how to put win xp on my mbp with lion

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by aknova93, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. aknova93 macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2011
    hey guys,

    i just got my mbp with lion preinstalled, and i wanna put win xp on it (don't ask why), but bootcamp doesn't support win xp. so yeah if anyone knows how or if this can be done, please share =)

    thank you!

    PS. its just the boot disk with SP1, but i do have the driver disk as well.
  2. itegypt macrumors 6502a


    Aug 6, 2011
  3. Tiki35 macrumors 6502

    Oct 25, 2009
    Nanoose Bay, BC, Canada
  4. tekkietekkie macrumors member

    Aug 26, 2010
    ok why ? sorry couldn't resist, but seriously why? lol
  5. Hans Brix macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2010
    Playing games on Windows is much better.
  6. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    You cannot run windows XP through bootcamp, you will be able to use in in a virtual machine though.

    For gaming purposes, bootcamp is the only way to go, you'll need to upgrade to windows 7 for that.
  7. aknova93 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2011
    would creating a partition using bootcamp, then shut it down with windows cd in side, then boot to the cd and choose the partition i made work? is that even possible?
  8. borisiii macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2010
    From what I understand, 2011 MacBook Pros only allow Windows 7 to be installed via boot camp. It seems XP and Vista users are out of luck.
  9. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    You can get it installed but you'll have to find a few drivers (specifically bluetooth and network drivers) but everything else is works fine.
  10. aknova93 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2011
    well i have the original drivers CD as well....still not enough?
  11. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Nope. XP and vista are no longer fully supported as of this generation MBP, you'll have to find a way to source your own drivers for your hardware for the most part.
  12. ThirtyThr33 macrumors 6502


    Jun 13, 2011
    Boulder, Colorado
    WHAAAAAAT?! you cant install XP on new MBPs? XP was the best and most stable OS ever (windows-wise) I'm gonna miss it, I'm still on it now until I get my new macbook pro this week

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