how to put win xp on my mbp with lion

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  1. aknova93 macrumors newbie

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    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

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    http://www.vmware.com/products/fusion/overview.html
     
  3. Tiki35 macrumors 6502

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  4. tekkietekkie macrumors member

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

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    Playing games on Windows is much better.
     
  6. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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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