How would you rate your experience installing/using Windows with Bootcamp?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Jon5552, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. Jon5552 macrumors newbie

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    I'm thinking of installing Windows XP on my MacBook Pro to play Windows games. However, it seems like there are a lot of problems I could run into during installation and other problems once it's installed.

    How would you rate your experience installing and using Windows with BootCamp? Did it give you a headache or was it a breeze? How long did it take?

    Also, does anyone know of any good tutorial/help websites about BootCamp other than the official Apple site about it?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    I had my first and only kernel panic trying to install Windows XP with the Boot Camp Beta. I clicked "Restart" to start the installation and it kernel panicked.

    Other than that, the seven times I've installed either XP or Vista have gone flawlessly.
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    No problems with Boot Camp

    The installation instructions were fine for me

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  4. xpipe macrumors regular

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    I had no problems with Vista installation, but I get little pops and stutters when listening to music. Not constantly, but enough to be annoying :(
     
  5. arkitect macrumors 601

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    No problems with installing and running XP…

    No problem installing Vista, but running it was not up to expectations.
     
  6. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    I'd rate my experience with 4 out of 5 stars. The only problem I ran into was thinking that the partition was already formatted (it wasn't) so I tried installing Windows anyway but it totally messed up the partition so I had to delete it and do it all over again. Other than that, I've not had any problems with the set up process (I've learned my lesson to always format the partition). After you install Windows is when all the problems begin :p
     
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  8. macffooky macrumors regular

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    Installing XP was a walk in the park but adding a Ubuntu partition was quite a lot trickier.

    One thing, I'm not sure whether it was the old Boot Camp beta or the Leopard one but one or t'other caused an oddity whereby XP SP3 kept trying to install itself in the wrong partition. After a lot of googling I found which entry in the Registry to alter but if you do encounter the same problem the answer is out there somewhere.
     
  9. costabunny macrumors 68020

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    I run Vista64 on a fifth hard disk and its fine (tho I do get a few probs with my headset but I am certainnow its the drivers)

    otherwise all is good and vista really flies :D
     
  10. JNB macrumors 604

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    RTFM and you'll be fine. 99% of the problems people report are because they just whacked away at it. As far as using it, well, it's just another Windows laptop at that point, but a better one than I've ever had before.
     

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