I need install XP with BootCamp help please!

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by umbilical, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. umbilical macrumors 6502a

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    hi there, I have installed on my mac xp with parallels, but I want install with xp bootcamp? is a problem? and... I why when I open bootcamp say: Important: Back up your disk before partiotioning it or installing windows. WHY?? sounds like "hey this is a risk operation is better that you make a back up beacues maybe you loose the data of your hard disk!" sounds like that to my, why backup before installing bootcamp?

    any help , thanks! :)
     
  2. JNB macrumors 604

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    Installing XP under a BC partition will be seen as a separate installation and will need reactivation. If installed via BC first, then Parallels will see it automatically and use the BC partition instead of requiring separate installation & activation.

    The advice on backing up is just common sense. Before partitioning any drive with live data for any purpose, you should ALWAYS have a current backup. It has nothing to do with Boot Camp in particular. Remember to print, read, and follow the available Boot Camp instructions before assuming anything on the installation.
     
  3. umbilical thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    in my case, I prefer erase all the hd, install leopead again and install bootcamp, all brand new... but! I have a lot data... so I need a backup but I dont have space for backup so... I need a new hd! And all that is beacuse I dont like parallels... sometimes go to slow .... and things like that .... well I have just 2gb but well... I want try with bootcamp.

    thanks
     

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