installing bootcamp on a 'not fresh' imac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Keebler, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. Keebler macrumors 68030

    Jun 20, 2005
    hi folks,

    A quirky title, but I didn't want to type 'on an older imac" and i couldn't figure it out.

    Here's the deal - bought a refurb'd imac in 07...white 24" 2.16. love it.

    i've been using it ever since, but now my pc is starting to die. i've successfully installed bootcamp on my macbook pro, but that was when it was fresh out of the box with nothing installed or any extra hd space used.

    I do have plenty of space left to put XP on, but question is:

    should i wipe the imac after backing it up, then installing bootcamp or run Onxy to reset permissions etc.. and then install BC?

  2. AlexisV macrumors 68000


    Mar 12, 2007
    Manchester, UK
    The process won't be any different. Use Bootcamp Utility to add a partition and then just install Windows.
  3. pwn247 macrumors 6502


    Aug 30, 2008
    West Virginia, USA
    Yep. It should be no problem. There's no need to format the drive before installing Windoze.

    Simply start the Boot Camp utility and install your XP normally. Boot Camp, even on my Mac Pro with 2 HDDs, will automatically partition the drive (and quick, too). So even though you're on an old white iMac, it should be no different. Just make sure you've got enough space.

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