Installing WindowsXP on a Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by orbitalpunk, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. orbitalpunk macrumors 6502


    Aug 14, 2006
    Hi guys. Has anyone been successful in installing xp on there mac pro. If so, what exact version. I've tried twice and ive gotten errors both times. I wonder if its because of the version of XP im using. I have xp pro student upgrade with sp1. so i slipstreamed sp2 into and made a new disc. the first time without sp2 i got the blue screen of death when setup started. the second time before setup started a message appeared saying my device configuration it not right. also this is done with out boot camp. Im just boot from the cd and install on a separate hard drive. and ive tried in slot 1 and slot 1.

    thanks for any advice.
    I use maya and maya is not UB so its very slow. not really usable.
    Thanks again!
  2. flashzoom macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2006
    I did

    I did install the WinXP pro on one of the MBP.
    everything seem to be ok. I didn't fully tested it tho. Only tested for about 2 days.
    I did the install with Bootcamp, not sure if the system will work correctly without the bookcamp. Since MBP doesn't have a BIOS on it.
    But I am sure you can't install it with XP PRO sp1. It requires to have the Win XP Pro SP2. and you can't jsut upgrade to sp2. you need to have the actual xp pro sp2 version.
    hope that helps.

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