Is Bootcamp safe?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Sparky8, May 10, 2007.

  1. Sparky8 macrumors member

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    I want to put Guild wars on my mac so ive got a new copy of XP and downloaded the assistant, but im having worries over whether bootcamp is safe or not. ve read some horror tories and my big worry is that Apple wont help if t buggers up.

    Opinions?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    Boot Camp is only unsafe if you don't know what you're doing. And, as a beta product, no, Apple won't help if it messes up. Once it's part of Leopard (and you HAVE Leopard), they will help.

    In short: if you're not reasonably technically literate and/or don't have basic Windows installation knowledge, DON'T USE BOOTCAMP. Yet.
     
  4. andy5000 macrumors regular

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    i installed bootcamp on sunday night with windows xp profressional. seemed pretty straightforward.Only problem i had was when i installed the mac os driver disc in windows.rebooted and windows said pci.sys was missing but i found the file in system 32 and put it in the drivers file. (in os x as the bootcamp volume mounts on your desktop) rebooted and it worked. so helped to have a little knowledge of computers.
     
  5. kiang macrumors regular

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    as long as you're not doing anything exotic (eg: BIOS simulation etc) Bootcamp should be pretty safe. keep in mind it's still beta though, so if you screw up, you're screwed big time ;)
    I say: if you don't need it just yet, wait till it's final version.
     
  6. psychofreak Retired

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    I say, back up first and you'll be fine :)
     
  7. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    Just don't do anything silly. Always wear protection!
     

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