New Mac pro will not boot xp pro drive

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by aragdog, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. aragdog macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2009
    Ok here is my problem. I have a new 12 core Mac Pro and trying to boot on legit XP Pro drive but will get to the last window and will not let mouse or anything else work so I can validate the XP Pro and use it. Kinda upset as I have this working on other versions of Mac Pro's but just cannot get this to work on the newest Mac Pro. Any suggestions??

  2. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Do you have the latest drivers installed? (Of course prior to putting it in)

    And why are you still using XP?
  3. eponym macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2010
    Did you use the bootcamp assistant?

    Did you remember to re-format the partition again during the installation of XP? (the first time you do it won't work and causes issues)
  4. deconstruct60 macrumors 604

    Mar 10, 2009
    32-bit version of XP ?

    Wondering if EFI-64 boots into 32-bit BIOS mode ?

    However, is sounds like trying to pull an XP Pro drive out of a Mac Pro and have it boot on this one.... even though hardware is different (minimally different config.. not sure of low level BIOS emulation changes. ).

    A clean install with yet another license may be required.

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