question about bootcamp

Shadylane315

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is there a website that explains all of steps, warnings, and such for bootcamp. i want to read up on it before i install. also want to know how to parition the hard drive or if possible to run everything from an external hard drive that i have.
 

balamw

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Shadylane315 said:
is there a website that explains all of steps, warnings, and such for bootcamp. i want to read up on it before i install. also want to know how to parition the hard drive or if possible to run everything from an external hard drive that i have.
Read the documentation Apple provides. http://images.apple.com/macosx/bootcamp/pdf/Boot_Camp_Beta_Setup_Guide.pdf

Running XP from an external is possible but requires modifying some of the windows installation files and is not for the faint of heart. http://guides.macrumors.com/Boot_Camp_Windows_XP_On_External_Drive and read the thread that is linked from the guide.

Read all of the above and come back here for any questions.

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bearbo

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Shadylane315 said:
where can i obtain a windows xp with service pack 2 cd?
amazon.com
newegg.com
buy.com

bestbuy
fry's
circuit city
compusa

oh the list goes on and on and on and on
 

SpankyPenzaanz

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i got my copy xp professional from newegg for $135 for the oem. A warning about newegg is that i got my order before htey confirmed my order at all - it took 2 days turnaround for them