Running Leapor and XP from same CPU

Discussion in 'macOS' started by quicsilver786, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. quicsilver786 macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2008
    OK...I already KNOW you can use BootCamp to run windows and mac osx on the same hard drive.

    But here’s my question: Can I run both XP and OSX from the same CPU thats NOT a Mac but is say a Dell? What I have in mind is that I leave the XP on the internal hard drive and install the Mac OS on an external hard drive. Then have two separate monitors, one for each operating system, attached to the CPU and be able to run BOTH systems at the same time and view them on the monitors. Or can the CPU only run one operating system at one time and cannot run both at the same time, so I will only have the option to boot from one of the drives at startup?

    This is just a theoretical question and I am only asking because I am not too much of a tech
  2. Jason S. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2007
    You can't run Mac OS X on anything but Mac hardware, so no.
  3. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    You could achieve what you're looking to do (basically) with VM Fusion or Parallels, both of which allow you to run Windows on a second monitor so that you have both going from one computer at the same time. Of course, it's gotta be a Mac.


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