Should I install Windows XP or not?

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  1. gusapple macrumors 6502a

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    Recently, my family's computer crashed. It was, unfortunately, a Windows computer. Then, instead of going out and getting a new computer, we just got the XP CD so that I could install it on my Mac. The problem is, will putting this on my Mac make any changes to the RAM or CPU speed. Space on my hard drive is not an issue, but computer RAM and CPU speed are. Am I going to regret using Boot Camp? Has anybody had any problems? I need some advice, please help!:confused:
    EDIT: Also, will I be able to get rid of any viruses easily? Or if one ruins the computer, will it be dead for life?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    No it won't make changes.

    How would it?
     
  3. gusapple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Will it run slower, faster, the same?
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    How would it make changes to the hardware?

    It'll run as fast as a Windows machine of those specifications.
     
  5. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    What Mac do you have? It won't slow down your Mac.
     
  6. gusapple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, but now I am worried about viruses. If a virus infects my hard drive, will I not be able to use the Mac side of it?

    I have an Aluminum iMac with like 2.4 GH
     
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  8. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    No problems on my Alu iMacs. Add an anti-virus program like avast or avg to protect your windows side and you should be fine.
     

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