SSD XP Pro/Bootcamp on 2007 Macpro ? Drivers Needed

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  1. docderwood macrumors member

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    Would like to run WinXP pro on an SSD drive on a 8 core 3Ghz Mac pro.

    Tried initially placing this drive on one of the two xtra SATA ports and mounting it where the extra CD drive goes, then discovered that Windows won't recognize and would need drivers/hacking etc.

    Have decided to put it in regular bay 4 and use bootcamp. Do I need to install any special drivers to maximize the ability of Windows to access this drive?

    thx for any help.


    Model Name: Mac Pro
    Model Identifier: MacPro2,1
    Processor Name: Quad-Core Intel Xeon
    Processor Speed: 3 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 2
    Total Number Of Cores: 8
    L2 Cache (per processor): 8 MB
    Memory: 8 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.33 GHz
    Boot ROM Version: MP21.007F.B06
    SMC Version (system): 1.15f3
     
  2. gugucom macrumors 68020

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    There should not be a fundamental problem unless you have a software RAID installed in your MacPro2,1.

    Your drive #4 will come out in legacy mode. If you want to go full speed you have to set it to AHCI mode. It would be good to load the latest Intel AHCI drivers therefore at the Windows installation. Unless you can slipstream them into the CD you will unfortunately need an USB floppy drive. Vista will pick up drivers from USB sticks but XP will not.
     
  3. docderwood thread starter macrumors member

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    Slipstream instructions?

    I created a slipstream CD today for XP pro w/o the drivers. Any guidance on how to create a slipstream CD with the appropriate drivers would be GREATLY appreciated!

    thx!
     
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  6. gugucom macrumors 68020

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    I have looked at your slipstream program. I do not see that you can load drivers there. So you probably have to use nLite or a similar program that is capable of loading drivers.

    It is probably easier to push the F6 key at loading and insert the drivers with a USB floppy drive.
     
  7. docderwood thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, will play with Nlite and also have a USB floppy drive.

    Can't believe I am ordering a USB floppy drive. What a step backwards!
     
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  9. docderwood thread starter macrumors member

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    Nevermind,need 5 posts....
     
  10. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Don't knock USB floppy drives. They're still really useful, even on new machines. :eek: :D
     

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