Three OS on iMAc?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by BasilFawlty, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. BasilFawlty macrumors 6502


    Jun 20, 2009
    New Mexico
    I'm rather new to Mac. I have a new mid-2011 27" iMac and have installed Windows 7 under boot camp. Is it possible to install more than two OS under boot camp? I.E., could I have MAC OS, Win 7 AND Win XP?
  2. wickerman1893 macrumors 6502


    Dec 16, 2008
    I would imagine so. As long as you create 2 different partitions on the drive it should work fine.
  3. iSayuSay macrumors 68040


    Feb 6, 2011
    I don't think it's possible to install native Win XP on newer Macs.

    BootCamp doesn't support WinXp installation anymore, in fact it only support Win7 Home Premium and above.

    Okay, so you have Win7 installed on your Mac. Windows always going upward and forward in term of installation. You can only install (fresh or upgrade) newer generation Windows. Which means you can only install newer Windows than 7 itself (not available yet).

    But if you provide enough space for Windows, you can install Ubuntu on it. The hierarchy still intact. OSX manage Windows, and Windows manage Ubuntu. If you want to go WinXP, you can do it on VMWare or Parallel

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