What does Boot Camp actually do?

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  1. macuser154 macrumors 6502

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    When Boot Camp does it's stuff, does it just partition the drive, or does it do other stuff as well.

    For example, can I just partition my drive into two using Disk Utility? Or do I have to use Boot Camp to install Windows.
     
  2. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Apart from partitioning your disk it installs the relevant drivers…
     
  3. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Yes, as long as you format it in FAT format then you can reformat it in NTFS format when you are installing Windows. Other than that all Boot Camp does is give you a convienent method for getting all the drivers on one CD rather than having to download them.
     
  4. macuser154 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have a Leopard disc. So can I just install the drivers from there?
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, once Windows is installed, insert the disc, and it should run automatically.
     

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