Win XP Pro in BootCamp - Losing my mind ??

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by TychoBrahe, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. TychoBrahe macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2007
    Can I not use BootCamp to partition my brand new MacBook's drive and then install and boot into Windows XP Pro SP2 ? TigerDirect is telling me I cannot. Now I'm scared to purchase a copy ! The link to the product is:

    I must be missing some detail because I thought this would work. My conversation with the TigerDirect guy went as follows:

    Me: I'm going to create a second partition on my mac and run win xp ppro on it but see the following link:
    Me: Notice in the questions and answers someone asks if this windows will run on a macbook pro and the answer was "No". Why is this ? Is this correct ?
    Me: I'm intending to use Apple's BootCamp product to dual boot the macbook and run this win xp pro
    Tiger Direct: yes is correct wont work.
    Me: Darn. Which versions of windows will ?
    Tiger Direct: none
    Me: Yes they will ! Apple's bootcamp allows you to run windows on a Macintosh :)
    Tiger Direct: you will need to get we apple and ask this question because on are record show wont work.
    Me: okay - thanks ​

    Can anyone set me straight please :) ?
  2. Crash-n-Burn macrumors regular

    Jan 9, 2007
    You can install windows using bootcamp. It's well documented, and there are plenty of tutorials out there.

    I loath Tiger Direct
  3. apfhex macrumors 68030


    Aug 8, 2006
    Northern California
    Why did you even bother to ask Tiger Direct? What the hell do they know? ;) Of course you can.
  4. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    Check any of the plethora of threads here where people ask if OEM XP will install and run on their Macs. It is not a supported/recommended install media (by Apple), but that doesn't mean it doesn't work.

  5. solvs macrumors 603


    Jun 25, 2002
    LaLaLand, CA
    This should have answered your question:

    Just buy it from Newegg. Free shipping. I agree with C&B, Tiger Direct sucks.
  6. TychoBrahe thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2007
    Thank all of you :) Whew - this was what I was thinking originally. People at work recommended Tiger Direct to me, but after this I'm not going to use them. Newegg it is !
  7. Hmac macrumors 68020

    May 30, 2007
    Midwest USA
    NewEgg used to have a policy that they would only sell you an OEM version operating system if you had purchased some qualifying hardware that represented a new computer, such as processor or motherboard. I don't know if that's still true - I've bought several OEM XP versions in the past when I was building PCs. When I ordered this last version of XP to install on my Mac (which went fine BTW), I had no problem with the OEM version even without the concomitant hardware purchase. So, maybe they got rid of that requirment, but if not, I know Tiger Direct never pays any attention to that stuff.

  8. webgoat macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2007
    Austin, TX
    i purchased xp pro oem from newegg (first purchase from newegg) without any additional hardware and installed it in boot camp and run the boot camp partition with vmware fusion as well... works great and saved me some good $

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