Windows on Same Drive As OS X?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by gvdv, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. gvdv macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2007
    I'm about to finally buy a Mac Pro (after a lot of delays) and I'm contemplating installing Windows XP in addition to using OSX.

    I've read conflicting accounts about how to configure a Mac for use with Windows.

    Do I have to install XP *on the same internal hard drive* as OSX (in a different partition, of course) or can I put it on a different, internal drive?

    Also, if I choose to not install XP right now, how easy/difficult would it be to transfer OSX to a new (probably bigger) hard drive in the future, so that I can also install XP at that time?

    Thanks for any help that you can give me,

  2. EvilDoc macrumors 6502a


    Jun 30, 2005
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    With the mac pro you have the option of installing Xp on a seprate internal drive if one is available. Its not nessary but it makes sense to if you have a spare drive. You would be perfectly fine installing on the same drive as OS X, you will need to partion it of course.

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