Windows XP in Mountain Lion

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by jwolf6589, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. jwolf6589 macrumors 6502a

    jwolf6589

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    #1
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4818?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US#2

    I have not upgraded from Snow Leopard as of yet as I need to upgrade to Office 2011, and replace several other PPC only apps. However the article above states that Windows XP is not supported in ML is this true? I have a XP partition and I need it for Windows apps. Do not tell me that I also need to upgrade that as well? I have 4GB's of RAM, and have portioned the Windows NTFS drive for 80GB of which I have more than 60GB's free. Will this be enough?
     
  2. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

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    Windows XP is not supported by Lion or Mountain Lion for use with Boot Camp.

    Upgrading to Mountain Lion may corrupt your Boot Camp partition. Only Windows 7 is supported.

    If you want to continue to use XP and you want/need to upgrade to Mountain Lion, you could look into using XP as a Virtual Machine. Parallels 7 works well with XP - I have it set up as one of my Virtual Machines.

    For Boot Camp, I use Windows 7 (although I also use Parallels to access Windows 7 if I just need to use a Windows program for a few minutes and it's not worth a restart).
     

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