Windows XP on external drive, from another computer.

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by mrule2009, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. mrule2009 macrumors newbie

    mrule2009

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    I have a Dell Dimension 4700 that I've had for several years now that I never use. The hard drive has XP installed on it. Can I just pull out the hard drive hook it up to an external enclosure and get my macbook to run XP?
     
  2. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

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    no, and not on a PC. In most cases it will not boot at all if you change the motherboard, you just get a black screen.
     
  3. Arkbargle macrumors member

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    Motherboard / chipset drivers likely won't be compatible, you'll get odd issues such as the black screen described above or just a BSOD.
     

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