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


    Mar 11, 2008
    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

    Sep 22, 2006
    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

    Jan 14, 2008
    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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