Windows XP through bootcamp on Alu Macbook

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Molopo, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. Molopo macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2008
    Okay, I have a few questions about the whole bootcamp deal. Do I need a "licensed" windows disc? My father has a few burned copies that he procured from unknown whereabouts (*cough*), would those work? Also, in regards to battery life, just how many hours/minutes do I stand to lose by using XP instead of OSX? Also, any known errors that occur in XP with the new Alu macbook? Thanks for your time.
  2. Scottsdale macrumors 601


    Sep 19, 2008
    You know you can buy a legit OEM copy from a place like New Egg or Fry's Electronics for only $100 or so. Only thing with OEM is no support from Microsoft, but you save $250... And you need a full copy. Since it's a new install on that computer you do it legit and no future problems. You can buy Vista Ultimate for only $25 more or so.

    Just letting you know it's not an outrageous price or anything to go ahead and do the right thing.

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