Windows xp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by kenbjr, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. kenbjr macrumors newbie

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    So I'm looking to put XP on my i7 macbook pro.
    I have a large format printer that will only work with xp due to drivers.
    But now I cant find drivers for my mac to work in xp. Bootcamp wants to see windows 7 and provides drivers for 7, so what do I do now?
    any Ideas?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    What about using Windows XP as VM via VMWare Fusion, Parallels Desktop or Sun's Virtual Box (free, but a bit buggy)?
     
  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    Apple has discontinued Windows XP support with 2011 Macs. There is no way to get it to load or run via Boot Camp.
     
  4. accessoriesguy macrumors 6502a

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    VM Ware supports to the use of XP, only problem is getting the XP Operating system.

    have you thought of using redwine?
     
  5. kenbjr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    BOO!! :mad:
    Do you think VMware will do it? I have Fusion but its not the newest V.
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    Sure, any virtual machine application will work. Just forward the printer's USB connection to Windows and everything should work without an issue.
     
  7. vistadude macrumors 65816

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    Parallels and Fusion will be easiest. You can also buy Windows 7 and run XP for free in windows XP mode. You need Windows 7 pro or ultimate for that.
     
  8. balamw Moderator

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    W7 is definitely the most convenient way to pick up a spare license of XP to run under W7/Virtual PC.

    Just note that you can't take this VM to Fusion, even though you can take it to VMWare Player under W7.

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