Windows xp

kenbjr

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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?
 

Intell

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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.
 
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accessoriesguy

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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?
 
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Intell

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Do you think VMware will do it? I have Fusion but its not the newest V.
Sure, any virtual machine application will work. Just forward the printer's USB connection to Windows and everything should work without an issue.
 
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vistadude

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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.
 
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balamw

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VM Ware supports to the use of XP, only problem is getting the XP Operating system.
You can also buy Windows 7 and run XP for free in windows XP mode.
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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