XP for cheap for Mac Pro

DXoverDY

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bob5820 said:
OEM should be fine. Understand though that XP Home will only support one physical CPU, or in this case 2 of the 4 cores. I'm running XP Home (under Parallels not Bootcamp) on my Mac Pro
I think Home only does 1 core as well... I may be wrong on that one but I don't think Home supports multiple cores even
 

plinden

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DXoverDY said:
I think Home only does 1 core as well... I may be wrong on that one but I don't think Home supports multiple cores even
It supports multiple cores, not multiple processors.
 

smitha96

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XP Pro w/ SP 2?

Can someone just point me to a cheap pro copy that will work? I actually couldn't find it on NewEgg, but I might just be stupid.
 

Felldownthewell

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FFTT said:
You must purchase XP INCLUDING SP2.

You'll want XP Pro SP2 if you want full access to all your processor cores.
Or you could get SP1 and slipstream SP2 into the disk, which is perfectly legal but complicated. At least it was for me.

I vote for the newegg version. Anything you get for cheap off ebay is bound to be a copy.
 

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