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Apple releases Official "XP on a Mac" instructions
From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2006 14:43:25 -0400
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From: Randall <rvh40 () insightbb com>
Date: April 5, 2006 1:56:32 PM EDT
To: Dave <dave () farber net>, Dewayne Hendricks
<dewayne () warpspeed com>, JMG <johnmacsgroup () yahoogroups com>
Subject: [johnmacsgroup] Apple releases Official "XP on a Mac"
Reply-To: johnmacsgroup () yahoogroups com
Wednesday, April 05, 2006 at 1:55 PM EDT
More and more people are buying and loving Macs. To make this choice
simply irresistible, Apple will include technology in the next major
release of Mac OS X, Leopard, that lets you install and run the Windows
XP operating system on your Mac. Called Boot Camp (for now), you can
download a public beta today.
As elegant as it gets
Boot Camp lets you install Windows XP without moving your Mac data,
though you will need to bring your own copy to the table, as Apple
Computer does not sell or support Microsoft Windows.(1) Boot Camp will
burn a CD of all the required drivers for Windows so you don't have to
scrounge around the Internet looking for them.
Optional alt. At startup, hold down the option key (alt) to choose
between Mac OS X and Windows.
Run XP natively
Once you’ve completed Boot Camp, simply hold down the option key at
startup to choose between Mac OS X and Windows. (That’s the “alt” key
for you longtime Windows users.) After starting up, your Mac runs
Windows completely natively. Simply restart to come back to Mac.
What you’ll need
* Mac OS X Tiger v10.4.6 (check Software Update)
* The latest Firmware update (check Support Downloads)
* 10GB free hard disk space
* An Intel-based Mac
* A blank recordable CD
* A printer for the instructions (You’ll want to print them
installing Windows, really.)
* A bona fide installation disc for Microsoft Windows XP, Service
Pack 2, Home or Professional (No multi-disc, upgrade or Media
The Boot Camp course
Boot Camp Public Beta provides a straightforward means of letting your
Mac run Windows. Here’s how it works:
Space maker. Meet the most elegant hard drive utility ever.
* First, you need to make sure your Intel-based Mac has the
version of Mac OS X and the latest firmware update. These
provide technologies that make Boot Camp possible. It’s also
wise to print out the Installation & Setup Guide.
* The Boot Camp burns a CD with the drivers Windows needs to
recognize Mac-specific hardware. It is very important to do
before starting the Windows installation.
* The software also helps you set aside hard drive space for the
Windows installation, without moving any of your Mac files
around. Just drag the intuitive slider to choose the size
right for you. Boot Camp also helps you remove the Windows
partition, should you so desire.
* Next, insert your Windows installation disc, restart and follow
the Windows installation process. The only tricky part is
selecting the C: drive manually. Be sure to get this right, or
you could erase your Mac files accidentally. Remember, Apple
Computer does not sell or support Microsoft Windows.
* After the installation process is complete and your Mac has
booted Windows, you’ll need the Macintosh Drivers CD you burned
previously. When you insert the CD, it will automatically
install the drivers. Follow the instructions in the
& Setup Guide for helpful hints.
* Don’t forget to follow best practices for updating and
protecting your Windows system (see “Word to the wise” to
1. You’ll need Windows XP Home Edition or Professional, Service
Pack 2 installation disc.
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believe Adam and Eve rode to church on the backs of dinosaurs". - SNL
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- Apple releases Official "XP on a Mac" instructions David Farber (Apr 05)