Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Mac Specs: 21.5" iMac 2.5 GHz i5, iPad 3rd Gen., 3 iPods
05-05-2008, 12:55 AM
Originally Posted by nauset24
I am a new user, too, and am thinking about Fusion but have some concerns:
I have MBP, standard issue, and once I install fusion then I install my XP OS, right? Now, I think the disks I have don't have SP 2, so once I install XP, do I go onto the MS website (guess I have to install IE first!!!) and download and install all the updates? Then...install other programs?
Also, how do I figure out if I have enough HD space. Don't know how to access that info on a Mac.
And then, do you have to worry about viruses on your mac because you have windows installed???
And are there any tricks or "watch out for's" when installing XP?
You don't have to install SP2 to XP in order to run it in Fusion. That only applies to a Boot Camp installation. Installing XP also installs IE - you don't install it separately. Once XP is installed to Fusion you can download and install all the patches, security updates and whatever. However, you might want to wait a bit since XP SP3 should be released sometime next week. SP3 includes all previous updates and also SP1 and 2.
Figuring out how much HDD space you have is easy. Just double click your Macintosh HD icon and read the info on the bottom pane.
And yes, once XP is installed you need to worry about virus', malware, spyware, and all the nasty stuff Windows is famous for.
As far as installing XP in Fusion is concerned, it's not much different from doing it on a Windows machine. Nothing special, just the usual MS BS.