Member Since: Dec 20, 2006
Location: Lake Mary, Florida
Mac Specs: 15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
12-16-2009, 01:26 PM
Actually, Boot Camp has very specific requirements for which version of Windows you can use.
If it's Windows XP, the disc must have SP2/3 integrated. It also must be a full version, not an upgrade edition. And finally, it can not be a system restore disc from another computer as they are frequently tailored to the machine they were sold with.
Vista is also supported, but it can not be an upgrade or restore disc (same as with XP).
Windows 7 runs, but you need to make sure you have Boot Camp 3.0 (the version that came with Snow Leopard). Additionally, it is not "officially" supported by Boot Camp, but Apple has publicly stated that the release should be out before year's end.
All of that information and much more is in this thread:
Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!