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    Oct 13, 2009
    Snow Leopard, Bootcamp, and XP... I'm new
    I'm sort of unfamiliar with the mac as I just recently got my first macbook. It's running snow leopard and I want to also run Windows XP on it. However, I have some pre-installed software on snow leopard that I don't want to lose while installing XP.

    My question is: Can I make a partition and install windows XP without affecting anything that's on my mac OS as it is now? If so, can someone please direct me to a guide, I'd greatly appreciate it!

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    cwa107's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 20, 2006
    Lake Mary, Florida
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    Yes. The guide is built right into Boot Camp Assistant. Make sure you go to print it out when prompted.

    I would also recommend 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!

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    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    BootCamp Assistant will be found in your Applications / Utilities folder.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    Jan 27, 2009
    New York, NY
    17" MacBook Pro, 2.5 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, not unibody
    Or you can just search for it in Spotlight.

    17" MacBook Pro, OSX 10.6.2 Snow Leopard

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    I would recommend just installing XP in a virtual machine via Sun's VirtualBox (free). I have more success with VB than either of the "other guys". I have XP running in one space and Mac OS X in the other so I can switch back/forth as needed with no reboot.

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