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    windows 8.1
    i have a white macbook. i have another thread about windows xp but i got a windows 8.1 preview on a disc. I thought, heck, why not, i have the iso running in a virtual machine but it is just way too slow, is it possible to run it in boot camp, I'm sure there is some work around

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    Think the problem is the MacBook is showing its age. Remember that model originally came out with Tiger OS X.4.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    early 2007 White Macbook. 2.16 GHz Core 2 Duo, 2 Gb ram, 120 Gb HDD. OSX 10.6.8 SL
    haha, yes, i would love a new one but i don't have the money, ill have to make due with what i got though, plus i kinda like the challenge of trying o make things work, is there a way to install windows 8

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    The Windows 8.1 Preview has either expired or due to expire soon, so why even bother trying to get it to run on an older MacBook? I wouldn't attempt to run any other version of Windows on that machine except XP, and for that you will need to update to at least Leopard or Snow Leopard.

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    As chscag points out install Snow Leopard OS X.6. This is available from Apple Online for twenty bucks including postage. That will include BootCamp and you can install XP from there.


    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC...6-snow-leopard
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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