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Hi guys,

My old Macbook 13" was running Lion and Bootcamp with Windows XP for years and they were/are perfect for my needs and I own both.

So my HD died, I installed a new one, got back to Lion and today I find I can't install my copy of Win XP on Bootcamp.

I infrequently need 2 bespoke programs under Windows. I'm not going to buy Win 7 or 8 and don't see why I should have to as I already had what I need running on my machine.

Is there any way to get Win XP onto Bootcamp these days?
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I had the same problem on my MacBook Pro. Started with XP which worked fine. Somewhere along the way, maybe after a BootCamp update, I found I could not re-install. The solution I found was to import the BootCamp partition into a virtual machine. I used Fusion but it should work with Parallels and perhaps with Virtual Box.

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Is there any way to get Win XP onto Bootcamp these days?
Windows XP is no longer supported in Boot Camp. Follow Moderator Slydude's advice if you really must have XP.
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