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Hi, i am about to get a macbook. I do not want to spend $150 on Office 2004, and like office 2007 much better anyways. So I would have to install XP using bootcamp and then everything would be good to go? I have the XP Pro CD, but the threads keep talking about some SP2 disc, how do i know if i have this or if my CD of XP is capable of doing this?
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If your only reason for installing XP on your macbook is to use Office 2007, then you should use Parallels instead of Bootcamp. Parallels alows you to run XP in a window (or full screen) WITHIN OS X... no rebooting, no closing OSX apps, etc...

SP2 refers to Service Pack 2 (an update to XP)... if the disc says Service pack to or SP2, you have it... You do NOT need SP2 if you use Parallels.
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oh ok i get it now, but is bootcamp free while Parallels is $80?
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Correct... Bootcamp is free, while Parallels is $80...
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