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    Bootcamp problems!
    Hi Guys, Just got a mac book pro with Leopard, ran boot camp, made a 32GB partition, restarted, formatted the partition quick FAT32, installed XP. All was going well, until the install had finished and I get a cursor, with a light blue screen which is completely locked up. I restarted and XP booted fine, but once in XP I noticed Device Manager was lit up like a christmas tree, all the drivers were missing, I went to shut down XP and it locked up.

    I have tried deleting the partition and trying it all again, same issues!
    HELP!

    Thanks in advance

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    did you install the mac-windows drivers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NPuter View Post
    did you install the mac-windows drivers?
    Nope, but isnt bootcamp supposed to do that automatically? I was under the impression that it gets them all ready for you before the first restart to install xp?

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by macandme View Post
    Nope, but isnt bootcamp supposed to do that automatically? I was under the impression that it gets them all ready for you before the first restart to install xp?

    Cheers
    Nope, the installation instructions clearly list the three basic steps:

    1. Run Boot Camp Assistant
    2. Install Windows
    3. Install the Boot Camp drivers for Windows.


    Link to Boot Camp Installations Instructions PDF
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    Quote Originally Posted by D3v1L80Y View Post
    Nope, the installation instructions clearly list the three basic steps:

    1. Run Boot Camp Assistant
    2. Install Windows
    3. Install the Boot Camp drivers for Windows.


    Link to Boot Camp Installations Instructions PDF
    Thanks for that, I guess that serves me right for listening to someone say 'boot camp does it all automatically'
    Cheers for the link!

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    all bootcamp does before you actually install windows is...
    1) create the partition where you will install windows
    2) modify the partition map so windows can actually boot

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