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OK, so i wasnt sure on where to post this one because it jumps through about 4 different categories. Hardware, software, windows, mac. I have a macbook with windows xp lite installed on it. and i cannot find no drivers in xp form that would help work the mac hardware. i know xp can be put on mac, but i guess the drivers is where they stick it to ya for trying to cross platform. the mouse lags, the keybaord lags, the resolution is low, theres no windows startup sound. other than that its fine. runs good, boots ok, ideas?

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Re: macbook hardware and windows XP OS

How did you install it - bootstrapped it?

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Re: macbook hardware and windows XP OS

preinstalled xp lite SP3,
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Re: macbook hardware and windows XP OS

The only way that I know that folks have placed Windows on a MAC is by bootstrapping it via Bootcamp. Bootcamp allows you to run both MAC OS and Windows. Mind you windows is going to run slower. I would think only running windows alone you're going to have driver issues.

Does he only want to run Windows on it? If so that is stupid and a huge waste of money since he probably overpaid for a MAC computer to do what a cheaper computer could have done better, sorry ppl like that just need to be knocked on the head and preferable with thier overpriced MAC then Koolaid poured on them.

For the record I don't own a MAC, never have so I have never used bootcamp. Maybe someone who has used it can jump in with more info. I just gave you the info that I know.

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Re: macbook hardware and windows XP OS
Bootcamp comes preinstalled on the new intel/mac computers. Its a very basic program and but have to do most of the work like choose how much hard drive space you want to allow for the mac side and then the pc side etc. I am not totally sure but I do believe you can purchase Bootcamp through Apple.

Bootcamp from what I remember is like this, when you want to for example work on your PC side and you are already using your Mac side, you have to re-start your computer and then choose which side you want to work on, the PC side or the Mac side. But with the other two programs below you don't have to do that you can run your Mac side and PC at the same time.

There are two other programs that are way better, in my opinion and do it all for you they are............

Vmware Fusion
and the other one is called Parallels.

I have installed and used them both.

They both installed with no problems and worked exactly the way they said they would, anybody with very little computer knowledge, I think could install either of them.

Once Windows is installed by either of the above programs, your PC runs just like any other PC would, all the updates are done automatically etc. everything is the same.

I personally use and prefer Parallels, its more user friendly than VmwareFusion, in my opinion.

Having said that I do know that VmwareFusion has had an update or two since I used it.

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