Running Boot Camp

Chuck Toporek

Abstract

This document guides you step-by-step through the entire installation process, including upgrading your Mac's Firmware, creating the Macintosh Drivers CD to make XP work properly with your Mac's hardware, and using the Boot Camp Assistant to partition your hard drive and install Windows XP. You'll also learn how to avoid common pitfalls (such as previously partitioned drives and wrong disk permissions). And finally, you'll find out which Mac functions don't work in XP and which XP features backfire on a Mac. With this invaluable guide at your side, you'll finish configuring your dual-boot Mac in as little as two hours, avoiding numerous hazards and annoyances along the way.

A Step-by-Step Guide to a Pitfall-Free Installation of Windows XP on a Mac

Okay, so technically hell hasn't frozen over yet, but we think the Apocalypse is about to begin. First, Steve Jobs announces that Apple will be switching all of its Mac hardware over to Intel processors. That was bad enough; after all, we Mac users have just survived one major transition from Mac OS 9 and the dreaded Classic Environment (a mode that let you run Classic Mac applications on top of Mac OS X), and now everything's switching over to Intel. Great! That's just what we needed. But our Fearless Leader assured us that the move to Intel would go quickly and smoothly, ...

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