Intel iMac running XP!


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.Neo

How come I don't recall seeing that white screen with the Windows logo in the middle when I install it on my system? (I mean install Windows on a PC)

Because it's a custom made boot loader for Macintosh computers? When booting Mac OS X on any Mac you would see a grey screen with a dark grey Apple logo in the middle.

Plus a "normal" PC's BIOS and the Windows 2000/XP/2003 etc. bootscreen isn't advanced enough to display 32-bit images unlike a Mac and Mac OS X.

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furby
is this all sounds great and i would love to give this a try if i had a mac! but it looks terribly complicated for me and me and portioning never really works out it always ends with tears.

Actually the instructions don't look that difficult. They have step by step method, but then I don't have PC and an mactel infront of me. Be interesting to hear peoples experience. Would definately try it if I could

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Toxicfume

Heh, that instruction mirror link is already down

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.Neo

and portioning never really works out it always ends with tears.

Not to sound blunt or anything but it's obvious you're doing something wrong then. Never had one problem when partitioning with Mac OS X' Disk Utility.

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KeR

so this will work with a MacBook Pro? I read the instructions but it just makes references to iMac's.

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AJerman

I wonder how many people are gonna get this installed and come backing going "wtf, 3d acceleration wont work!" hehe

Edit: Yes KeR

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Bossstms

I wonder how many people are gonna get this installed and come backing going "wtf, 3d acceleration wont work!" hehe

Edit: Yes KeR

Well there's no available drivers right now ... but i'm sure someone ... somehere ... in sometime will find a solution ... don't you think ?

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AJerman

Well there's no available drivers right now ... but i'm sure someone ... somehere ... in sometime will find a solution ... don't you think ?

Oh of course, but I just mean people who want to go play a game right off the bat haha. It might be a simple fix of modifying the catalysts to install on the certain device ID of the Mac's chip. I don't have one so I can't try it out, but that would be where I would start.

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Rudy

managed to download it using this link http://www.jerrybrace.com/Winxponmac%200.1.zip

so now i know what im doing once i get home from school :)

edit: after reading the instructions i see it was a good thing i left a blank 5GB partition when i reinstalled OSX(i knew it was going to require at least one fat32 or ntfs partition :p)

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Eli

So this doesn't allow duel booting does it. Only booting XP?

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Rudy

So this doesn't allow duel booting does it. Only booting XP?

dual booting

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Si

:| Having problems... the partitioning tool is taking waaay longer than the 3 minutes advertised

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Rudy

:| Having problems... the partitioning tool is taking waaay longer than the 3 minutes advertised

the tool from OSX or XP?

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Si

Upon booting the XP cd - I've got the mac partitioned etc fine, and the dual boot menu works (and looks great), but the cd just...stops... :(

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xxdesmus

Now what I find amusing is the fact that this method will likely be patched in the next OSX update which will lead to a whole new group of people complaining. :blink:

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Mike Mayer

Now what I find amusing is the fact that this method will likely be patched in the next OSX update which will lead to a whole new group of people complaining. :blink:

That was my first thought exactly.

Someone is going to patch this and everyone will be sad.... then they'll find a way around it again... then they'll patch it again..

It'll be a patch off!

Anyways I'll be watching how this unfolds to determine if I want to buy a macbook or not... since I need visual studio for work.

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Danrarbc

Now what I find amusing is the fact that this method will likely be patched in the next OSX update which will lead to a whole new group of people complaining. :blink:

If Apple patches it then it means they are actively preventing people from running Windows. They previously said they wouldn't do that.

Wouldn't that be going back on their word?

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Elliott

Apple doesn't care how people use the machines. They never stopped Linux distros from running on PowerPC Macs. What makes this any different?

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Rudy

If Apple patches it then it means they are actively preventing people from running Windows. They previously said they wouldn't do that.

Wouldn't that be going back on their word?

how could they patch it? all they're doing is loading an efi extention

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Si

Here is my torment... :(

All the forums are down too, I am going for a beer I think.

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Mike Mayer

When fixing something else they could inadvertantly break windows.

They would be sticking to their word but they still have to support the macbook as a mac. Can't leave the people using OSX only in the cold.

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AJerman
When fixing something else they could inadvertantly break windows.

They would be sticking to their word but they still have to support the macbook as a mac. Can't leave the people using OSX only in the cold.

Oh of course, but as others said above, there is nearly no reason that they should break this considering this is merely a translational layer between Windows and the EFI. It doesn't have anything to do with OS X at all. The only thing that may break it is if they made some modification to the system's EFI, and even then I think that this is probably general enough that that may not even break it.

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ollie_webbuk

Here is my torment... :(

All the forums are down too, I am going for a beer I think.

Oh dear!

How about you Rudy? You home yet? Having any luck with your MacBook?

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jdlarson83

Here is my torment... :(

All the forums are down too, I am going for a beer I think.

looks like your CD isnt booting, might want to try going back through the instructions on the burn, there are some very specific things you have to set in order to get it to boot

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