View Full Version : BootCamp and Windows XP Pro
05-28-2008, 05:50 PM
Here's my problem, which I'm hoping you fine folks can help me with. I'm curious if the Intel chips in the newest Macbooks are 64 bit, and if so, will BootCamp support XP Pro 64? I'm shopping around for a Laptop as this years big purchase, and I'd like to know that I can utilize all 4 Gigs of RAM in a MacBook when I need to boot into the previously mentioned OS. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
05-28-2008, 06:27 PM
yes, they are 64bit intel core2's. As for bootcamp, I don't specifically know, but the Bootcamp Assistant doesn't say anything about it. In fact, it specifically says 32bit:
Insert your Windows Installation disc and click Start Installation.
You'll need an authentic 32-bit Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later, or Windows Vista Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, or Ultimate disc.
05-28-2008, 06:58 PM
That's too bad, but thanks for the reply! clears a bit of it up, I still think I'll go for a MacBook. For what I'm using it for, it's going to be the better choice.
05-31-2008, 09:41 AM
I didn't want to start another thread of the same topic, so here is my question:
I installed XP via bootcamp (legit copy, just bought it). So I boot back in to my Mac and run VMWare Fusion with my bootcamp partition as my virtual machine.
Once windows was loaded it asked my activate so I did and that was all gravy. Later I booted back in to windows via bootcamp (not VMWare), and it asked my to activate again, only this time I can't. It says it's already been activated.
Is there anything I can do to have it activated for VMWare and when I boot from the disk? I feel I am being cheated, because it's only installed on one machine (technically). I installed it once, set it up once why should I have to activate it more than once?
Am I within my legal rights to use a patch or anything like that?
05-31-2008, 08:39 PM
You can still activate by phone if that's the problem. There is an order you should do it in, I can't remember which but it looks like you did it in the wrong order.
Is it saying it has been activated for the maximum number of times, or is Windows claiming that it has already been activated while prompting you to activate?
06-03-2008, 02:03 PM
I had this same issue with Parallels, I just called the toll free number on the activation window. There is no one to speak to, its just a computer. So when the computer asks you the questions about your Windows install respond as if this is your first time installing(I think I just kept saying yes), it will give you a new key to put in.