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Boot up WindowsXP hard drive on Macbook?

Last Modified: 2013-11-29
Am I able to run windows from a windows installed HDD on a Macbook? I tried it with a 64-bit Vista hard drive which started loading WIndows but crashed with the blue screen of death. I assume it's either because windows isn't compatible or it's because it was 64-bit. If I use a 32 bit Windows hard drive will I be able to use it with Macbook hardware?
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