Install Windows XP Pro SP3 on a MacBook Pro OS X
Posted on 2013-06-15
Hello, I need to install Windows XP PRO (64bit) SP2 on a Macbook Pro laptop with OS X, and i need to keep the Max OS X.. in other words, i need the 2 OS... (If Xp 64 bit is not possible, it can be XP Pro 32 bit SP3) ...
In this first QUESTION or THREAD, i just want to know what are the different possibilities or options for doing this, and the PROS and CONS of each one so i can determine which is the best for me....
I will prefer a method in which i dont risk to much damaging the MAC's OS, since this is my girlfriends computer and she has everything set up. (Off course i will do a backup just in case...)
I need Windows to install 3ds Max 9 and AutoCad, or at least only 3ds Max to try it out. I think is important to mention that i need to try out and do some HEAVY RENDERING, so the XP OS should be installed in a way in which it has most of the computer resources available...But anyways, i want to know of the different options so there might be other things to consider besides that...
Also hopefully a Fast and easy way of installation of the 2nd OS...( I dont want to start from scratch, meaning i do not want to format the MAC...)
Regarding or in accordance with your answers and recommendations i will open some followup questions to ask for the specific directions or a link to step by step instructions on how to proceed and install it.
The computer specs are the following:
MAC BOOK PRO (around 2 or 3 years old...) (Model 8.1 ?)
Mac OS X version 10.6.8
Processor: 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5
Memory: 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
Boot Rom Version: MBP91.0047.B27
Thanks in advance for your recommendations