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How to Install Windows XP PRO on MAC OS X  with BOOTCAMP ?

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It should be Windows XP PRO 64 bit SP2 (or at least XP PRO 32bit SP3 if x64 is not possible), on a MAC BOOK PRO with OS X 10 using only the BOOTCAMP method

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


This is a follow up question from this other:
Install Windows XP Pro SP3 on a MacBook Pro OS X

In this question, if possible, i would like very detailed instructions, step by step (if you consider is needed) or a good reliable link with information on how to do this installation.

Thanks,

unrinoceronte
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Please also let me know what STEPS should i take before proceeding with this installation... I guess something that i have to do besides backing up my files...
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There is nothing you need to do before proceeding with the installation.
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Start up your Mac go to /Applications/Utilities and open bootcamp assistant.
Here you can choose to open the install and configuration guide or you can proceed with the installation.
You can choose what option you want. Afterwards you can decide how big your Windows and Mac partition need to be. Afterwards you can intall windows with the .iso or CD you select.

Like I already said in a different thread, there is no need to backup anything. You won't be formatting your hard drive.
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by:unrinoceronte
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How BIG do you think the XP Partition should be? I dont want to take much from the MAC part.... I will only install 3ds MAX 9 and perhaps Autocad and some small software... And i wont store many files on this drive....

In other words i will use this XP OS on this Mac ONLY to do rendering tasks, i will not store many files... maybe perhaps i will keep 20 to 30 GB for storage, but that will be the most...

In order to define the Disk Size, my guess is that besides the XP installation, i will need to install :
max 9
Autocad
Microsft Security Essentials
Sketchup
google chrome or firefox...

thats it..
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Well depending on how big your autocad files are (got a customer with 1GB drawings in autocad and more), I always give 1/3 of the hard disk to Windows. But normally a 75GB will be sufficient for you.
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

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Hello, thanks for all your advice.  I  apologize that it took me so long to close this question, but i was overwhelmed with work and i forgot to visit EE....  Your advice here at EE is always helpful, and i appreciate it a lot.

I dint get to make the XP installation, because of the same reason of lack of time, but i think soon now i will be able to.  In that case i will use the guides on the links provided, and the partition suggested. I think this will be very helpful....

thanks
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