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    Post Installing Windows XP on Late 2011 iMac

    Installing Windows XP on mid-late 2011 Apple Hardware

    (Drivers included are for Late 2011 iMac12,1)

    Step 1) You will need Windows XP Disc (I used XP SP3) and the new windows 7 bootcamp disc, bootcamp assistant will ask you if you want to download this, do so. Also you will need a wired usb mouse and keyboard.

    Step 2) Follow bootcamp as normal, and follow the xp install through.

    Step 3) Once installed, you will have no drivers and no support for keyboard and mouse, so plug in your wired keyboard and mouse in. Now use the drivers I have provided.
    I installed them in this order;
    Chipset
    Keyboard + Mouse (found on the downloaded bootcamp cd)
    Lan
    Wifi
    Firewire
    Facetime
    Audio
    HD Audio
    VGA (had lots of trouble with this, ended up going to nvidia website to download correct graphics driver, also it would not work running their installer, so extracted driver and installed via device manager)
    After this I tested and tested, because you don’t actually have bootcamp installed, you lose the functionality and options that gives you, put because we use bootpicker and osx and the default OS it hasn’t made any difference.
    As XP is not designed to work on this hardware, I haven’t found anything that hasn’t worked, but I cant guarantee everything will work for you.

    Once I was happy, I imaged using deploystudio.

    Drivers attached http://www.filedropper.com/imac2011xpdrivers

    Feel free to drop me a pm if you require help
    Last edited by ste1988; 29th February 2012 at 12:08 PM.

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    Hello Ste,
    good job! But the link seems to be down at the moment..can we have a new working link with the drivers? It would be great

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    No news about it?
    Is there someone else here that got the drivers?

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    No problem man, thanks so much, very appreciated!
    Are you using XP with your iMac now? Does it work good? Do you use also other Apple computers?
    Thanks again

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    I have installed Windows XP on my Mac via VMWare Fusion and find it very slow. Do you think it would be faster using Bootcamp?

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    @bizwizz yes it will be faster native under bootcamp

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    Wow, thanks for the speedy reply!

    I think I will give it a go then, I guess the downside is that I can't switch between OSs easily but working in Windows is so painfully slow at the moment that it's not productive anyway. Thanks again.

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    I vaguely recall reading somewhere, if you have a boot camp installation of Windows XP, parallels can run from that partition. This would allow you to use the native speed of the Boot camp installation when needed (rebooting into Windows), but also give you the option of accessing the data/apps through Parallels when a reboot isn't an option or necessary.

    Here's a guide on how it works and how to set it up...

    http://download.parallels.com/deskto...uide/32733.htm
    Last edited by HodgeHi; 29th June 2012 at 02:13 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HodgeHi View Post
    I vaguely recall reading somewhere, if you have a boot camp installation of Windows XP, parallels can run from that partition. This would allow you to use the native speed of the Boot camp installation when needed (rebooting into Windows), but also give you the option of accessing the data/apps through Parallels when a reboot isn't an option or necessary.

    Here's a guide on how it works and how to set it up...

    Use Boot Camp with Parallels Desktop
    Vmware Fusion can also do this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Vmware Fusion can also do this.
    I tried the trial of parallels and it mucked up my boot camp partition completely, had to re do the lot and trying to get rid of parallels was a pita ( files and stuff dotted all over the place ).

    IMO -> + 2 thumbs up from me for vmware fusion

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    Quote Originally Posted by bizwizz View Post
    I have installed Windows XP on my Mac via VMware Fusion and find it very slow.
    Are you using the latest version of Fusion (v4.0)?

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    Hi,

    what I have is iMac 10,1 - so these drivers you provided aren't working. Do you think you can help me upload those 10,1 drivers for XP, or point me the direction where to get those? Thanks.

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