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;
Keyboard + Mouse (found on the downloaded bootcamp cd)
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