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Hi, is it possible to create a partition running windows XP

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Hi, is it possible to create a partition running windows XP using Mountain Lion ?
Hi, my name is XXXXX XXXXX I will do whatever I possibly can to help answer your questions.

Windows XP only works on Leopard Boot Camp or earlier. For Mountain Lion you will need to get Windows 7.

You can check the requirements here:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1899

If you have any questions feel free to let me know.

Best regards,
David.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Ok. Thanks for the information.


Can you tell me whats going to happen if I go back to Snow Leopard, make my partitions using boot camp, install windows XP and then upgrade from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion ?

Mountain Lion partitioning and supporting frameworks will not support Windows XP.

If you really need XP, then download VirtualBox free, and install a Virtual Machine.
https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Sincerely,
David.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Is VirtualBox stable. Is it the same kind of software as Fusion (not very stable) or different ?

It's the same kind of software. I used it a lot and found it very stable.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Perfect, thanks a lot.


Sincerely,


Bruno

Hi Bruno,

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Sincerely,
David.
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