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Fix Boot Camp drive speed in XP on a Mac Pro Desktop Macs
Running Boot Camp on a Mac Pro? If so, then you've probably noticed the sluggish drive performance when booted into Windows XP.

Terrabit came up with a solution that uses something called "slipstreaming" that creates a modified Windows XP install CD-ROM with the needed drivers to speed Mac Pro disk I/O from under 4 MB/s to over 60 MB/s. Fortunately, only Mac Pro models are affected by this issue.

I have a simplified version of this technique (with lots of screen shots) on my web site if you need additional details.
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Fix Boot Camp drive speed in XP on a Mac Pro
Authored by: apfhex on Sep 11, '06 03:01:59PM

Excellent. I've read the instructions before but the detailed screenshot site should be very helpful.

Will this work on an already-slipstreamed SP2 install disc?



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Fix Boot Camp drive speed in XP on a Mac Pro
Authored by: Zeitkind on Sep 11, '06 06:39:57PM

Yes, as long as the structure is fine. I made one yesterday over a SP2 with all hotfixes so far with no problem - after I gave up fixing this SATA-problem without reinstall. Even deleting the whole enum-trees in HKLM didn't work nor resealing with sysprep. It's an odd problem and I wonder why Apple did not mention it - could have saved me a lot of time.



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Fix Boot Camp drive speed in XP on a Mac Pro
Authored by: nickv2002 on Sep 11, '06 08:33:33PM

After much tinkering (to get additional hotfixes and patches on to the disk) I got it working. Thanks for the info, it's been invaluable.



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