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Install Windows XP on a Sandy Bridge Mac
Authored by: haralds on Feb 24, '12 08:07:12AM

This does not resolve the issue of booting natively. Which machine are you running on? You might be able to get video drivers directly from the vendor.

The reason why VMware works is that it presents its own set of virtual devices to the OS.

Except for extreme gaming, I found VMware to be plenty fast. In fact, for "classic gaming" of older vintage games, it has worked better for me than native Windows 7.

If you are planning on only using VMware, it would be advantageous to import the boot camp into a virtual drive, and merging the BootCamp partition back with your OS X drive. There are a number of advantage to this scenario:
- The VM will be faster. Disk IO is faster than native IO to BootCamp.
- Using sparse drives (VMware's default), you will make more efficient use of disk space.
- It becomes easy to move and duplicate the virtual machine.
- You can encrypt the virtual machine, if security sensitive information like financial records are kept in it.

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