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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 3:19 pm    Post subject: I'm ALMOST ready..... Reply with quote

I want to run some Windows apps on my mac.

I have my mini. I bought Parallels. I have my Toshiba laptop with Windows XP, but no disc, (when I sent the laptop to Comp USA for repair, they did not include the disc in the return package, and I did not notice it!!)

Now I think I must BUY Windows to run my Windows apps on the mini.

Any help on a cheap way to get XP sp-3?

Thanks Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:39 pm    Post subject: Re: I'm ALMOST ready..... Reply with quote

aboardduet wrote:
I want to run some Windows apps on my mac.
Any help on a cheap way to get XP sp-3?
Thanks Very Happy
Here is a link for OEM/System Builders versions.
Doesn't get any cheaper!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Word of caution, the 2010 Mini is the only Mini capable of Boot Camping a 64 bit OS. You can use Parallels with 64 bit windows on earlier models, but not Boot Camp. Not sure why they made it this way, but it took me a while to figure it out.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ReliantLion wrote:
Word of caution, the 2010 Mini is the only Mini capable of Boot Camping a 64 bit OS. You can use Parallels with 64 bit windows on earlier models, but not Boot Camp. Not sure why they made it this way, but it took me a while to figure it out.
So in other words, what your saying
if I understand you correctly is, the '10 Alumini can run 32 or 64 bit via Bootcamp
as well as through virtualization and the older versions of the mini can only
run 64 bit through virtualization.
Did I understand you correctly?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, for whatever reason, virtualization works just fine. But to boot camp, on say a 2009 Mini, you can only use 32 bit.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been running Win 7 64bit in bootcamp successfully for quite a while on my 2009 mini.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, I couldn't get it to work. And the Boot Camp support files at Apple's site explicitly state that only the 2010 one is 'compatible' with 64 bit operating systems. Maybe you got a unique one, and they weren't willing to say that any would work.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are a few different ways to get Win7 x64 up and running.

This cmd for works from the Terminal app to install the 64bit drivers.
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cd “Boot Camp\Drivers\Apple”
msiexec /i BootCamp64.msi

I used a different method than the above.
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