1Apple Boot Camp installation
Apples blessing on a Windows dual-boot option may jar long-time loyalists but should ease anxieties of those not yet using Apple machines.
2Apple Boot Camp installation – Warning message
Before making any decisions based on Boot Camps debut, users should note both installation requirements and beta software warnings.
3Apple Boot Camp installation – Start Windows XP Installation
Boot Camp doesnt add Windows capability to an OS X machine; it merely paves the way for purchase and installation of Microsofts OS.
4Apple Boot Camp installation – Create second partition
Unlike virtual-machine approaches, Boot Camp doesnt give a Mac a concurrent Windows personality; it merely enables conversion between configurations.
5Apple Boot Camp installation – Burn Disk
Driver compatibility has always been the most fragile aspect of any Windows installation, and it may be some time before the verdict is fully rendered on usability of new or legacy Windows devices
6Apple Boot Camp installation – Burn Driver Disk
Both Apple and potential customers can only hope that burn is not in the sense of crash and burn — but with real Intel hardware under the hood, the road to Windows on the Mac looks clear.
7Apple Boot Camp installation – Windows Partitions
Disk partitioning restrictions would have been a bigger problem only a few years ago, but most of the machines where Boot Camp will go are likely to have the disk space to spare.
8Apple Boot Camp installation – Unknown Device Properties
Device compatibility may prove to be the last problem solved for Windows on Mac capability…
9Apple Boot Camp installation – Unknown Device Properties – 2
…but Apples gradual adoption — and in some cases, propulsion — of industry hardware standards has given the company a running start toward being all hardware things to all OS users.
10Apple Boot Camp installation – System Properties
It doesnt just look like Windows XP: it is Windows XP, with nothing up any emulations sleeves.
11Apple Boot Camp installation – Before Installing Drivers
Several errors occured before installing the Macintosh drivers.
12Apple Boot Camp installation – Device Manager: After Installing Drivers
Like a disembodied brain discovering its fingers and toes, a Mac that wakes up with Windows on board can expect to take a while to figure out what it has — but driver installation does the trick.
13Apple Boot Camp installation – Drivers – 1
Once they get this far into the process, Windows users will see little that is not familiar.
14Apple Boot Camp installation – Drivers – 2
Apples attention to ease of use doesnt stop at the doorway to Winland; the Boot Camp end game should not scare anyone away from finishing the task, unlike some more complex multi-boot alternatives.
15Apple Boot Camp installation – Drivers – 3
Users must expect a certain degree of cats-walking-around-each-other caution as Mac and Windows find themselves sharing space.
16Apple Boot Camp installation – Bluetooth Device
Modern hardware like Bluetooth devices ran smoothly; what did not work was a hall-of-mirrors experiment in trying to run Mac OS X from the Mac parition by booting VMWare Workstation from Windows.
17Apple Boot Camp installation – Dual CPUs
With ample CPU resources, though, a contemporary Mac is more than up to the task of making Windows march.
18Apple Boot Camp installation – Choose Start Up OS
To Apples credit, Windows can be selected as the default on a Boot Camped machine; Windows users owe it to themselves, though, to give OS X a chance before they retreat to the familiar.
19Apple Boot Camp installation – Our Windows Volume
Choice of Windows partition details must balance best Windows performance and control against maximum interoperability
20Apple Boot Camp installation – NTFS partition viewable, not editable
There are good reasons for using NTFS in the Windows disk partition, but there are drawbacks as well.