Boot Camp experience

Today I did the unspeakable act of installing Windows onto an Apple machine.
It made me feel like a dirty little girl is what it what it did.

Anyway, the process wasn’t exactly painless since I after the first install got the “no disk error” which appearantly popped up because I was supposed to somehow figure out that I was supposed to re-format the partition that the boot camp guide pre-formated for me (uhm..). After I reformated (that is, deleting the partition that boot camp made and re-created it during win setup) I tried again and this time got another error message. Something about hal.dll and so on. Appearantly this could be solved by removing the extra 200mb partition that was there (that had some relation to the EFI..which is nice to have if you’re planning on Vista..which I’m not). Said and done, after I removed that everything went as smooth as silk and my Windows install is actually pretty god darn fast.

Why did I do it? To use a certain VPN client that was only available for Windows (and naw, it didn’t work well through VMWare of CrossOver). XBMC is a fantastic piece of software though…I installed it and noticed that it really doesn’t matter at all to me what OS I run on my “htpc” as long as I have XBMC!

On a side note, I need to get a cleaning cd for my Macbook Pro since it still refuses to burn DVDs (but burns CDs just fine weirdly enough).

2 thoughts on “Boot Camp experience”

  1. funny thing, I dis the exact same misstake ’bout two days ago.. Took me like ten minutes to figure out how to boot from the cd again lol.

    Have to agree though, windows is crazy fast on a Mac..

    Btw f*%# iPhone spellcheck!

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