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Join Date: May 2010
Location: Palm Springs, CA
06-08-2010, 06:43 AM
Have you reformatted your drive? or are you trying to install as dual boot?
I could be wrong, but your install should go fine as long as you reformat the entire drive. Boot issues and hal.dll problems occur w/ XP when you're trying to add XP w/ OS X already installed because XP likes to reside on the first partition. If you want to keep OS X along with all your files, you need to use an external drive and create an image of your Minis hard drive, and then go ahead and wipe it clean-- format the whole drive in XP setup either leaving some unpartitioned space, or a second partition to add OS X.
I would skip installing XP and just go to Windows 7... that install was less painful for me, and 7 is so much more polished.
there's supposed to be a modified Bootcamp that will work on the 10v also, but i haven't yet tried that method.
check out this thread for more details: n00b question re: SL/XP
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