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Could I erase the Macintosh because i want to work only with Windows, or is there another way to have only windows on my mac?

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Yes, you can erase the drive and install Windows on it. Or Linux.

Or you could run Windows in Boot Camp, or in Fusion, or Parallels, or Virtual Box.

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Windows XP works on a Mac because of the BootCamp software: it emulates a BIOS from the hardware EFI, so Windows can boot. So without BootCamp, you cannot run Windows XP on a Mac.

One solution is install a very minimal Mac system (without translations or printer drivers): it could fit into less than 20Gb. Then use BootCamp as usual.

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I've seen XP running on Apple hardware sans Boot Camp.. was that a fluke? – warren Jan 6 '10 at 15:15
Didn't kwnow about it. Maybe it is possible after running BootCamp once. – Laurent Etiemble Jan 7 '10 at 9:34

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