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Can I dualboot XP on Macbook without OSX Disc?

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Hi guys. I have an "early 2008" Macbook that is currently running OSX 10.6.8. I would love to dual boot XP on it but I see the requirements include an OS X install disc which I do not have. Is there any way around this? I've never done this before so I don't know exactly what I am getting into, is there anything else I should know? Thanks very much, I can provide additional info if needed.
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I'm also curious to know.

Any help would be awesome!
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I'm also curious to know.
Any help would be awesome!

Thanks for the bump, I'm actually using the Macbook now and I really, really wish it was XP instead of OS X haha.
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Google Boot Camp, have fun.
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Google Boot Camp, have fun.

That is what I was looking into but it says a Mac OS X disc is required. I'm under the impressions that important drivers, like touchpad and keyboard, will not be installed after I install XP.
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You can always buy an upgrade disc from Apple. It's like... $20 or so last time I checked.
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You can always buy an upgrade disc from Apple. It's like... $20 or so last time I checked.

Oh is that all they are? I'll have to look into that. I would still like to hear my other options if there are any. Thanks.
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Bump! Will I be out of luck if I go ahead and install XP on my Macbook? I don't know if the keyboard, touchpad, usb drivers and things of the like will work.

Edit - Didn't realize that Boot Camp asks if you want to download drivers for XP so I think I'll be all set there. But now I've got another problem, Boot Camp is giving me the following error..

"The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition.

The startup disk must be formatted as a single Mac OS Extended (Journaled) volume or already partitioned by Boot Camp Assistant for installing Windows."

Uh, I'm pretty inexperienced with Macs so I dunno what to do from here. Going to do some Googling but I thought I would just edit this post quick.
Edited by Zulli85 - 1/26/12 at 2:59pm
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