>Problem is, if you boot directly into WinXP and you're at all
>connected to the Internet, you have exactly the same security
>vulnerabilities. Without the protection of a more secure OS between
>XP and the 'Net.
>Second problem is finding hardware that XP will support, have the
>proper hardware drivers, etc and still be modern enough to work with
>Windows 7 or 8. That's not so easy to do.
>There's lots of online info on how to dual boot, say, Windows 7 and
>8 on the same hardware or different installations of Windows 7 on
>the same hardware. Those seem to be close enough together in age
>and hardware requirements that dual booting works for many people.
>You can dual boot a Mac and Windows on Apple hardware. But the
>current version of Apple's Boot Camp--which is free with MacOS--only
>supports 64-bit versions of Win7 and Win8. Not anything earlier,
>definitely not WinXP.
I haven't used it lately, but I run XP under Boot Camp. Maybe
because I'm using OS 10.6.8.