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>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.
>
>Arthur


I haven't used it lately, but I run XP under Boot Camp.  Maybe 
because I'm using OS 10.6.8.

Bob