San Francisco: Apple's MacBook Pro and MacBook Air support only Windows 7 . Boot Camp utility in the Apple Mac OS X allows users to install and run other operating systems on Mac hardware. However, new 2011 MacBook Pros and the latest MacBook Air models won't get support for Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems via Boot Camp.
Even Microsoft wants users to upgrade to Windows 7. Boot Camp has been around since 2006 and has been included with OS X since 2007 with the release of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. According to release note of Apple, "Windows XP and Vista drivers are not supplied for these computers and are not supported."
Running Windows 7 on Boot Camp will require the following elements:
-An optical drive (MacBook Air computers require an external optical disc drive to install Windows 7).
-A blank CD or USB storage device to contain the Windows Drivers created by the Boot Camp Assistant.
-For 32-bit versions of Windows, at least 16 GB of free space.
-For 64-bit versions of Windows, at least 20 GB of free space.
-Boot Camp Assistant, which is pre-installed in /Applications/Utilities/
-An authentic, 32-bit or 64-bit Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate disc.