According to an Apple support note released Friday, the new MacBook Pro models and the recently refreshed MacBook Air won't support Windows XP and Windows Vista.
Note: Windows XP and Vista drivers are not supplied for these computers and are not supported.
The site says Book Camp will support 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, or Windows 7 Ultimate. If you''re running Window XP or Vista on an older Mac and are moving up to one the new notebooks, then you will have to put a Windows upgrade into your budget.
Window 7 running on Boot Camp requires:
-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.