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1 The LCD backlight device on the MacBook Pro is listed in the Windows XP Device Manager as an "Unknown Device" with the following Device Instance ID: ACPI\APP0002\A
Because the LCD backlight shows up as an ACPI device the code found here may prove useful; it's a utility created for Linux (also ported to BSD) to control the LCD backlight on laptops with Mobility Radeon chipsets.
2 Fans have been verified to be working, but are generally only audible under heavy CPU load or when the CPU temperature gets very high. There have been some perceptions that XP is running hotter than Mac OS X, but measurements indicate that maximum case temperatures under XP are no greater than under Mac OS X. CPU frequency throttling is confirmed working on a MBP under XP. Installing the Intel Chipset drivers is recommended.
Maybe this little tool would be a solution: Speedfan
3 Seems to be incompatible with daemon tools v4, more testing needed however. The MacDrive website comfirms this incompatibility. See these instructions for removing Dameon tools  - The MacDrive site cofirms that Alcohol 120% and Roxio Easy CD Creator don't work. Compatibility with Nero remains unknown.
4 After installing, go to Start: Run. Enter remapkey. A nice GUI utility pops up to let you remap keys on your keyboard. You can use it to remap the delete key. I recommend using the Right Windows key (Right Command on MacBook Pro keyboards). After saving, reboot and you'll be able to use Ctrl-Alt-(Right Command) to do a Ctrl-Alt-Delete and logon to Windows domains and other useful things.
5 Confirmed working, but only through headphone/line out port. No internal speakers. USB Audio devices work.
6 To improve interim performance disable Hardware Acceleration in the advanced Display Properties settings.
7 Once installed, right-click the device in device manager and manually choose a driver to install. Click have disk and point to C:\drivers\win\wllanath\winxp_2k, then select the driver: 11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Express Adaptor. Some users have reported that the MBP drivers have issues connecting to certain brands of wireless routers. These problems did not occur when the same system was booted into OSX. If any other suitable/working MBP wifi drivers are found, please add them here so they can be tested.
8 20" iMacs have a different device Id, use "Apple Bluetooth Radio= BthUsb, USB\Vid_05ac&Pid_8206" where you're instructed to use "Apple Bluetooth Radio= BthUsb, USB\Vid_05ac&Pid_8205". Ends with a 6 instead.