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whyrichard
Mar 22, 2006, 02:02 PM
two questions mac geniuses...

would you buy this copy of xp?

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sys/144059136.html

he says he'll do it for 75.

and will you wish me luck on doing the dual boot trick?!




thanks,
r.



MrTchMan
Mar 22, 2006, 02:15 PM
two questions mac geniuses...

would you buy this copy of xp?

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sys/144059136.html

he says he'll do it for 75.

and will you wish me luck on doing the dual boot trick?!




thanks,
r.

If it is a leagal copy why not.

whyrichard
Mar 22, 2006, 02:53 PM
Hello!

it turns out that i have the install disk that came with my pc. it is winxp pro service pack 2, version 2002.

but it says "for distribution with a new pc only, for product support contact the manufacturer of your pc" on it.


will this disk work on my macbook pro?

thanks,
r.


is this a silly question?

jamesmcd
Mar 22, 2006, 03:23 PM
Yes it will

damon5334
Mar 22, 2006, 05:41 PM
It turns out that i have the install disk that came with my pc. it is winxp pro service pack 2, version 2002.

but it says "for distribution with a new pc only, for product support contact the manufacturer of your pc" on it.


will this disk work on my macbook pro?



Chances are, it would install... however, you would be unable to activate it. Unless you bought a copy specifically for this, your copy will only work for 30 days, or whatever it is that they give you for an activation period.

whyrichard
Mar 22, 2006, 06:15 PM
but then i can purchase a licsence?

should i just go out and get a new disk?


r.

dotdotdot
Mar 22, 2006, 08:01 PM
Chances are, it would install... however, you would be unable to activate it. Unless you bought a copy specifically for this, your copy will only work for 30 days, or whatever it is that they give you for an activation period.

What? Why wouldn't it activate?

I've used OEM Disks on custom or other companies PCs - in fact, thats the only way to install Media Center Edition...

whyrichard
Mar 22, 2006, 08:08 PM
has anyone used an oem disk? so will it work?



just wanna save myself a long drive. don't mind paying for xp while i register or whatever convoluted process xp and microsoft has.


r.