Boot Camp

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ncfcstar, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. ncfcstar macrumors member

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    Hi was just wondering if anyone could help with this problem I have. I want to install Windows on my MacBook, as I need Office for Uni and don't want to fork out another £100. Unfortunately Boot Camp only seems to support Windows discs with SP2, but mine is SP1.

    Is it possible to install this, I don't want to partition my hard drive and then find that I can't run windows. Also it is the disc I got with my Dell PC, that doesn't matter does it?

    Any help would be greatfully appreciated, thanks!
     
  2. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

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    You have to have SP2.

    The disk that came with your Dell probably won't work.

    I think you are looking at buying a new copy of XP SP2.
     
  3. rtdgoldfish macrumors 6502a

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    You might be able to find a friend with an XP disc with SP2 and use the serial number from your disc to install it. Not too sure if this will work but its worth a try.
     
  4. seanf macrumors 6502

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    Not a problem, you just need to create a Slipstream CD. You can use nLite to do this if you want a friendlier way.

    Sean :)
     
  5. skubish macrumors 68030

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    If you have SP1 you can make a slipstreamed cd with SP2 on it.
    Here is the link.
    http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sp2_slipstream.asp
    I have tried it and it works fine.

    Or you could also try Parallels to run Windows apps in OSX. I heard it works pretty good.
    http://www.parallels.com/
     
  6. Schroedinger macrumors regular

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    See if your school sells school licensed copies of XP. I bought an sp2 XP disc for $15 and it worked great for boot camp.
     
  7. balamw Moderator

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    Please note that we have a whole forum dedicated to running Windows on Macs where these and other software questions are dealt with. This post is in the Mac Hardware basics forum.

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