Bootcamp not Recognizing XP Disc

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Jopling, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. Jopling macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2004
    Hey, I recently copied my friends XP SP2 disc because my XP disc was XP1. The disc works fine on a windows machine, but fails to be recognized by bootcamp. I don't have a windows machine at my disposal, what can I do to get this to work?
  2. janey macrumors 603


    Dec 20, 2002
    sunny los angeles
    you're not supposed to be copying CDs for Windows...
    probably copied and/or burned it incorrectly.
  3. Jopling thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2004
    As long as you have a license you are absolutely allowed.
  4. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
    You can copy XP disks as often as you want, and install it on as many machines as you want. You just need a valid license for each install.

    Anyway ... my copy of Windows XP isn't recognized by BootCamp either so the install option fails, but I can install it after the BootCamp partitioning by rebooting with the CD in the drive. Press "C" during the reboot or Option and select the CD ROM.

    Try that and tell us how it goes.
  5. SLJ macrumors regular


    Jul 23, 2003
    it still failure, and I create this XP CD2 with slipstream instruction and it work for my PC desktop, any other suggestion?
  6. afgizmo macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2008
    The thing I found, after fighting this for several hours, is that the xp cd I was using hadn't been made into a bootable cd. The CD image has to be burned as a bootable cd.

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