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Installing Windows XP on MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by CoastOfGold, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Well, I just installed XP on my new MacBook. I can't go on the internet or do pretty much anything else because I didn't install anything from the Dell ResourceCD. When I did insert the disk, I got a pop up saying that Dell does not recognize this computer as being a Dell computer and therefore will exit the Resource Disc. Anybody can please give me some help how to properly install XP and make it work?

  2. macrumors Penryn


    Why are you using the Dell Resource CD? Your Mac's drivers are on the first Leopard installer DVD.
  3. macrumors newbie

    So I would install the stuff that's on the Mac Applications disc while I'm on XP?
  4. macrumors Penryn


    Mac OS X Disc 1 under Windows is going to autorun the installer for the BootCamp driver set and control panel.
  5. macrumors newbie

    Yeah, I put the disc in. It said it needed a Windows Installer Update (something like that), I clicked 'okay', and then it said 'UPDATE' missing and closed. I tried this a few times and no luck. Any idea what the problem may be?
  6. macrumors 6502a


    I'm not sure, bit I think it may be that you are not using a retail version of XP. Are you using a Dell OEM version? That version may be specific to the PC that it came with. I'm just guessing though; maybe someone with more experience with Windows on a Mac will have better information.
  7. macrumors demi-god


    You need to buy a retail copy of Windows.
  8. macrumors regular


    I have windows installed on my iMac and i used the dell oem disk. On my macbook i decided to install TinyXp which works great!

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