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Installing Windows XP on MacBook

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

  1. macrumors newbie

    #1
    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?

    Thanks.
     
  2. macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

    #2
    Why are you using the Dell Resource CD? Your Mac's drivers are on the first Leopard installer DVD.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

    #3
    So I would install the stuff that's on the Mac Applications disc while I'm on XP?
     
  4. macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

    #4
    Mac OS X Disc 1 under Windows is going to autorun the installer for the BootCamp driver set and control panel.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

    #5
    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

    StingerT125

    #6
    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

    alphaod

    #7
    You need to buy a retail copy of Windows.
     
  8. macrumors regular

    08mxkfx

    #8
    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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