Is XP SP2 Disk required for Bootcamp install?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by digitaltrader, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. digitaltrader macrumors newbie

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    I ordered a MP and am awaiting its arrival. As a long time windows user I will be needing to load XP using bootcamp. I understand that SP2 is required, however all I have is my original XP disk that is pre-SP1. How do I go about getting SP2 installed from the beginning if my disk is not an SP2 disk? Any suggestions?
     
  2. BadRambo macrumors member

    BadRambo

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    Go to Apple's site and read the BootCamp page. You will see that you indeed need a valid XP, FULL INSTALL disk, WITH SP2. Also note that there are still problems being ironed out in BootCamp relative to proper driver performance on the MP. I know, I am patiently waiting for the next release of BootCamp. You will be impressed with the MP, and even more impressed when you can boot both OS's with good performance.

    Cheers -- ;)
     
  3. tipdrill407 macrumors 6502

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    There is a way to slipstream your disc or something to make it SP2, and you can find those instructions by googling. Also you can install xp on a mac with a valid SP1 disc, installint the drivers are a little different and those instructions can also be found by googling.
     

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