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Will a corporate cd work?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by excalibur313, Mar 25, 2006.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    This may seem like a weird question but I have a intel mac with work and I know that my work buys a site license for XP pro SP2 but it is a corporate cd. Is it different enough to make a difference in making the cd required for installing it on the intel mac?
  2. macrumors 68030


    afaik the only difference between corporate and regular is corporate has no activation. of course, i'm not sure of the legality of such a thing.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Yep I installed from a SP2 Corporate CD. Worked perfectly and no activation, like the previous user said.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    do you think it coudl be done with virtual PC install discs? i know its a long shot but thats all that i have at the moment....
  5. macrumors 6502a


    does anyone have any idea? i need to know if i'll have to go out and buy XP or not because i really wnat to do this
  6. macrumors 6502a


    So the VPC cd has VPC and windows xp? How is it set up on the cd? Is there a way you can extract only the windows files to the hard drive to alter an reburn?
  7. Moderator


    Staff Member

    The Windows CD that comes with VPC is not bootable. However, the Mac patch *may* get around this as it uses Mac boot files.

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