Windows (Any) on 24" iMac

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by babakd90, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. babakd90 macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2006
    I have a 24" iMac (obviously with C2D), and I can't seem to install any Windows versions on it. I've installed Windows Vista on a MacBook, MacBook Pro (Core Duo only), and Mac Mini - basically all had Core Duo.

    With the iMac, I can't get it working - not even XP. It boots into the CD/DVD, the screen goes black, then there should be a white dash blinking...but that doesn't happen. I can often hear the drive spinning - every two minutes or so for about 5 seconds..but nothing else! Black screen for over 15 minutes..then I gave up. I tried BootCamp 1.1.2 and have tried separating/putting together the partitions several times. No luck!

    Can anyone help? Please.

  2. treblah macrumors 65816


    Oct 28, 2003
    Most of the time weirdness like that is the result of a burned disc.

    Are you using a 'genuine' Windows disc?
  3. babakd90 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2006

    My Vista disk is given by XP disk is completely genuine. They both worked on other Macs I tested...
  4. Nym macrumors 6502a


    Oct 4, 2006
    Porto, Portugal
    Humm, just so everyone knows, the fact that the Windows CD is original or not doesn't matter. I've seen originals and non-originals running fine with bootcamp.
  5. Snagaponga macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2006
    I've read somewhere that a large percent of iMac 24" can't install XP.

    But the strange thing is that it works on some.
    That was one of the reasons i didn't buy an 24" iMac.....
  6. slackersonly macrumors 6502a


    Apr 13, 2006
  7. SpankyPenzaanz macrumors 6502a


    Sep 4, 2006
    i ran bootcamp and put xp pro on my 2footer with no problems. I bought an oem off of newegg because it the first time i have had to buy windows since the 3.1 days

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