Windows Recovery CD?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by ASchul89, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2008
    Would I be able to used a recovery cd that I have from my current Windows XP PC to install windows on a mac?
  2. Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    Depends if it's a straight Windows install CD, or the more usual manufacturer specific recovery CD. The first will work, the latter is very unlikely to.

    Also note that you would be braking your EULA to install that copy of Windows on any Mac: it's licensed for the machine it came with only.
  3. macrumors 65816


    Oct 15, 2007
    Dell and Toshiba give you full copies of windows that are cd drive bootable. The other companies do not.

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