Windows XP sp2 student edition

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  1. cowman007 macrumors regular

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    Hey guys

    Does anyone know how Boot camp and pre-activated copies of WIndows Xp are? DO the two mix well?

    At my school we can buy these copies called Win XP sp2 Student edition since were students in a special program. This copy is supposed to be used to teach us the installation process of windows Xp on PCS but since i was able to buy one now i was wondering if it will work on my iMac.

    ANy ideas??? Oh and BTW I"M NOT A PIRATE!!!! I BOUGHT THIS COPY FROM UNIVERSITY!!!!
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    BootCamp requires XP Pro or XP Home, with Service Pack 2.

    Does XP Student fit into either of those bills?
     
  3. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    I'd imagine it's just XP Professional anyway, so as long as it has SP2 integrated (it most likely does unless it's a very old disk) then yeah it should work.
     
  4. Airforce macrumors 6502a

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    It'll work fine ;)
     
  5. balamw Moderator

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    Just stick the CD in the drive and hold Option down on boot rather than rely on Boot Camp Assistant to start the install for you.

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  6. cowman007 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Can i ask why i musn't use to boot camp assistant to start the installation?
     
  7. zblaxberg Guest

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    crap! i have xp pro with sp1...anyone pm me if they know of a way to install that...
     
  8. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    I made an install disk using the method found on this site. Very good guide in my opinion.
     
  9. balamw Moderator

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    It looks for the signatures of particular install CDs and won't let you boot from non-retail discs, even though you can generally make it work as long as SP2 is integrated in your install (see the prev. winsupersite link on slipstreaming SP2).

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  10. stones320 macrumors newbie

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    Installing windows using pre-installed on macbook

    what is the cheapest way to install windows xp from a pc that I have the disk separate from the install disk. Can I just use parallels and see if it will install or what is the worst thing that can happen.

    If I can't use the above where is the cheapest place to get a windows xp disk

    thank you....
     
  11. berzebut macrumors newbie

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    *cowman007 - can you please make a copy of that cd ,and uploade it o rapidshare, filebox.. or on any other uploadsite ?
    thx in advanced
     
  12. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Uh, how about no? This is from 2007. He doesn't even care anymore. He isn't even reading this thread anymore. No one will answer you, and it would be against our rules for them to do so. Epic fail.
     
  13. berzebut macrumors newbie

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    why not, i did not request any serial number ,only the cd image .and by the way i was asking cowman007
     
  14. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Software is software is software. Faking a serial is not difficult, but getting the actual software to fake is.

    It's still illegal.
     
  15. berzebut macrumors newbie

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    why do you automatically think that i want to fake a serial. how about i have purchused a license, but my cd got scrached beyond use .?

    ps .lets end the offtopic
     
  16. Dustman macrumors 65816

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    Would you steal a car just because you scratched yours? Dude, just quit while you're.. behind.
     
  17. seb-opp macrumors 6502

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    should have said so in your first post. Anyway, lots of DVD rental and video game stores have disc fixing services which are really cheap and take literally seconds to do. I got a PS2 game fixed with one of those machines and it works perfectly
     
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