Boot Camp does not recognize disc with burned windows xp iso file image

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sartoriuspt, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. sartoriuspt macrumors newbie

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    I am trying to install Windows XP SP3 on my macbook with a dual boot. I downloaded it from Windows, and have an iso file. I used the disc utility to burn it to a disc, but when I try to use it with Boot Camp, Boot camp does not recognize it as a bootable disc. Is there any way to fix this?
     
  2. Beerfloat macrumors regular

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    Don't know what 'downloaded from Windows' means, who is to say if it is a valid bootable .iso image?
     
  3. sartoriuspt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I downloaded it from microsoft, and I know that it is valid because i loaded it on parallels. I need to use it with dual boot because gaming software does not work well with the emulation software in parallels.
     
  4. illegallydead macrumors 6502a

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    I thought there was a way to get Boot Camp to straight up read the .iso file? Maybe not, maybe I am thinking of Parallels...

    It sounds like you didn't make the disk a bootable image, either that or it was burned in a way that is Mac-specific. Try burning it with that windows machine maybe...
     
  5. sartoriuspt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can't burn it from the parallels software because the file is on OSX not in parallels. Is there some specific way to get the disc image burned so that boot camp will read it?
     
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    Like some are suggesting here... read the manual... it will tell you what it MUST have in order to function as you need it to.
     
  8. illegallydead macrumors 6502a

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    It seems that he does have one, considering where he got it. Any one that you steal is going to be much easier to get burned onto a disk, anyway. Crackers work hard to make sure those things go off without a hitch :)
     
  9. Joshka89 macrumors newbie

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    There's this thing. It's called tech net. You pay lots of money for the ability to download any Microsoft os or office. You download .iso files and burn them to a disc.

    Now that we can stop talking about dumb stuff. How do we get a burned iso to work with bootcamp
     
  10. AshMan macrumors regular

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    don;t use disc utility to burn it.

    There is a free mac app called burn that works pretty well for burning iso files.

    Parallels can share data files between computers.

    Try using the program burn and use a slower speed. Then when you use the bootcamp assistant to setup bootcamp, reboot and use I think it is the option command key to have it boot from the cd. make sure to hit any key when prompted to to have it start to load windows.

    some windows installations do no recognize serial ata hard drives without a seperate driver being loaded.

    there is a free windows program called nlite as well you can use to make a custom iso with drivers etc all slipstreamed into it that you could try to incorporate any drivers needed.

    when I did my bootcamp setup it went smooth using windows 7, did not try with xp yet as I have no use for xp anymore.

    And to the others, microsoft technet is a developer program where you pay a few thousand dollars and they give you a copy of every microsoft program, os etc for use to download. they also send you all the discs as well. You get everything they have pretty much ever made with 100% legit serial numbers and activations. I've been a member of tech net previously but have not renewed for a while.
     

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