Boot Camp Help!

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by well2thebone, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. well2thebone macrumors newbie

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    I am trying to install xp with service pack 2 using boot camp and I can't get it to install. I have a new 13' macbook pro with 10.6. I follow the instruction, set up the partition, load the xp disk w/ sp2 (oem version which i have heard should work), and then when my computer reboots i get to the screen where it ask what partition I want. I choose c: bootcamp fat 32 or whatever. However, after that, I never get asked if i want nfts or fat format and it just starts installing, but i never get asked to enter the cd code, and after about 5-10 minutes, it acts like it is done and restarts my computer, but i can't get it to work. Any suggestions? Thanks
     
  2. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    "Clean" OEM discs should work, but customized ones generally will not. What is the source of your installer? Is it customized for a Dell/HP/Gateway/.... or a clean generic OEM disc.

    I'll spare you my licensing speech w.r.t. OEM since you already have it.

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  3. stridemat Moderator

    stridemat

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    Where did you get your OEM from? If it is specifically tied to another machine i.e Toshiba or HP then it wont work with Bootcamp (as I understand)

    However, if you buy an OEM copy of windows that was not designed to be installed in any particular brand of computer, then you have a 'full' version of windows that simply does not have the fancy packaging.
     
  4. well2thebone thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't know if it is clean or not. I used is successfully on parallels 4. It has a sticker on the packaging that says "this oem software may not be delivered unless accompanied by the required hardware under Microsoft oem system builder license..."
     

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