boot camp woes.

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by tjd, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. tjd macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2006
    step 1. buy windows xp
    step 2. buy macbook
    step 3. install bootcamp
    then i get the 'press enter to continue' screen.
    it isnt recognising any keyboard presses, so im left without windows, which would be handy really, as its one of the reasons I got this mac.
    my question: can MY xp product key be used on with my friend's xp disc? as the prob is apparently caused by the disk being old.
    im NOT chucking another £100 to MS.
  2. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

    Mar 30, 2004
    You should have no problems using a different XP disc with your key.
  3. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    !?! :confused: Not so fast. The keys for retail/upgrade/OEM/volume license are all different and you will likely run into trouble if you try to mix and match. Use an OEM key for OEM media OK, but not for retail.

    The root of your problem is most likely the lack of SP2 on your install CD which can be fixed by a method called slipstreaming. Google it.

  4. tjd thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2006
    that would make a lot of sense,
    the disk contains SP2. says so on the box. any more thoughts?

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