Boot Camp

ncfcstar

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Aug 25, 2006
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Hi was just wondering if anyone could help with this problem I have. I want to install Windows on my MacBook, as I need Office for Uni and don't want to fork out another £100. Unfortunately Boot Camp only seems to support Windows discs with SP2, but mine is SP1.

Is it possible to install this, I don't want to partition my hard drive and then find that I can't run windows. Also it is the disc I got with my Dell PC, that doesn't matter does it?

Any help would be greatfully appreciated, thanks!
 

ChickenSwartz

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ncfcstar said:
Hi was just wondering if anyone could help with this problem I have. I want to install Windows on my MacBook, as I need Office for Uni and don't want to fork out another £100. Unfortunately Boot Camp only seems to support Windows discs with SP2, but mine is SP1.

Is it possible to install this, I don't want to partition my hard drive and then find that I can't run windows. Also it is the disc I got with my Dell PC, that doesn't matter does it?

Any help would be greatfully appreciated, thanks!
You have to have SP2.

The disk that came with your Dell probably won't work.

I think you are looking at buying a new copy of XP SP2.
 

rtdgoldfish

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You might be able to find a friend with an XP disc with SP2 and use the serial number from your disc to install it. Not too sure if this will work but its worth a try.
 

skubish

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ncfcstar said:
Hi was just wondering if anyone could help with this problem I have. I want to install Windows on my MacBook, as I need Office for Uni and don't want to fork out another £100. Unfortunately Boot Camp only seems to support Windows discs with SP2, but mine is SP1.

Is it possible to install this, I don't want to partition my hard drive and then find that I can't run windows. Also it is the disc I got with my Dell PC, that doesn't matter does it?

Any help would be greatfully appreciated, thanks!
If you have SP1 you can make a slipstreamed cd with SP2 on it.
Here is the link.
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sp2_slipstream.asp
I have tried it and it works fine.

Or you could also try Parallels to run Windows apps in OSX. I heard it works pretty good.
http://www.parallels.com/
 

balamw

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Aug 16, 2005
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Please note that we have a whole forum dedicated to running Windows on Macs where these and other software questions are dealt with. This post is in the Mac Hardware basics forum.

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