Hi everyone, I've tried googling and searching and I am at the point where this is actually going to drive me mad. I have a 2012 macmini with 1tb fusion drive. I need to get windows running, quite urgently. I have an "new" original XP SP2 copy OEM and a brand new Windows 8 upgrade (but cave created a full install disc and USB). Both with original and unused keys. Bootcamp allows me to create a partition fine, which is good. I am creating one about 58gb. Next I tried my luck at installing windows 8. After not even being able to get to the installation part with the USB I created a windows 8 disk and this allows me to get to the install. But at 26% every time the setup freezes. I cannot get any further, I let it go on for 8 hours but it never gets past it.at this stage I have to delete the partition and try again but no joy. Anyway. As a result of this I bought another copy of xp. This is even worse. After using the well documented system of tricking bootcamp into creating the partition with the windows 8 disk I tried to install. I insert the disk it starts loading stuff and every time I get the same error. "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage........... Technical information: ***stop : 0x0000007b (0xf78d2524, 0xc00000034 , 0x00000000 , 0x000000000) Please someone help me. I have never been this perplexed by a windows install but I just can't work out what I am doing wrong, Any help would be appreciated no end!