Can I install Windows98 on Bootcamp then upgrade to XPpro?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by GregUofMN, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. GregUofMN macrumors regular

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  2. italiano40 macrumors 65816

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    You can only install XP sp2, XP sp3 or Vista those are the only ones you can install
     
  3. GregUofMN thread starter macrumors regular

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    ARG!
     
  4. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    What version of XP Pro is your upgrade CD? I think if you can do a clean install of XP with it when the installer begins, as I recall it will just ask for the Win 98 CD to be inserted at some point during the install to confirm ownership. I do not remember exactly since I only upgraded one '98 machine years ago.

    If it is an older version of XP you can slipstream the CD into XP SP2/3 with nLite, but you need a computer running Windows to do this. There are manual methods to slipstream too I would try googling it. However the only methods I know require Windows to be installed.
     
  5. brand macrumors 601

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    This method should work and is the preferred method when using an upgrade disc.
     

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