Can I use a recovery disk to install XP?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by macgroovy, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. macgroovy macrumors member

    Aug 29, 2007
    Hi All,

    I'm a forum newbie and soon to be macbook pro buyer.

    I have MS Office 2007 Windows version so was hoping to not have to shell out for MS Office 2004 Mac. To use this I need to install windows and run bootcamp or parallels.

    I have a recovery disk that came with my current Acer laptop. It includes the operating system plus other gadgets Acer preloads when you buy their laptop.

    Can I use this recover disk to load XP onto a mac, or will I need a standalone copy of XP?

    many thanks
  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603


    Jul 23, 2002
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    No. Get yourself a standalone copy (make sure its SP2)
  3. rfrankl macrumors 6502a

    Apr 15, 2006
    What about the Windows cd that comes with a new computer that says not for resale or to make copies of. Is this essentially a full version that you can install on the Mac? Thanks.
  4. flipperanubi, Aug 30, 2007
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2011
  5. macgroovy thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 29, 2007
    No worries, thanks all.. looks like I will have to pick up a copy of XP on eBay.


Share This Page