Dell Windows Image - do they work?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by nemein, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. nemein macrumors newbie

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    Just wondering if anybody tried using the Win XP install disk that ships with Dell computers for Boot Camp on their mac. I'm in the market for a Mac, but would need to run windows from time to time - it'd affect my decision if I somehow have to purchase a new copy of XP.

    The disk I have does say that it is for Dell computers, and I heard somewhere that Windows can check the computer hardware configurations and reject the installation if it is different. Anybody tried using the Dell windows disks?
     
  2. brand macrumors 601

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    Not legally no you can not. If one were to not care about legalities and wish to steal it then yes it is possible.
     
  3. Genghis Khan macrumors 65816

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    the trickery you need to do to get it to work means that you might as well get another copy...........................
     
  4. bookkrazer macrumors newbie

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    It seriously works!!

    My dell broke down couple days ago:(, so I tried installing windows on to my mac with the extra disc that dell gave, and it worked! The disc itself is just like any other Windows disc. :) I just reused the Windows key on the dell and it's still running fine.
     
  5. Infrared macrumors 68000

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    Have you activated? :)
     
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  7. nemein thread starter macrumors newbie

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    lol, thanks for the feedback. I assume you had to go some round about routes to activate it. Or maybe I'm just crazy and should just give it a try and report back after I get my mac in a few months :p
     

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