Free windows CD?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by tecknical, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. tecknical macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2008
    Ok so here's my problem. I do have a windows XP CD, but i bought it a long time ago when i made my other PC, so it comes with SP1 on the CD. I know in order to install XP in bootcamp I need to have XP with SP2, but I dont have that. I have the CD Key for XP, but I dont have a SP2 cd. does anyone know where I can get a windows CD that has SP2 pre-installed? Im not looking to do anything illegal, I have the CD Key, I just want a windows XP cd with SP2 pre-installed
  2. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Try this process called slipstreaming.

    Another slipstream step-by-step. And another method.

    They all work, basically you just add the SP2 files on top of SP1. It's perfectly legal and there is a guide included in the Boot Camp manual.
  3. tecknical thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2008
    i tried that but it doesnt work with my windows cd because I have the OEM version instead of the regular one.
  4. Cantello macrumors member

    May 29, 2008
    You could try using this slipstreamer, which is supposed to work with OEM CDa as well. Unfortunately, you'd have to boot into Windows first, which might be a problem for some.

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