Free windows CD?

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

  1. tecknical macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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