Help installing windows xp downloaded from MSDN legally a college student copy

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  1. achatly macrumors newbie

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    Hi
    I bought new macbook today and i download windows xp from MSDN on my windows pc and burned it on a dvd then i started bootcamp on my mac and after i did partition it said insert the windows disk and hit start i did that but it didn't recognize the disk....i'm confused what to do..any help be great..i looked into other threads but couldn't figure out.:(
     
  2. markfc macrumors 6502a

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    shouldn't it have been burned to a cd?
    did you create the disk with the right volume name?
     
  3. achatly thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it wont fit on a cd so i have to burn it on a dvd
     
  4. achatly thread starter macrumors newbie

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    people I really need help with i also have parallels installed on my macbook so if you have any suggestions in parallels it also fails to run install from cd drive:(
     
  5. chscag macrumors 68000

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    Something's not right. Only the Media edition of Windows XP is too large to fit on a normal CD and ships on two CDs. I don't know what you downloaded from MSDN, but it appears it's not a full install version or either XP Home SP2 or Pro SP2. Are you sure you didn't download a server version or Vista instead?

    Regards.
     
  6. achatly thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hey i figured it out i just didn't burned it right i had to burn iso but instead i burned as a regular data..its installed and I love my new macbook
    thx for ur effort to help
     

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