Help with macbook ( Bootcamp )

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Bretskate, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. Bretskate macrumors newbie

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    So im trying to do BootCamp and everything is fine until I tried to install Windows. I thought putting in my recovery discs of my Windows XP would work but its giving me an error at the beggining saying " Recover Discs Not Supported ..." on a black screen.

    I cant eject the discs or anything, any help is appreciated

    Thanks,
    Bret
     
  2. 66217 Guest

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    Shut down your Mac and turn it on again. But before the gray screen appears, click the mouse button and keep it like that for a moment. It would force eject the CD.
     
  3. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    Recovery discs won't work. You need to go out and buy the full version of the OS. Normally, recovery discs only work on the exact system that they were designed for (putting a HP disc into a Dell won't work), so loading them on a mac won't work.
     
  4. Bretskate thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the replys guys, Ill let you know how it goes.
     
  5. Bretskate thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok I booted up my macbook with my Windows Xp Pro cd and it just gives me a black screen with a blinking cursor?

    Any help will be greatly appreciated
     
  6. vansouza macrumors 68000

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    Rfm

    Did you print the instructions as instructed? You have to use a stand alone full install of XP pro, you can not use recovery or upgrade copies of XP. That said, shut down your unit and reboot you should be able to expel the CD after the reboot. Good luck...
     
  7. Bretskate thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ive already got that down just right now when I enter my Windows XP Pro cd, the screen comes up blank with a blinking cursor
     
  8. ipaqowner macrumors regular

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    What stage are you at with the installation of XP?
    Have you created a partition using Bootcamp?
     
  9. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    Let me reiterate....Recovery discs won't work. You need to go out and buy the actual full version of the opperating system. Recovery discs are ment for system recovery on the system it came with, and is therefore hardware-specific.
     
  10. psychofreak Retired

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    He's not saying that he would still like to install Windows with the recovery disks, but that he wants to get back to his OSX installation!
     
  11. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    Well, the use of the quote feature would have helped me there. So you can't force eject the disc?
     
  12. amc382 macrumors regular

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    good luck... it'll probably improve w/ leopard
     
  13. Bretskate thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok guys I got my Windows Xp Home disc and I get it started up with my mac and it comes up to a blue screen and says if you want to install windows press ENTER

    But my keys arent responding :(
     
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