How to install Windows XP on MBP using bootcamp?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hellzprince1, May 26, 2008.

  1. hellzprince1 macrumors member

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    Hey,

    So i can't seem to install windows on my MBP. Every time i go to try it says this startup disk is not supported? Do you know what i need to be doing for this to work?
     
  2. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    did you go to Applications/Utilities/Boot Camp Assistant first?

    Peace :cool:
     
  3. lavrishevo macrumors 68000

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    Are you using XP Service pack 2? You need XP service pack 2 or Vista
     
  4. hellzprince1 thread starter macrumors member

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    I got bootcamp assistant from spotlight and I have service pack 2
     
  5. HastaLaVista macrumors member

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    Does your startup disk have a single partition?

    Bootcamp will NOT work if your startup disk has multiple partitions.

    I wound up dropping my other partitions (they had no data yet) and expanded my single partition to encompass the entire disk and it worked from there.
     
  6. hellzprince1 thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't know if my comp has a single or multiple partitions and if it does how do i set it up so that i can't install windows?
     
  7. nintendude macrumors 6502

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    if you don't know if your computer has multiple partions, there probably isn't

    when you start up the MBP and hold option, if only one hard drive shows up, theres only one partion (Mac) on your computer
     
  8. hellzprince1 thread starter macrumors member

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    when i go to bootcamp and press continue it just says that the start up disk is not supported. What do i do?
     
  9. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816

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    Try repairing the disk, booting from your install DVD. I've had this problem before I believe.
     
  10. JoshLV macrumors regular

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    I'm about to install it and I have a question before I start. Do I need to back anything up? Will my files/iTunes e.t.c be at risk?
     

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