How to install XP

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  1. jbrown macrumors 6502a

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    I have a DMG image file of XP pro - which I'd like to install and use with Parallels.

    How do you install from a DMG file? Or do you need to do a boot copy to a DVD - again if so, how?

    cheers:)
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    If you're going to install it in vmware (or parallels) you can point the installer to the ISO disk. If you want to install it in bootcamp you must do so with a bootable cd.

    Just mount the ISO, open up disk utility, right click the image, and select burn (with a blank cd in the drive of course). Pretty easy.
     
  3. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well I can burn the image OK, and go through Parallels and specify the DMG image - but now works with Parallels to create a working virtual machine:(

    Keep getting ' No boot device available ' message
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    Then maybe this disk image (DMG) is not bootable. Have you double clicked on the DMG file to see what the contents are?
     
  5. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes - and full of 'windowish' files, but to be honest I don't know much about windows so not sure what I'm looking at:eek:
     
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    I also don't know how a bootable Windows DVD looks like, but just copying a Windows DVD via normal means and burning it without any extra settings doesn't create a bootable DVD copy. When I wanted to create a bootable Windows install DVD/CD I had to set the burning software (Nero) to make it bootable.
    Can you tell us where you get the DVD?
     
  7. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Then we can't really help you.

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  9. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    no worries - I'll have to register anyway to activate:)
     

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