Installing using this disc

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by jonakin, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. jonakin macrumors newbie

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    Hi I got 6 cds with my hp pavillion pc. Can I use these cds with bootcamp to install windows onto the mac? Or do ineed to buy a new copy of windows?
    The cd is called WinXP Home edition disc x and on top it says system recovery.
    The disc is called TESTHP17 when i insert it into my disc drive.
    Thanks.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

    spinnerlys

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    Insert the CD/DVD and restart your Mac and hold down the Option/Alt key shortly after the start up sound chimes and see if you can identify the CD/DVD in the following boot selector.

    If so, it might work.

    Use MRoogle to find answers to similar questions.
     
  3. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    RED ALERT

    You might be able to get these discs to install Windows on your Mac, but you will likely lose OS X in the process. These discs are designed to bring your HP back to factory conditions, which (obviously) did not include OS X.

    Proceed at your own risk.

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