Installing Windows on Mac

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by drmorgana, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. drmorgana macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2009
    I have installed Parallels desktop on my Macbook and have tried to install Windows XP using both Parallels and Bootcamp (FAT partition) using a volume license Windows XP Pro CD that has been used to successfully used to load XP on several (<10) PCs. I keep getting the same error message for both Parallels and Bootcamp: Installation failed: D: 86asms. Error message: Manifest Parse Error:
    Invalid at the top level of the document: error:I386\asms\52\POLICY\MSFT\WINDOWS\NETWORKING\RTCDLL\RTCDLL.MAN
    Fatal Error: One of the components that windows needs to continue
    setup could not be installed.

    Is this a problem with the license even though I have the correct activation Key and how do i solve the problem?:(
  2. iShater macrumors 604


    Aug 13, 2002
    Try out the Parallels support forums. I am not sure of non-Retail XP is the only one supported, but those forums might have more info. Also, email Parallels support.

    Let us know what you find out.

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