Installing windows on my mac

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by jayblake, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. jayblake macrumors newbie

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    I have an imac running an OX 10.5.8 operating system and want to install windows. Do I need an external device as bootcamp talks about an optical drive and I have no idea what that is?:D
     
  2. atticus27 macrumors regular

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    no just do a spotlight search for boot camp assistant, partition your drive, and insert a windows install disc.
     
  3. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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  4. jayblake thread starter macrumors newbie

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    windows on mac

    Thanks mate. I tried that but my screen then went blank except for a single flashing line in the top right hand corner. I had to turn off the power, eject the windows disc and re-boot.
     
  5. mscriv macrumors 601

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    You might have better luck if you search or post to the Windows on the Mac sub forum located here. Maybe a mod will move this over there for you.
     
  6. samiwas macrumors 65816

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    How long did you let the flashing line flash? My windows install does that every time for a few seconds at least.
     

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