A friend of mine just bought an imac. He had an xp2 disc for a homemade pc but its 'gone'. My goal was to use his code (which he still had taped to his computer) with a version on Xp that we 'found'. And it failed. I want to know why. Here's what we did... After downloading the SMC firmware, I got boot camp to show up as a program. He doesn't have an XP sp2 install disc so we used one we downloaded with the intentions of putting in his key that he already owned and lo and behold-- no dice. Bootcamp wouldn't recognize the disc as an install disc. My question: why didn't this work. It has all of the same files a legit xp disc has but for some reason, didn't show up. Our solution, temporarily we used a XP sp1 disc and it seems to be working except that some of the drivers didn't work and the key only has 30 days left. He's obviously goign to have to buy a new retail or OEM version of XP but I want to know why it didn't work my way.