need cheap xp disc for bootcamp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Ollie N, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. Ollie N macrumors regular

    Ollie N

    Jan 4, 2009
    Where can i find a cheap windows xp install disc that will work with boot camp. I have some dell OEM discs but I'm not sure if they will work. Help much appreciated! THX! :apple: :)
  2. chrisandersen macrumors 6502


    Sep 6, 2008
    Try them, you have nothing to lose but a little time. My dell XP worked in Fusion
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    Ebay will probably be your best bet right now.
  4. number9 macrumors 6502

    Feb 13, 2004
    Try looking on Newegg. I got my XP installation disk for Bootcamp 3 years ago. It was being sold as the OEM disk that is included with your typical PC. I'm not sure if they still have it but I don't think I paid more than $70 bucks or so. I also have no idea what a copy of XP will run you now, since Vista and now Windows 7 have come along, but it's worth a look.

    I think the ones with your dell should work, because I also tried using the disks that came with my sister's HP. You just might need to find a new registration code somewhere.
  5. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    ^ XP should be cheaper, if anything. I'd say, try using those Dell OEM discs. Make sure you uninstall it completely (wipe HDD) on the corresponding machines it came with. Then phone MS if you have any problems getting the serial to work. Tell them the machine broke (it's windows, always broken) and they will give you a new serial.
  6. finnschi macrumors 6502

    Dec 30, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    Don't worry If you have license, just download Tiny XP , as long as you have a license for a DELL XP you have a lincense for XP so as long as you don't use the same license on 2 pc's (which is sometimes fine, Read the sticker with the serial 1-2Cpu's) so you can LEGALLY use one copy of XP on 2 pc's .. I haven't found another way to interpet the "1-2 Cpu's" I mean its not illegal to use this windows on quad cores .... :D
  7. Ollie N thread starter macrumors regular

    Ollie N

    Jan 4, 2009

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