Need help with boot camp please!

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  1. wasimyaqoob macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys,

    Apparently if you want to install Windows XP on your Boot Camp Partition, you need Windows XP with Service Pack 2 already installed!

    I've got Windows XP Pro, but it doesnt have SP2 - So could I just install it and then update the SP2

    It won't mess up my MBP, if i do it - Will it?

    Need advice, thanks!
     
  2. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    You need it to have SP2 in order to install properly. Any XP install disk in the past 3-4 years should have SP2.
     
  3. wasimyaqoob thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nah, mine is older - came with my Dell PC

    I know your gonna say noooo I shouldn't use the disc that came with my Dell PC
     
  4. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    It won't be possible to install Windows unless SP2 is part of the install disk.

    You might be able to slipstream the two together. Others here have reported that that works.
     
  5. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    If it came with your Dell then it will not work whether SP2 or not. That disk is setup as a restore CD for that dell system. This is much like how you can not use a MacBooks restore disk on an iMac.
     
  6. wasimyaqoob thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It will work because I've used it many time on may different machines!

    Thanks!
     
  7. Matek macrumors 6502a

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    Get a copy of a newer xp install disc from your friend or from the internet. Since you own a license, you won't be doing anything wrong.
     
  8. wasimyaqoob thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks Matek - I'll do that.

    Thanks guys for the responses!
     

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