No Superdrive or External USB drive... How to installing XP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by theaero, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. theaero macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2008
    So, i've been trying to figure out a method to do this for quite sometime. I have a slipstreamed version of XP I'd like to install, but all I have at my disposal are an external hard drive, and a USB drive. I'd prefer not to use refit or parallels. Is there a way to restore the XP image I have onto the external, and install from that?

  2. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2010
    North Yorkshire, UK
    I think you may be out of luck assuming you are talking about bootcamp.
    I believe it requires a genuine Windows install CD.
  3. theaero thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2008
    No, I've used slipstreamed CDs before with no issues. Another idea is, can I install windows XP on the external drive using another computer (Windows machine) then disconnect it, and use it with my MBP?
  4. Gorki247 macrumors member

    May 10, 2010
    Bristol, UK

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