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

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

  1. theaero macrumors 6502

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    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?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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

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