Problem with Bootcamp using Windows XP Upgrade Disc

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by illinois2011, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. illinois2011 macrumors newbie

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    Ok, so I was using bootcamp to install Windows XP on my new 13" Unibody Macbook Pro I just got today. The problem is that it is an upgrade disc. At one point in the installation it requests that I insert a copy of an older version of Windows to verify that I qualify for the upgrade. I have a copy of Windows 98 which would work, except that I cannot eject the disc. I don't know if the Bootcamp isn't giving the Windows installer the proper drivers to accept the eject button on the keyboard or what. Please help as every time I reboot my computer it now goes into the Windows setup process.
     
  2. illinois2011 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, I got the disc out by holding down the mouse button while restarting but I still would like to know how to install Windows.
     
  3. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    Read the install guide, might have saved yourself some trouble by checking the compatibility of the disc first. Take note of page 4 where it lists what you need.
     
  4. illinois2011 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, thanks. I read a forum somewhere where a guy used an external drive to insert the other disc, but I think I'll just wait now until I buy Windows 7 in late October. I was just wanting to try it out.
     

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