Unathenticated Version of Windows XP on Mac?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by ja5732, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. ja5732 macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2009

    I was wondering if anybody has ever installed a bootleg version of Windows XP on a Mac using BootCamp? I just recently purchased a new MacBook Pro and don't want to F anything up but thought it might be worth a try. Any help is great. Thanks again.

    - Joel
  2. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

    Oct 12, 2006
    Well, what you are doing is just like installing it on any other computer. So if it isn't legit, it won't be legit on the mac either.
  3. ja5732 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2009
    I thought there might be a way around it though or something. I know there is a small tool you can get for Windows that will make the warnings and what not disappear after installing an unauthenticated version, but it will prevent you from updating to newer versions of XP as well. I wouldn't mind that though if there was something like that for using an unauthenticated one on a Mac after installing it with BootCamp. I was mostly interested if anybody has ever tried it before and what happened during installation...
  4. dmbfan41 macrumors regular

    Nov 3, 2008
    just install windows 7 for free.

    you can use get patches for the xp and use http://windizupdate.com/ to get the updates
  5. ja5732 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2009

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