using a copy of VirtualPC win2k

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by gamera~, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. gamera~ macrumors member

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    My father has a copy of VirtualPC with windows 2000 included on the disc (it also includes a windows 2000 registration key). But he wants to use bootcamp, and so he needs a copy of XP. Does anyone know if the 'upgrade' XP will upgrade from the VirtualPC windows 2000 — that is, does it just need the old key, or does it need a real disc too? thanks, Michael
     
  2. Mr. Zarniwoop macrumors demi-god

    Mr. Zarniwoop

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    Won't work in Boot Camp. You can't install Windows 2000 to begin with on a Mac, so you can't upgrade it later. Or, during the Windows XP install there's no way to eject the CD to put it in the Windows 2000 CD to validate the upgrade.
     
  3. serega macrumors regular

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    Just got the idea. May be hooking up external CD Rom will work on upgrade version of Windows? :confused:
     

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