Using a Dell reinstallation DVD with Boot Camp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by alcarin, May 22, 2010.

  1. alcarin macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I have a Macbook Pro and I'm hoping to install Windows Vista via Boot Camp.
    Is it possible to do this with a Dell reinstallation DVD that came with my Dell laptop?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    Those are system specific disks so it's very unlikely that it'll work.
     
  3. balamw Moderator

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    If for any reason you still want to give it a try, make sure to back everything up and be prepared to reinstall OS X. It might possibly work, but I would not count on it.

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  4. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    No. It violates the EULA, and (just so you know) discussion of how to get around that is against forums rules.
     
  5. GDief macrumors newbie

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    The answer is NO. It is required that you use a full version of Windows. It will not allow any other updates etc. Pull up the boot camp on your computer and download or print out the instructions for installing Windows through Boot Camp. It outlines what you can and can't do.
     

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