What is the cheapest way to get XP on my MacBook?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Jack Flash, May 21, 2007.

  1. Jack Flash macrumors 65816

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    First and foremost, I own legal, retail versions of Windows 98, and Windows 2000, along with an OEM installation XP Disc and keys that aren't in use.

    I want to get XP SP2 on my MacBook to play games, but don't want to spend a fortune to do so.

    Help would be much appreciated!
     
  2. zblaxberg Guest

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    ebay?
     
  3. Jack Flash thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Not helpful; should I look for an upgrade version? Can I use the OEM version?
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You can use the OEM, but it must be SP2. If it's not - you may be able to package SP2 with it and burn a new disc, but I forget what that process is called.
     
  5. uaaerospace macrumors 6502

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    Slipstream
     
  6. Jack Flash thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Should I go ahead and Google it?
     
  7. Jack Flash thread starter macrumors 65816

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  8. balamw Moderator

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    OEM keys are not always interchangeable, so it might not work, but it's worth a try.

    B
     
  9. Jack Flash thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Let's hope so. Both versions are for Windows XP Home and are bare software (no bundled applications) so with soem luck, it'l work.

    Are there any major differences between Bootcamp 1.2 and what we'll expect in the final release with Leopard?
     
  10. 2Shae macrumors 6502

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    OMG why so difficult!!! :confused:
    Why not just use nLite
    nLite is very good for slipstreaming and you are also able to add the latest updates from windows update.


    But you can also look for an copy on the net (No I'm not gonna tell you where, just search for the major torrent sites) and download it with a bittorrent program such as uTorrent.
     

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