Windows Installation Discs

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Aedan2812, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. Aedan2812 macrumors newbie

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    Hi i recently bought a mac and i want to install windows xp using bootcamp. I have installation discs for XP from my previous computer and i want to use them to install xp on my mac, however i was reading through the bootcamp manual and it said this:

    You must use a single full-install Windows installation disc (Service Pack 2 is
    required for Windows XP installations).


    Does this mean that to setup windows using bootcamp there can only be one install disc?

    I seem to have 2 installation discs and i'm confused about whether or not they can be used?
     
  2. steveza macrumors 68000

    steveza

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  3. Aedan2812 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ohk so i am going to need to buy a new copy of windows

    thanks for pointing me towards that thread
     
  4. steveza macrumors 68000

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    No worries :) . OEM branded Windows disks are a special case as they are purchased under a license agreement between the OEM and Microsoft. The Ts & Cs of that agreement are that those disks can only be used on the hardware that they were sold with. They also normally include drivers and other software that may not work on your Mac anyway.
     

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