Windows installation disk.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nathanschafer, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. nathanschafer macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2011
    Location:
    Australia
    #1
    Hey.

    I am trying to install windows on my 2010 macbook pro via bootcamp. We did not acquire a windows installaton disk when my family bought our windows machine. Would it be possible to use my uncles windows installation disk (already used) to install windows?. Sorry, I am new to the world of mac (but loving it!) Thanks.
     
  2. computertechno macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2011
    #2
    you need a legit serial key
     
  3. nathanschafer thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2011
    Location:
    Australia
    #3
    Thanks, so If I have the serial key, It will work?

    How do you find the serial key?
     
  4. alust2013 macrumors 601

    alust2013

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2010
    Location:
    On the fence
    #4
    If it's already been installed on one computer, its license has already been used and it won't work on yours.
     
  5. hfletcher macrumors 6502

    hfletcher

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2008
    Location:
    UK
    #5
    If you are trying to install an OEM copy (one that came with a windows computer), it'll simply refuse to activate, because often the OEM version will be locked to only work on specific hardware (e.g a Dell). You need to purchase a retail version of Windows from a shop or from somewhere like amazon
     
  6. vipergts2207 macrumors 65816

    vipergts2207

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2009
    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    #6
  7. nathanschafer thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2011
    Location:
    Australia
    #7
    Thankyou all for your help. It is very appreciated :)
     

Share This Page