Windows Installation Problems

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by SonidZero, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. SonidZero macrumors newbie

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    I am trying to install windows on my macbook pro 15" standard most recent one.

    I have an install for Windows XP home edition service pack 2, the installation goes fine until it asks me to insert another windows disc to prove... something, I have a valid windows 98 disc for this.

    The problem

    I cant figure out how to eject the windows XP disc to switch to the 98 disc, the eject button doesnt work. The Windows XP disc spins for a little while longer and then stops.

    Help?
     
  2. acurafan macrumors 6502a

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    launch My Computer > click on DVD drive > click File, Eject

    does that work?
     
  3. SonidZero thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Im in the windows installation, my only options are to press enter when the disc is in, or F3 to quit
     
  4. acurafan macrumors 6502a

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    oh, within the windows installation process, i'm not sure how to do that (even if you could), sorry. :confused:
     
  5. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    I've never heard of a Windows installation that required another disc...are you using Boot Camp or Parallels or VMWare Fusion to get this on your Mac?
     
  6. wetrix macrumors 6502

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    Are you using an upgrade disc? I think you may need a full version windows cd.
     
  7. DELTAsnake macrumors 6502

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    From a legal stand point you must have a full retail copy.

    Upgrade is for upgrading from the os that came preinstalled on your computer to a new os.

    So anyway, I have never looked a Mac's optical drive close enough to notice, but is there a hole you can put a straightened paper clip into near the optical drive? If there is a hole that is the manual eject button and that is your best hope of pulling this off.

    Otherwise I recommend going and getting a copy of Vista 64bit.
     

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