Windows Installation Problems

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

  1. SonidZero macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2009
    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.

  2. acurafan macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2008
    launch My Computer > click on DVD drive > click File, Eject

    does that work?
  3. SonidZero thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2009
    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

    Sep 16, 2008
    oh, within the windows installation process, i'm not sure how to do that (even if you could), sorry. :confused:
  5. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    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


    Dec 1, 2006
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Are you using an upgrade disc? I think you may need a full version windows cd.
  7. DELTAsnake macrumors 6502


    Jul 18, 2008
    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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