windows on a mac

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by jorbaud, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. jorbaud macrumors newbie

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    If I wanted to put windows on my mbp would i need a cd? I have the cd from my old computer would that work or would I need to buy a new one?
     
  2. omgitscro macrumors 6502a

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    Depending on the type of license. Windows installations need to be activated. Make sure no other computers are using the same license and you can install - Boot Camp works with XP (Service Pack 2 or 3), Vista, and 7. You install from the CD - run Boot Camp from Applications/Utilities; it will walk you through the installation. Remember to print the instructions when prompted.
     
  3. NicoleRichie macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8B117 Safari/6531.22.7)

    I used to only use bootcamp, but I have more recently started using parallels. And yes you need a valid copy of windows with a license.
     
  4. jorbaud thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If it was a license for one computer can I still use it? I do not use my old computer that I downloaded windows on.
     

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