Windows XS Service Pack 1 under Bootcamp?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by rightlyso, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. rightlyso macrumors member

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    I'll be retiring an old Dell laptop and upgrading to a Macbook.

    There are a couple of Windows programs that I'll need to run under Windows XP.

    My Dell came with Windows XP Service Pack 1 (rather than the newer SP2 or SP3).

    Is there any way to install this version of Windows XP on the Mac?
     
  2. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816

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    Bootcamp needs at least SP2.

    You will also likely have authorization problems anyway using a copy of Windows that has already been installed on your Dell.
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  4. rightlyso thread starter macrumors member

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    If I understand you right, there are programs that will "combine" a Windows XP SP1 CD with an SP2 update (I actually have SP2 on a CD), into a single CD that Bootcamp will recognize as a Windows XP SP2 CD?

     
  5. Radio Monk33 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, you can 'slipstream' a SP2 upgrade with a standard XP disc to get an XP SP2 disc. Google nlite.
     
  6. rightlyso thread starter macrumors member

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    How do I know nlite isn't doesn't have some kind of sneaky trojan horse that will enable someone to take over my machine whenever they felt like it?

     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Because it doesn't?
     

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