WinXP Upgrade, Win98, and Boot Camp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by GrimmPenguin, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. GrimmPenguin macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2007
    I'm sure this has been brought up before... I apologize for not searching in the previous threads enough. I'm wanting to install Windows XP on my MacBook, however all I have is a Windows XP SP2 upgrade disc and a Windows 98 disc. I'm aware that you are supposed to have a full version because of the fact that you can't eject the disc during the installation process. I have read that it's still possible, and I'm wondering if anyone knows how to do this. I don't have an external disc drive, so that's out of the question... Could I combine both discs onto a DVD? I'd appreciate any help!

  2. animaxcg macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2008
    window 98 won't work on an intel mac cause it doesn't support efi. but you could install windows 98 through vmware then upgrade it to XP. create a bootcamp partition.
    mount the vmware virtual drive to the mac
    use Winclone to clone the virtual drive to the bootcamp partition.
    then you wolud have t boot from, XP upgrade disc and restore the partition

    or buy windows XP sp2

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