WinXP Upgrade, Win98, and Boot Camp

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

  1. GrimmPenguin macrumors regular

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    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!

    Thanks,
     
  2. animaxcg macrumors regular

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    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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