xp installation on new imac

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by ronimac, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. ronimac macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2008
    hey guys i just bought a new imac today so im new to this i usually use a pc. but im having trouble installing xp through bootcamp it goes smoothly right until its finishes formating and then the xp starts to install, before you would put in the activation key it suddenly shuts off the whole computer. now i know its not the cd cause its worked on other computers there no scratches so that aint it and its not the dvd driver cause i can watch movies etc etc so im not sure i hope any one can help
    ps the cd is a "legal" copy ;) but works fine
  2. neilhart macrumors 6502


    Oct 11, 2007
    SF Bay Area - Fremont
    XP what ?

    Is the XP current with Service Pack 2? Don't use SP3 and I've heard plain XP and XP with SP1 will not work.

  3. ronimac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2008
  4. ronimac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2008

    i guess no body knows NOOBODY!!!!! i called mac reps and nothing they have told me to call microsoft i called microsoft and they told me to call mac reps wtf lol no one wants to take this on lol i have searched the net for an answer and not many people have this problem there are still people that have it too and they still dont know AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH:mad: PLEASE HELP MEE!!!!!!!!!!!!im starting to appreciate my other computer that has windows on it already lol but i NEED xp on this imac i sos much for mac:p

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