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Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by jimijazz, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. jimijazz macrumors member

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    (Ten Internets to anyone who gets the reference)

    I have in my hand an "Upgrade" copy of Windows XP SP1. The Boot Camp page on Apple clearly states that A full version with SP2 is needed. However, if I can make this work, that means I won't need to buy a copy of XP, which I am willing to do, despite the fact that I am a poor college student.

    So, to business. Can I make this work?
     
  2. jimijazz thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh, I just read the sticky. Seems this can't be legally done. Well, guess I'll be ordering me some XP... thanks anyway, guys!
     
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Order it through your college bookstore or computer store, some Edu institutions have cut deals for very low prices on real Microsoft software.
     
  4. jimijazz thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah, I suppose...

    My PC didn't come with a Windows disc - it has all the files on a backup partition. Supposing I could get the required files off the drive, would that work? is that legal? I remember reading that OEM versions of Windows weren't eligible for BootCamp use.
     
  5. jimijazz thread starter macrumors member

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    ...disregard that; it won't let me in.

    Damn Compaq...
     
  6. SupadudeX macrumors member

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    I tried this with an OEM Dell edition of Windows XP w/ SP1. The installation wouldnt recognize the bootcamp partition. I ended up buying a new XP disk.
     
  7. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    No. Your Windows OEM-Bundle license is tied to that machine and cannot be transferred.
     
  8. SupadudeX macrumors member

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    Its retarded when OEMs dont give you a reinstallation CD. IMO, never buy from an OEM that doesnt let you reinstall your own software. A backup partition doesnt cut it. What happens when your drive crashes?
     

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