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    Boot camp Questions
    I am new to the Mac world and I was just wondering about boot camp. Can I use boot camp with a CD from an old PC. One of those that says "for reinstallation". Or would I have to buy a whole new windows CD to run boot camp. I was just wondering because I need to run visual basic for school and this is obviously done by using Windows. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance

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    For both technical and legal reasons, you may not use a reinstallation disc. It must be either a retail copy of Windows XP with SP2 or an OEM "for system builders" copy (which you can get from NewEgg.com for about $100).

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    Thank you. That is exactly what I was looking for.

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    Depending on the school (I am assuming college or university) and program you are enrolled in, you may be able to grab a free copy of windows. When I studyied programming, all the software we needed was provided through MSDN: visual studio 03, 05, and 08, Project Professional, Visio, etc. etc. including the windows operating systems xp and vista.
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