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    OSX and Windows XP
    I have a new macbook pro that I'm trying to install Windows XP on. I have installed Leopard and then ran Bootcamp to repartition the Hard Drive. When it reboots, starts to install windows. Whether I choose NTFS or FAT 32, I keep on getting an error message. When I choose FAT32, I get 'Disk Error Press any key to restart' and when I choose NTFS, I get 'windows could not start because the following file is missing.' this is good CD because I used the CD to install XP on a PC. This is also XP SP2. I am trying to install windows first, then install Leopard. Is this possible?

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    Let's start from the beginning here.....

    What I'm not sure I understand is that you say you have a new MacBook Pro. Didn't it come with Leopard already pre-installed?

    You must install Leopard before you can create a Boot Camp partition and install Windows XP.

    Also - just because your Windows XP CD works to install XP on a PC does not necessarily mean it's the proper version which can be installed using Boot Camp. Read the Boot Camp installation instructions. (PDF file)

    Regards.

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    Dual boot OSX and XP
    I'm trying to get a macbook pro dual booting with OSX and XP. I've tried installing OSX first and then installing XP but when it goes to install windows, I get a disk error message. I had tried to install XP first then install OSX, but when I go to install OSX it does not recognize the partition even when I go into Disk Utility and format it OSX Extended (Journaled). Can someone guide me in the right direction so I can get this dual booted with OSX and XP. and do I install OSX first then install XP or does it matter?

    Thanks!

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    question here
    if thats ok

    why is it illegal to install mac os-x on a pc but ok to install xp on a mac

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    Because that's what the licensing specifies. If you have any questions about why that is, I suggest you direct your questions directly to Apple and Microsoft.

    Regards.

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    When people say "illegal," what they mean is "in violation of the end user license agreement." That's how these guys have set it up, and so be it.

    Cheers

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    To the OP, are you quick formatting the partition of doing a full format? You have to use Full Format. Not sure if that is your issue, but thought I would mention it.

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