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Hi there!

I am trying to install Windows XP Home Edition on my 13.3" Apple Unibody Macbook! I have done this before with Windows 7 RC 1 but it does not seem to be working this time!

I can start the set-up (where it copies all of the files to my partition (NTFS Formatted)) but then when it's done that my Macbook restarts and boots into Mac OS X and doesn't carry on installing Windows XP!

Wondering if I'm doing something wrong so any help would be great!

Thanks!
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I think you need press ALT key to select which partition to boot off to continue the installation of Windows.

On earlier versions of Windows esp. XP, you have to install Windows XP on FAT32 partition before it can be converted to NTFS. Check the Boot Camp install manual.
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Does that copy of XP have SP2 on it?

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I think you need press ALT key to select which partition to boot off to continue the installation of Windows.

On earlier versions of Windows esp. XP, you have to install Windows XP on FAT32 partition before it can be converted to NTFS. Check the Boot Camp install manual.
Okay thanks, I'll give that a go! Didn't think it would be hard so didn't look at the manual!

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Does that copy of XP have SP2 on it?
Yes it does!
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You really need to follow that manual. Many aspects of the install are counter-intuitive. Good luck!
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