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    Can't find the answer anywhere
    I have a copy of Windows Vista, however, I downloaded it, and thus there is no CD.
    I have a Mac with OSX and an old Laptop which runs with Ubuntu.
    I want Windows Vista on at least one of these.
    I have no CD, and no Flash Drive.
    How do I go about installing the xp.iso file as an OS?
    I was guessing that I would need to use a virtual disk drive - however I can't find one for OSX or for Ubuntu, and whenever I try doing it through terminal on either system I just end up running around in circles.
    Does anyone know how I can install Vista onto OSX via bootcamp without a CD - or onto Ubuntu without a CD?

    Please enlighten me!

    Help greatly appreciated.

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    Nice title!

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    Aye, didn't really think about that at the time. My bad.
    Thanks for the constructive feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silencer View Post
    I have a copy of Windows XP, however, I downloaded it, and thus there is no CD.
    Where did you download Windows XP from?

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Its actually Vista SP2, sorry, can't remember where I downloaded it from, it was a few weeks ago now.

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    Can we assume that you pirated Windows? If so, don't expect any help from anyone here.
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