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Ok so I have finally got boot camp to run after the error which said "Back up the disk and use disk utility to format it as a single mac os extended (journaled) volume. Restore your information to the disk and try using boot camp assist again"
After this I tried bootcamp and it partition fine I started up from the windows ME disc and everything works fine until I get to the Welcome setup screen
which say "to setup windows now, press enter"
Once I press enter nothing happens and it just stays on that screen I have tried every button on this screen but none of them work!
The were working when selecting options of start up on the windows disc and all so t is pretty confusing!

Can you suggest anything do I need some windows keyboard drivers?
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Boot Camp doesn't support Windows ME. It has specific requirements - Windows XP, Vista or 7. The hardware is simply too new and drivers do not exist for an OS that old.

If you really must run ME, you'll need to do so in virtualization (VMWare Fusion, Parallels Desktop or VirtualBox).

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Ok thanks for the help I guess I will have to get my hands on a copy of windows XP any ideas on how should I
1. Buy it
2. Borrow it
3. Steal it (ummm... this isnt a real option for me)
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Ok thanks for the help I guess I will have to get my hands on a copy of windows XP any ideas on how should I
1. Buy it
2. Borrow it
3. Steal it (ummm... this isnt a real option for me)
You can buy Windows XP from Tigerdirect.com, among others. If it were me, I would choose Windows 7 instead of XP, but to each his own.

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This is the first time I have heard of someone actually wanting to install ME. Just about all the software that will run on ME will also run on XP and it's much more stable. You can still buy XP but it's not as easy to find as Windows 7.
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Ok thanks for the help I guess I will have to get my hands on a copy of windows XP any ideas on how should I
1. Buy it
2. Borrow it
3. Steal it (ummm... this isnt a real option for me)
Neither is #2. Windows XP can not be installed on more than one computer at a time, thanks to its Product Activation mechanism.

Just go out and pick up a copy of Windows 7. You can use the upgrade version, just be sure not to register/activate it until AFTER it's completely installed (skip the process when prompted) and you've installed the Boot Camp software package.

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