New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac Discussion of Classic or running Windows, Linux and other OSes on the Mac.

Boot Camp: Windows Version Question


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
AduNeButt

 
AduNeButt's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 27, 2007
Posts: 39
AduNeButt is on a distinguished road

AduNeButt is offline
Hey, I'm looking to put Windows XP on my MacBook, but I am wondering if I need a special version of Windows XP. Can I just purchase the basic Windows XP Home disks and install it with BootCamp? Any help is appreciated.

- Thanks.
QUOTE Thanks
novicew

 
novicew's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 04, 2006
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Posts: 1,385
novicew is a name known to allnovicew is a name known to allnovicew is a name known to allnovicew is a name known to allnovicew is a name known to allnovicew is a name known to allnovicew is a name known to all
Mac Specs: MacBook Pro | iMac(2.1 G5) | MacBook(2.16 C2D) | MacMini (1.67 CD) | iPhone 4 | iPad (3rd Gen)

novicew is offline
You need Microsoft Windows XP, Service Pack 2, Home Edition or Professional (No multi-disc, upgrade or Media Center versions. I have seen people using Vista too.
QUOTE Thanks
AduNeButt

 
AduNeButt's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 27, 2007
Posts: 39
AduNeButt is on a distinguished road

AduNeButt is offline
Service Pack 2? Isn't that for multi-computer use?
QUOTE Thanks
cwa107

 
cwa107's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 20, 2006
Location: Middletown, Pennsylvania
Posts: 26,599
cwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD

cwa107 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by AduNeButt View Post
Service Pack 2? Isn't that for multi-computer use?
No, service packs are compilations of bug fixes, updates and sometimes new features for an existing version of a Microsoft operating system. If you purchase a retail copy of Windows XP, it will likely have SP2 integrated into it. However, if you do happen to purchase an older version of the disc, it is possible to "slipsteam" SP2 and create an updated CD. You must have a PC to do this and a blank CD to burn it onto.

Keep in mind that Bootcamp requires that SP2 be integrated into the install disc. It is not possible to install an older version and then later update to SP2 as it might be on normal PCs.

This is not a problem if you choose to run Windows via Parallels.
QUOTE Thanks
jaster

 
Member Since: Feb 08, 2004
Location: Ft. Bragg NC
Posts: 414
jaster will become famous soon enough

jaster is offline
I was reading about that. It says you need the single disk version of wiondows xp service pack 2. Where do you get this? Microsoft website?
QUOTE Thanks
cwa107

 
cwa107's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 20, 2006
Location: Middletown, Pennsylvania
Posts: 26,599
cwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD

cwa107 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaster View Post
I was reading about that. It says you need the single disk version of wiondows xp service pack 2. Where do you get this? Microsoft website?
All retail copies of Windows XP are on a single disc. There was another poster who was confused and thought he needed another disc, but in fact, he discovered that he had accidentally ejected his CD.

You can purchase XP in just about any store that sells computer products, although some discount stores like Costco may have a lower price - especially now that Vista is out and they're trying to clear our old products.

SP2 can be downloaded from Microsoft's site as a standalone product if you need to integrate it for installing with Bootcamp. Instructions for creating such a disc are available here.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Vista in Parallels | Have XP-SP2 on BootCamp, can't get Parallels to open it. »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Can I change size of Boot Camp Windows XP Drive? markw10 Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 1 01-22-2007 09:11 AM
Boot Camp - No Internet In Windows sxeseis Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 6 12-06-2006 03:06 PM
Boot Camp Problems with 17" MacBook Pro jt003649 Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 3 08-15-2006 06:18 AM
Boot Camp Problems with 17" MacBook Pro jt003649 Apple Notebooks 1 07-30-2006 02:38 PM
Help With Mac Drivers/Internet In XP via Boot Camp chincheck13 Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 4 07-29-2006 10:14 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:51 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?