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

Boot Camp won't install, etc.


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I've browsed through several threads of Boot Camp problems but I have a sort of specific set of questions that aren't totally addressed in any of the ones I saw. Sorry for any redundancy. These are in order of priority.

1. I've tried to install Boot Camp but it says it can't mount it. Any reasons for this. The first time I downloaded it, there was an Excel file, but it wasn't actually an Excel file because Excel couldn't open it. The second time I downloaded, it was just the .dmg file. And still, wouldn't mount.

Any ideas why?

2. I have Windows XP SP1. Should I slipstream and SP3 to use instead? Has anyone had better success this way?

3. Can anybody suggest good security options, on the cheap, that have worked for them?

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Where are you downloading Boot Camp from? The file from Apple's site should work just fine.

Boot Camp requires that you use Windows XP SP2, so your SP1 disc won't work.

There are lots of good anti-virus programs out there. Check out AVG for one


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I'm using the download from the Apple site, but for some reason, no luck. I guess I'll give it another shot.

Regarding SP2, there shouldn't be a problem slipstreaming the disk using Mac OS X, right? In other words, before I install Windows, if I copy the files and do the slipstreaming on my Mac, should there be any problem?

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If you have access to a Windows computer, then take a look at nLite. It is a much easier, and not to mention less error-prone, than trying to slipstream SP2 by yourself


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