Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1

    Member Since
    Jul 14, 2007
    Can You Use This Version Of XP In Boot Camp?

    I know you need Windows XP Pro with SP2 to install Boot Camp on Mac Pro... Question:

    If I had an older Windows XP Pro version of software "without" the SP2 on it, can I install this XP version on Boot Camp and then update with the SP2 separate CD or download the update from Microsoft?

    Thanks for the help in advance,


  2. #2

    fleurya's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 18, 2006
    Anytown, USA
    27" iMac 2.7GHz Core i5, iPhone 6, iPad Air 2, 4th gen Apple TV
    Only one way to find out . . .

    You can always delete it if it doesn't work out.
    "Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others"

  3. #3

    RNDdave's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 04, 2006
    London, UK
    MacBook Air | iPad | iPhone | iPod Classic | iPod Shuffle | no more money
    Or, you could try Slipstreaming - basically - you download SP2 then copy your XP CD to your hard drive and integrate the service pack with the XP CD - then you burn a new CD with the finished product - 1 shiney new XP SP2 CD - follow the link for full instructions.


  4. #4

    cwa107's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 20, 2006
    Lake Mary, Florida
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    To add to what RNDdave already said, you must have a SP2 disc in order to use Boot Camp. If you attempt to use an SP1 disc, your keyboard won't work properly.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

  5. #5

    Member Since
    Jul 14, 2007
    Thanks people for the help. Final questions on this subject... In the slipstream tutorial it states some large corporate disks don't work because they have updates on them already.

    If I bought a retail version (not OEM) of XP without the SP2 do you think slipstreaming would work or do you think the retail version would have updates like mentioned that would kill that type of install?

    Also do Academic versions of XP with SP2 work in Boot Camp?

    Thanks again for everyone helping,


  6. #6

    RiDE's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 13, 2006
    Your disk should be fine.

    Here ya go:

    Quote Originally Posted by RIDE View Post
    You are going to want this... NLite

    Here's some good info as well:

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. My version of Boot Camp does not delete Partition
    By Laurie1041 in forum Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-12-2010, 12:53 AM
  2. New version of Boot Camp (2.1)
    By chscag in forum Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 10-13-2008, 07:53 PM
  3. Would this version of XP work on boot camp?
    By Waterpolo820 in forum Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-03-2008, 01:44 AM
  4. What version of Vista do I need? New to Boot Camp.
    By CosmicFunkSquad in forum Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 02-10-2008, 12:11 AM
  5. Question about Boot Camp and my Version of XP
    By longhornadam in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-05-2008, 06:27 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts