Frustrated Boot Camper

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I have my copy of Windows XP - and whenever I try to install, Mac OS X restarts, and then Windows hangs at "Setup is inspecting your hardware configuration." It's so irritating! I left it on overnight and it didn't move! What's wrong?
 
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What version of XP are you using??? I believe it must be XP SP2 in order to install properly.
 
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No, that isn't true xp with no service pack will install....

OOPPSS! just noticed he is talking Boot Camp, sorry, i have Parallels with just plain XP...
 
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If that is the problem, you can create a slipstreamed disk w/sp2. That's what I did and it worked great.
 
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UPDATE:

It turns out my disk was Windows 2000! For some reason it was burnt to a DVD! ugh
 
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Sorry you've had some troubles.

I just finished installing Boot Camp earlier tonight and it worked like a charm. Though I kind of felt dirty putting XP on my new MBP. :p I've not had many problems using XP at all, but I don't necessarily want OS X hanging out with the neighborhood kid with the bad rep.
 

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I had Boot Camp running for about five hours, I tweaked it got the patches into the OS had everything configured and well, I deleted windows before the evening was through.

My Mac ran hot with XP, I mean really hot. the heat coming out near the cpu was almost enough to burn my fingers, the computer froze a few times and going back to he XP interface after OSX was like torment.

My smooth as silk MacBook pro was suddenly an overheating patched up , flaky mess, a lot like most of the windows boxen I'd dealt with.

Yes I proved to myself it can be done, and all i can think of is why did I bother?
 
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The only reason I am even considering XP via Boot Camp and redoing my Parallels setup, is so that I can run VMWare Labs or Demo's for work. Otherwise, I don't see any reason to do it.
 

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