Installing ****** XP on Bootcamp?

By Jayb118 ยท 4 replies
Apr 5, 2008
  1. Hey guys, im new to the mac OS and applications, i've been a windows/pc fanboy for ages now but i needed to get a macbook pro to take to uni with me so id be able to use software such as final cut etc.

    Anyways, i can't be doing with having a computer i can't game on so i want to get XP going on a separate partition with this bootcamp thing, i've got a ****** copy of xp pro but when i went to install it i got stuck at a black dos-like screen and nothing happened. After much messing about i managed to get the disc to eject and got it to boot back in to OSX.

    I've heard from some people that you absolutley have to have a legitimate copy of windows to get boot camp to work, is this true?

    I also have a legitimate OEM copy of xp home but that is installed on my desktop pc, if i install this on bootcamp i run the risk of microsoft not letting me activate it don't i?

    Thanks guys :D
  2. woody1191

    woody1191 TS Rookie Posts: 572

    This being said I think your pointing to the fact that you have an illegal copy or are using another disk what may only have a license for one computer. Unless I've read into it wrong??. The word spelt with asteriks, cofirm what the word is.
  3. Jayb118

    Jayb118 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    Yes it is an illigal copy, i was trying to write p i r a t e but after i posted the thread the forum automatically blanked it out.

    Is it not possible to use an illegal copy?
  4. woody1191

    woody1191 TS Rookie Posts: 572

    It's illegal and so breaks Techspot posting rules. So no-one will help now we know it's confirmed illegal by you.
  5. Jayb118

    Jayb118 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    Okey then fair enough lol, cheers anyways.
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