daltom
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Can I use the Windows restore disk to install windows on the Mac and then run Fusion?

I have a Windows XP restoration disk from a Dell computer I bought a few years ago. I don't believe it is SP2 updated. Any chance this will work if installed on my Mac, or do I need to buy a new Windows XP SP2 disk to do this right? Pretty sure that Boot Camp specifically wants SP2, but I'd be curious if anyone has successfully used a windows restoration disk to successfully run windows on the Mac (and then update for SP2 after install), and/or was also able to run Fusion afterward.

Thanks.

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WoodyZ
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I have a Windows XP restoration disk from a Dell computer I bought a few years ago.

Aside from the fact that you would be running an illegal copy, in this case, if you use the Dell OEM XP Disc I doubt it would work anyway because Dell usually configures their OEM Discs to validate against Dell Hardware and as such the install should fail!

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daltom
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thanks, that's helpful.

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