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Installing Windows
Ryan Hobbs
Ryan Hobbs
Posted 2009-08-24 14:23
I am trying to install Windows on my mac via bootcamp, with a Windows Xp Home Edition Upgrade CD with SP2. So when it gets to the blue Windows installation screen it asks for a Previous edition WIndows disk to ensure I'm liable to install windows or something. I have a Windows 95 disc because it was really cheap, and it is on the list of Disks it wants, but the only problem is I can't eject the Windows XP Home Edition cd to insert the Windows 95 disc. I tried holding down the eject button, holding down the mouse button, nothing works. Is there any way to eject the disc? Also, if i do manage to get it in, will it install Windows 95 on my mac or can i use the Windows XP disc to make it windows xp on the mac?
Noah Gibbs
Noah Gibbs
Posted 2009-08-24 15:23
Try installing windows 95 then insert the windows xp disk once windows 95 is fully installed. Then it may not ask you to insert a previous version.
Ryan Hobbs
Ryan Hobbs
Posted 2009-08-24 16:53
I tried that, but you know when it says start installation on boot camp assistant, i inserted the windows 95 disc and it said the installation disc could not be found
Noah Gibbs
Noah Gibbs
Posted 2009-08-24 17:37
Your windows 95 disc maybe corrupted. You may need a replacement.
Sam!
Sam! Mystical Exalted Nigh-invincible Supreme Raging Atomic Dragon Turbo Chief Senior Advocate
Posted 2009-08-24 21:33
Lets just say windows 95  has a high chance to be incompatible with bootcamp

As bootcamp drivers are mainly developed for windows xp ,vista and seven , your best bet of using the oldest windows system is windows 2000

But other than that , i do not think that ,even if you install windows 95 ,you would be able to upgrade.
The architecture of the system is just to different
Windows 95 is mainly like a gui shell for ms dos
while windows xp is a whole new system based on windows nt

Therefore making upgrade very improbable ..

Your windows 95 might not even start on your mac , as win95 does not support modern hardware.
So best way to get bootcamp running?
Get a xp installtion cd.

If you have a valid and legal cd key go get one from msdn site
Ryan Hobbs
Ryan Hobbs
Posted 2009-08-25 11:31
Noah Gibbs
Noah Gibbs
Posted 2009-08-25 11:43
You don't have to pay for SP2, it's one of the free updates. In fact there is a SP3.
Sam!
Sam! Mystical Exalted Nigh-invincible Supreme Raging Atomic Dragon Turbo Chief Senior Advocate
Posted 2009-08-26 07:31
You cant really upgrade from windows 95

It would work find if you get the windows xp installtion cd..

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