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If you've upgraded to an Intel Mac, and you're wondering how to get value out of the Windows XP license you purchased with your now-obsolete copy of VirtualPC, here's how: You can convert your version of XP into a bootable XP CD-ROM with integrated Service Pack 2 to meet Bootcamp's requirements. You'll need to do this on a Windows PC (it may work in Parallels Workstation, but I'm not sure).

First, download Windows XP Service pack 2 from Microsoft's website. Then follow the instruction on this website to create the bootable CD. The "i386" folder that the instructions refer to are on the second VirtualPC CD. Just copy that folder to the location indicated in the instructions. Be sure to follow the instructions for "slipstreaming" Service Pack 2.

When finished, you'll have a bootable XP installation CD that will work with the license code provided with Virtual PC.

[robg adds: I can't test this one...]
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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: n9yty on May 31, '06 01:58:13PM

This works great, I did it a few weeks ago, but I have not yet given the devil his due... Has anyone tried to actually activate it with Microsoft? I'm just playing so I don't care if I have to blow it away in a month when it requires activation.



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for Japanese people who arrived here at last,
Authored by: sgkz on Dec 07, '06 03:00:32AM
I got a success with small modifications on "Bart's way to..".
I have Virtual PC for Mac ver6.1 (Japanese) came with WinXP (with no SP applied).
1. I found "I386" folder in the 3rd disc. Don't forget to rename the folder to "i386", after copying to HDD.
2. Japanese Windows SP2 patch program has totally different name.
Refer to
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/900871
3. The SP2 patch program runs only on WinXP.
I first tried on win2000, but failed in file merging process.

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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: Craigriver on Jul 25, '07 01:51:36PM
In case you've tried the link for instructions on slipstreaming and had no luck, here is another set of instructions at the following website: http://www.theeldergeek.com/slipstreamed_xpsp2_cd.htm

I have just acquired Virtual PC 6.1 and am attempting to slip stream from XP Pro to SP2. I think this is the original XP Pro, so I'll need to slipstream SP1 first, then SP2.

My questions are: Has anyone successfully done this with VPC 6.1? The other question is; Do I need to put in the intervening rollup of XP prior to SP2? Or? Can I just install SP2 without the rollup?, which is much more involved.

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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: wm on May 31, '06 02:01:31PM

I'm pretty sure the Windows XP CDs included with VPC 7 already had SP2, so if you bought XP with VPC 7 this shouldn't be an issue.

On a related note, can anyone tell me what I would have to do in terms of activation or whatever to uninstall XP from VPC and install it on an Intel Mac for use with Boot Camp (or maybe Parallels)? I'm guessing I'd have to call up MS; would they hassle me at all for trying to do this with a copy of XP that was sold for use with VPC?



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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: wm on May 31, '06 02:03:53PM

Oops. Sorry for the duplicate question. The above post wasn't there when I hit Reply--look at the time stamps! :-)



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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: LATB on Jun 04, '06 07:20:11PM

regarding VPC7 and SP2: I needed to do the SP2 upgrade (just download a 250MB or so executable and run a command, as given in the recipe).

I tried once without doing the SP2 upgrade first, and got stuck with the installer asking to insert the "SP2 disk in drive A" (this was with Parallel).

No problem to apply the SP2 upgrade (I just wasted burning a CD-R that now will make another nice coaster).

regarding the question of activation, I did that (over the internet) and so far got no problem.

Cheers, LatB



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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: LATB on Jun 04, '06 07:13:32PM

I created the Windows boot disk following the recipe, and it worked just great. This was with VPC7, I needed to get the i386 files from the white CD ("additional windows files").

I have been using the CD with Parallel -- it's up and running now.

Thanks for this great tip that saved me quite a bit of money!

Cheers, LatB



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Can't view contents of CD's
Authored by: macubergeek on Jun 07, '06 05:33:40AM

Ok maybe I'm just Winders challenged but when I stick the XP disks into my pc at work I can't view the contents.
What am I doing wrong here?



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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: af_weeks on Jun 20, '06 11:02:25AM

I got this to work, but needed some extra info, so I'm sharing.

I was able to do this entire process using Windows 2000 on Parallels. Worked fine, and if you're installing XP on Parallels from this process, simply use the created ISO image at the end, and do not bother burning the disk. The ISO should actually install XP far faster.

It is indeed true that the copy of XP included in VPC 7 already includes SP2, so you can skip the download of that and the slipstream process. My question during the process was where to find the win51ip.sp2 file they said was required??? All you need to do is open Notepad and then save the blank file as win51ip.sp2 in the directory above i386 (the Files directory).

After that, run the command from the instructions to create the ISO image. The ISO image should appear in your user directory's Temp folder under Local Settings. It will be called bcd.iso by default, and that's fine. No need to change the name.

Also, my copy of XP, which had been used many times on VPC 7 prior, activated without a hitch.



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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: LeRoy Wong on Jun 23, '06 10:47:03PM

Thanks for your tips on this. I also wanted to add that I386 is actually on "Additional Windows System Files" and NOT Installation CD2.

And when you use notepad to create the file, make sure you DO NOT save it as text. This screwed up the CD I burned as it ended up reading as win51ip.sp2.txt on the Mac but it didn't show as that on a PC.



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Questions
Authored by: archtool on Jul 19, '06 04:12:22PM

I'm a longtime Mac user and know little about windows. I've Virtual PC 7 with XP SP2 and have read through these posts a half dozen times trying it myself at this end but always ending with the message at the dos prompt "No boot device available. press Enter to continue." Nothing happens when I hit Enter.

I did this with an image file created of the white VPC xp_sp2 disc using the Parallels Image Tool. I told it to boot from CD and under CD options I pointed it to actually boot from the iso image on the hard drive. Still it does not recognized XP and start installing. It keeps returning to "No boot device available. press Enter to continue."

What should I be doing to make this work?

Thanks!

David



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Questions
Authored by: archtool on Jul 19, '06 05:41:29PM

Is there any way to get this to work from a Mac? Perhaps that's the problem, I don't have a PC, thus my need for parallels. Will this technique just not work from a Mac? I created an iso from the tool that comes with Parallels. Will this work?

David



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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: tobyj on Jul 24, '06 01:53:12PM

I've tried to do this using the i386 folder on disk 2 of the XP Home install that came with VPC version 6, but no luck. The SP2 slipstream process fails--says files needed to do the integration are missing. If I make an image with bcd without the SP2 files, it completes, but if I try to run the installer using that completed image, it asks me to put a copy of XP Home Service Pack 1 (???) in the drive to continue, which obviously I don't have. I assume it wants some other kind of win5lic file, but where do I get it and call it?

Thanks,
Toby



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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: tobyj on Jul 24, '06 04:49:47PM

Never mind the previous. I got the slipstream to work--I had been putting a space between the -s switch and the path, but without the space SP2 applied just fine, and then my ISO image worked perfectly to install XP home on parallels and the activation went without a hitch as well. Hallelujah! Don't need to buy another copy of Windows to use now that Virtual PC is obsolete! Many thanks! T



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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: sjonke on Aug 04, '06 10:54:08AM

I have VPC7 with XP Pro. The second VPC CD only contains a file called "Windows XP Professional.vhd.002.zip" which presumably contains the "386" folder, except that when I uncompress it (on my Mac) I just end up with a file called Windows XP Professional.vhd.002 that I then can't seem to do anything with. ???

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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: sjonke on Aug 22, '06 10:19:45AM

I should have posted this a while ago, but as it turns out the XP Pro version of VPC7 (as opposed to XP Home) has a 3rd CD, and it is the 3rd CD that contains the noted 386 folder. I had misplaced that CD, but eventually found it. It is labeled "Additional Windows System Files" and is white. Also worth note is that I didn't bother to do the slipstreaming of SP2 since it is included as noted by af_weeks. I created the empty file he noted and that worked like a charm. I was able to authenticate my copy of XP after the install. It worked great!

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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Parallels
Authored by: lworley214 on Aug 26, '06 11:46:34PM

Okay, I have read, re-read, and performed the actions describes... I have a .ISO image file of my Virtual PC wunning Win XP SP2. But, can anyone tell me what's next for Parallels Workstation? One can't say the user docs ar very helpful if you have a problem. :-) I created a virtual machine in Parallels, and need to install XP using the image file. Whether the image is on a CD or just in a directory, I get a boot error when starting the VM in Parallels. Anyone have any ideas? They would be much appreciated.



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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Parallels
Authored by: ifor on Sep 10, '06 11:06:09AM

I've got to exactly the same point as you did. Did you solve it?



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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Parallels -- The Answer!
Authored by: SPritikin on Apr 22, '07 06:29:32PM
Here's the bummer of a problem that busts your high with your new intel duo mac.

The new intel core duo 2 mac will not run Virtual PC 7. Microsoft verifies this on their website.

Here's the upside! Do not buy a new Windows XP or Widows XP Pro if you already have it in Virtual PC 7. You can still use it!

I have found the answer of installing Windows XP Pro from Virtual PC 7 for Mac into Parallels. It's as simple as using Parallels "Transporter"which is part of Parallels Desktop For Mac. It's all about migration.

Whew, it has been a long haul. I appreciate all of the technical advice for Bootcamp, however nothing resolved the simple issue for Parallels and the intel mac.

Either you can use your old virtual pc document (windows XP Pro or whatever you called it) from your previous Mac (Power PC, G4) or create an entire new one to save space so you can burn it to a a DVD. If you do create a new one do not add the virtual pc additions that it will eventually ask during install & restart. You won't need them any way.

The Virtual PC file is in the folder Virtual PC List under documents.

Simple, here we go....

1. Burn the Virtual PC document file from your old Mac onto a DVD. Do not make a disc image. Just burn the file.

2. On the intel core duo 2 mac, import it via Parallels "Transporter."

3. It will ask you what type of file, just click continue.

4. Transporter will do all the rest.

5. Follow the simple prompts.

So simple. No problem importing either an old Virtual PC or a brand new Virtual PC into Parallels for the intel duo macbook pro, macbook...

This link with info helped me immensely to solve the puzzle:

http://www.innerexception.com/2007/02/using-parallels-transporter-to-migrate.html

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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: dmelton on Sep 06, '06 01:48:54PM

I created the boot disk from VPC7, and got window to start the install. But when it got to the activation, I imputed my product key (right off the original box) it would not except it.

Is there something in creating the boot disk which will cause this?

Any other reason why it would not accept the product key?

thanks,



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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: prwiding on Sep 07, '06 05:28:06AM

I slipstreamed a version of XP SP1 from an older Dell Dimension 1800, and NONE of the product keys from that or another machine would activate the XP under Parallels. An XP Product Key is tracked by Microsoft's "Activation Server". After some number of installs, the product key "expires". I had to go through about 3 hours of "Telephone Activation" before Microsoft support realized that I had a legitimate copy and an expired product key. Get ready to copy down 54 digits. The final process I had required downloading programs sent by an MS tech to "fix" my copy under Parallels. But its working slick now....



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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: ifor on Sep 08, '06 01:25:02PM

I've got lost when I get to the bit about opening the command prompt and creating the ISO image. Can you talk me through this please?



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Use Windows XP from Parallels with Boot Camp
Authored by: bs98909 on Sep 16, '06 09:22:19AM

My dream would be to have the Parallels package be able to boot and run off of the BootCamp XP partition.

I have bootcamp loaded and installed all the licensed software and I see no sence to repeat it all for Parallel.

My goal is to have one XP environment that I can run simultaniously with MacOS in basically 2D mode. Then boot BootCamp for anything that requires 3D, like photos and games.



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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: tylonius on Sep 18, '06 07:43:36AM

Brilliant!

I had recently purchased VirtualPC for my G5 iMac, with my hardware upgrade in mind. Then I bought my new MacBook, I was kicking myself at the thought of having to buy another copy of Windows, when I saw this post.

It worked like a charm.

I did get hung up on the win51ip.sp2 and win51ic.spc2 files being ignored, because they were actually .txt files, but another helpful poster solved that one for me as well.

Thank you! Thank you!



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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: JOBU_GORE on Sep 25, '06 08:58:22PM

Hi Everyone,

I've got a single disk version of Virtual PC 7. It did not come with a second 'Additional System Files' disk which you all refer to as having the i386 folder on. I've explored the disk (using apps like IsoBuster and windows explorer), but can't find the i386 folder needed to create the bootable Win XP disk as per the instructions. It just shows all the virtual pc software files. It must be a partitioned disk, but I can't read the other partition with all the windows files... I've tried it on a Mac and PC... Can anyone offer any help with this? It would be most appreciated!

Cheers!



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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: slippy17142 on Jan 03, '07 07:46:01AM

I have a single disc version f virtual pc7 and I have searched the CD for the i386 folder and cannot find it. Does anyone know how to extract it from the CD or where it can be found? Or, can an i386 from another copy of XP be used with my pass key from VPC7? Please Help?

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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: dvh on Sep 26, '06 07:24:24PM

Here's a question... I purchased a full retail version of XP Pro SP2 which I will be installing on a MacBook either with BootCamp or Parallels.

Later I will be trading up my iMac G5 to the intel version and "retiring" the Virtual PC w/XP Pro on that computer.

Since I have a legit XP Pro install CD - will I be able to use my VPC XP registration number to install / activate XP with it?

Seems like it should be legit and work - anyone tried this?



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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: kerasmus on Apr 26, '07 05:02:07AM

I don't know if it would work, but it is not "legit." There are two kinds of Wndows licenses, OEM licenses that are tied to a specific computer and "retail" licenses that can legally be moved from one computer to another. There is a significant price difference between the two types.

Unfortunately, the Windows XP that comes with VPC 7 has an OEM license that is tied to VPC itself. You didn't pay for a retail license, so you don't have a legal right to move your OEM license from VPC to another computer (or Parallels).

There may be some moral grey area, since you and I bought this copy of Win XP with the intent of legally being able to move it from one Macintosh computer to another, and that's all we are doing here. But it is not legal, and anyone doing any of the hints presented in this thread should be aware of that.



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More help to Windows challenged
Authored by: frodoagogo on Oct 07, '06 09:44:58AM

Thanks for this. it was a great help. Thanks to af_weeks for his extra hints. I thought I'd add some more hints to those of us who are windows challanged to get this done.

1) make sure the PC you use to create this disk has a recordable cd driver. It's difficult for us windows challenged to create a bootable cd from an iso file. Let this program do it's job automatically. if you don't have access to a PC w/recordable cd drive, go to an internet cafe that has one.

2) Create a new folder at the main hard drive level, this could be c: or could be named d: Bart uses d: in all instructions, so if your PC's hard drive is c: you have to change all of Bart's d:'s to c:'s

Skip steps 4,5,&6 of Barts instructions. Virtual PC 7 does have the service pack 2 installed so you can skip the instructions for installing that.

af_weeks advice on creating your own file win51ip.sp2 is great, but remember to name it win51ip.sp2 . If you use wordpad to create it - save it as a text file, then after it's saved, remove the extra .txt part - ie wordpad will name it win51ip.sp2.txt - change the name to win51ip.sp2 (again this file is blank - just a space holder.)

To get to the command level, go to the lower left hand side of the screen on the PC click start and select RUN then type in "CMD" this will bring up the Command level that you can put in the step 8. you must change directories to the bcd file you created. To Change Directories (cd) just type "CD .." to back up one level you can continue this until you reach the root (maybe c: or d:) then you can type "cd bcd" to go down to your file - or simply just type "cd c:" +backslash (- can be created by holding down the ALT key while typing 9 then 2 then release the ALT key) +"bcd" (note: for some reason I can't type backslash here in the post section - cd:/bcd but use a backslash instead of forward slash.

Whew. this is how it worked for me. good luck to everyone else



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More re: VPC and Parallels
Authored by: medmagic on Oct 23, '06 10:54:13AM

New here, and would like to make this even more complicated :-)
I own VPC 5.0 with Windows XP Home. I also own VPC 7.0 upgrade version. I now own a new MacBook Pro. I'd love to be able to use my XP Home via Parallels on this machine. Do I need to do anything different to create the usable XP Home CD? I don't have a PC, but I have a Kinko's down the street that does :-)



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More re: VPC and Parallels
Authored by: morespace54 on Nov 13, '06 01:40:32PM

I'm not (totally) sure but I think you need the XP "Pro" version (instead of the "Home" version), at least for Bootcamp... I don't know for Parallel 'tho...



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More help to Windows challenged
Authored by: IowaMac on Nov 13, '06 04:12:04AM

Can anyone tell me exactly which files end up on the CD? I went through the process in VPC7--everything seemed to be going well, except that VPC couldn't seem to find a recordable device to record the cd. So I simply dragged and dropped the bsd.ios file onto a CD in the Mac Finder. This worked, but bootcamp couldn't load the Windows system with only this file on the CD. Does anyone know what other files are needed?



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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp - What Next?
Authored by: bll77 on Oct 10, '06 01:24:35PM

Hi --
Created disk easily Thanks very much!!!!

Guess this comes under "give them books to read and they eat the pages!!"

Now that disk is done and I have VPC7 with Win XP Home. Where do I use this boot disk at in the process? Do I call a file from the boot CD at a Mac command prompt or does this go in CD Drive when Parrells or Boot Camp calls for Windows Install CD's?

Thanks -- BLL



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Slipstreaming without a PC.
Authored by: allenhuffman on Nov 08, '06 10:28:46PM

My problem was: how do I do this without a PC? As it turns out, I could have done it by booting in to XP from my PBG4 under VirtualPC. The instructions on Bart's page (slipstream) worked very easily.

But, note that they require a Win 2000/XP type OS -- the Win98 I've been using for years would not run the 'bcd' utility to make the ISO image. So, I actually ended up downloading the Microsoft Vista eval and using it under Parallels. Just another options.

After it created the bcd.iso file, I copied that over to the Mac and burned it using Disk Util.

The .spX file was my snag -- my first CD did not work (missing the file, asked for A:) which was a puzzler since my VPC XP already had SP2. So, now I'm trying the tip given above in a reply about just making a file with that name, and we'll see if that goes.

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Slipstreaming without a PC.
Authored by: Joey inthe Andes on Dec 09, '07 01:12:13PM

Sorry to be a bother so late in the game. Did anyone ever tell you how to do this?
I'm trying to us XP from VPC7 with vmware fushion.

Any ideas? I'm a new mac user and with all these posts I'm really confused.



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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: IowaMac on Nov 13, '06 04:34:24AM

Can anyone tell me exactly which files are supposed to end up on the CD? I went through the process in VPC7--everything seemed to be going well, except that VPC couldn't find a recordable device to record the cd. So I simply dragged and dropped the bsd.ios file onto a CD in the Mac Finder. This worked, but bootcamp couldn't load the Windows system with only this file on the CD. Does anyone know what other files are needed?



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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: slindsay24 on Nov 16, '06 02:49:34PM

I have the bcd.iso image, however I can't find it in VPC in order to get into OSX so that I can burn it onto a disk. Any hints or suggestions. Thanks.



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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: yoshodi on Nov 27, '06 08:52:44AM

Big problems. I tried to follow the directions for creating the bootable CD. But can it really fit on a CD. I borrowed a friend's PC to do this and CMD prompt did all it had to and stops at the record phase of the program. I thought I could find where the file it created was saved and put it on my USB key (4GB) to burn the CD on my MAC but one of the things I LOVED about PC happened, I couldn't find the bloody file. Where is it? Does it erase the file the error for burning ends the burn process?

Does this fit on a CD? I thought I saw that it said the file was over 2000 MB big which means it will never fit on a CD. What did I do wrong?

Help.

I also noticed as someone mentioned above the CD2 of the Virtual PC CD had a zip file. I unzipped it and this is what I put in the XPPRO files folder. Is that right? Will it find the i386 stuff it needs - is that the only reason to use this zip file because wouldn't I be able to just copy the i386 file from my friend's PC? Where is the XP exe file located?

Sorry for all the questions but I hope someone can help.



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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: yoshodi on Dec 03, '06 02:10:20AM

Big problems. I tried to follow the directions for creating the bootable CD. But can it really fit on a CD. I borrowed a friend's PC to do this and CMD prompt did all it had to and stops at the record phase of the program. I thought I could find where the file it created was saved and put it on my USB key (4GB) to burn the CD on my MAC but one of the things I LOVED about PC happened, I couldn't find the bloody file. Where is it? Does it erase the file the error for burning ends the burn process?

Does this fit on a CD? I thought I saw that it said the file was over 2000 MB big which means it will never fit on a CD. What did I do wrong?

Help.

I also noticed as someone mentioned above the CD2 of the Virtual PC CD had a zip file. I unzipped it and this is what I put in the XPPRO files folder. Is that right? Will it find the i386 stuff it needs - is that the only reason to use this zip file because wouldn't I be able to just copy the i386 file from my friend's PC? Where is the XP exe file located?

Sorry for all the questions but I hope someone can help.



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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: magicj on Dec 03, '06 02:29:52PM

You must be logged in as an administrator. If you are logged in as a non-admin user and authenticate in Boot Camp the Windows install disk will NOT be reconized. I burned up about a dozen CDs trying to get one to work before I discovered this!



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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: boathop on Dec 03, '06 04:34:31PM

I have VPC 6.1 with XP Pro and followed the instructions.

When unpacking the sp2 update, it showed itself copying the files to a temp c:\ folder. The win51 and win51ip files were already in the files folder (there are no extentions to these files)

When booting with boot camp, the install starts, but then it asks for SP1 CD, so i am stuck.

I tried renaming the win51ip file to win51.sp2, but then dcd won't create the iso.

Does anyone have any ideas?



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Some more hints for Virtual PC users
Authored by: rbaker on Dec 28, '06 12:06:13AM

OK - thanks to everyone for posting their hints. They all helped. Here are some more hints I hope will help. Some of you have not used the correct names for the win51ic.sp2 and win51ip.sp2 files. Some of you deleted/renamed the files that were there, that had similar names - don't do that. Create two new files - you can do this by just duplicating the files that are alreay in that directory (Files).

I used Virtual PC to create the folders and create the bcd.iso image.
The BCD command spits out an ISO image when it can't find a burner.
Had to go into Control Panel, Folders, show Hidden Files. The bcd.iso File was hard to find - in a directory called Local Settings, which is hidden by default.

Copy the bcd.iso file to a folder that is shared with the Mac (you can do this in the Virtual PC app - just create a shared folder, it even shows up in real time in Windows XP - so you don't have to exit to do this. Go to the PC Folder->PC Settings to do this.)
To copy over the file using Firewire, shutdown the Mac running Virtual PC (which now has the bcd.iso image in that shared folder with the PC).
Reboot the Mac holding down the t key - this puts it into Target Disk Mode, and makes it act like a FireWire disk drive.
Connect a Firewire cable between the Mac and the Intel-based Mac (the one running Parallels, of course) and copy the file over to the Intel Mac. You could also do this over the network using file sharing, but this is the fastest way to copy 400MB+ of data. I put my bcd.iso file on the desktop.

I'll try to remember this correctly: Launch Parallels - select express install.
Enter in Product key for windows (located on back of VirtualPC dvd case).
When asked, choose to use an ISO image instead of a CD, and locate the bcd.iso that is now copied over to the Intel Mac.
After that, everything seemed to work.
Windows (XP Home in this case) looks strange - there are no icons on the desktop except for Parallels. Double click that and you have access to your whole machine - I simply went to the programs folder and created a shortcut for IE and put it on the desktop.
My copy of windows, though is NOT activated, so we'll see what happens when I try to do that. Shouldn't be a problem, since I really do own this copy of Windows XP.
Man, I hate windows! I went through all of this trouble just to use charting software from investors.com. Apparently, they've not heard of java.

By the way, I tried using the new Parallels Transporter (available with beta) to migrate over my virtual PC image, so I could ostensibly avoid all this hassle - but this just froze on boot in Parallels. And I couldn't use BootCamp at that point because I've already partitioned my drive.

Anyway, Thank you all for the info you've contributed - I hope I've helped some others as well.



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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: slippy17142 on Jan 03, '07 07:47:36AM

I have a single disc version f virtual pc7 and I have searched the CD for the i386 folder and cannot find it. Does anyone know how to extract it from the CD or where it can be found? Or, can an i386 from another copy of XP be used with my pass key from VPC7? Please Help?

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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: cgsgos on Jan 08, '07 10:49:14AM

I put the file pqackage together, all tghe comments were very helpfull. Now that I want to "run" it on the PC using "RUN" in the "Start" manue, the only result I get is a list of the files and folders in the BCD package, but no image file. Anybody has any ideas whats wrong?
Thanks for yiour comments
cgsgos



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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: slippy17142 on Jan 08, '07 12:02:38PM

you have to use the "run" command in the ms-dos prompt right after the package is made-not the "start, run" item in the start menu. Hope this helps.

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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: oldpbg415guy on Jan 24, '07 01:55:25PM

Try typing in "bcd wxphome" using the Command Line Prompt--this would be the equivalent of the MS-DOS screen in Win 98. You have to change directories to where your bcd folder is located. For example, the Command Line Prompt screen starts on the C:\ drive usually. If your bcd folder is on the X:\ drive, then type "x:" to change to that drive. Then type "cd bcd" to enter your bcd folder on that drive. To view the directories on a particular drive, type "dir /w" to view the directory contents.



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Can't finish installation with my bcd.iso file
Authored by: oldpbg415guy on Jan 24, '07 02:03:25PM

I have tried to burn several bcd.iso files to install Win XP Home on my version of Parallels, but I keep getting the "insert Win XP Second Ed disc into drive A:" each time I enter installation.

I've created both a win51ip.sp2 and a win51ic.sp2 file as described previously. I've made sure (In Mac OS X) that each of these files does NOT have a .txt attached. I placed both these files in the folder: \bcd\cds\winxphome\files before creating the bcd.iso file in Virtual PC/Win XP Home on my Powerbook.
I then copied the bcd.iso to my wife's new Macbook and told Parallels to use this image file.

Is it a problem that I also have this folder: \bcd\cds\winxppro?
I do get some sort of error during the bcd process that says it can't create an ISO 9099 or something compatible file without the "roadie" attachment or something. I assumed that was not a problem.



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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: dalym on Jan 28, '07 06:29:27PM
Does anyone have the content of the link from the original post (http://www.nu2.nu/bootcd/wxp/)? The page is currently blank... at least I can't view the content in either Safari or Firefox...

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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: mstutz on Feb 11, '07 05:56:13AM

Did you get any reply on this or - even better - the content of this site? I'm interested in the same content.

Thanks.



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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: mzajac on Feb 12, '07 02:21:47PM
You can find the contents of that page at archive.org, at the moment. Direct link:

http://web.archive.org/web/20060423205959/http://www.nu2.nu/bootcd/wxp/

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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: kironin on Feb 15, '07 04:31:15PM
I had planned to do this for a while but I my VPC7 upgrade was always flaky and my VPC 6 was chugging along on my old 867 TiG4 well enough for me to use the one program I needed to run to work on XP SP1 for me to procrastinate hunting down a friend willing to lend me his PC. That program has been upgraded and now I really need SP2 with updated .NET framework at a decent speed on my macbook.

For anyone who has pracrastinated this long you might want to just call microsoft like I did and request a replacement disk of XP SP2. I was surprised. It was actually quite easy. Cost me a total $28 including shipping.

check here for the info on contacting MS

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=326246

phone numbers are about halfway down the page.



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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Parallels -- The Answer!
Authored by: SPritikin on Apr 22, '07 06:43:44PM
Here's the bummer of a problem that busts your high with your new intel duo mac.

The new intel core duo 2 mac will not run Virtual PC 7. Microsoft verifies this on their website.

Here's the upside! Do not buy a new Windows XP or Widows XP Pro if you already have it in Virtual PC 7. You can still use it!

I have found the answer of installing Windows XP Pro from Virtual PC 7 for Mac into Parallels. It's as simple as using Parallels "Transporter"which is part of Parallels Desktop For Mac. It's all about migration.

Whew, it has been a long haul. I appreciate all of the technical advice for Bootcamp, however nothing resolved the simple issue for Parallels and the intel mac.

Either you can use your old virtual pc document (windows XP Pro or whatever you called it) from your previous Mac (Power PC, G4) or create an entire new one to save space so you can burn it to a a DVD. If you do create a new one do not add the virtual pc additions that it will eventually ask during install & restart. You won't need them any way.

The Virtual PC file is in the folder Virtual PC List under documents.

Simple, here we go....

1. Burn the Virtual PC document file from your old Mac onto a DVD. Do not make a disc image. Just burn the file.

2. On the intel core duo 2 mac, import it via Parallels "Transporter."

3. It will ask you what type of file, just click continue.

4. Transporter will do all the rest.

5. Follow the simple prompts.

So simple. No problem importing either an old Virtual PC or a brand new Virtual PC into Parallels for the intel duo macbook pro, macbook...

This link with info helped me immensely to solve the puzzle:

http://www.innerexception.com/2007/02/using-parallels-transporter-to-migrate.html

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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Parallels - The Answer
Authored by: SPritikin on Apr 22, '07 07:01:15PM
Here's the bummer of a problem that busts your high with your new intel duo mac.

The new intel core duo 2 mac will not run Virtual PC 7. Microsoft verifies this on their website.

Here's the upside! Do not buy a new Windows XP or Widows XP Pro if you already have it in Virtual PC 7. You can still use it!

I have found the answer of installing Windows XP Pro from Virtual PC 7 for Mac into Parallels. It's as simple as using Parallels "Transporter"which is part of Parallels Desktop For Mac. It's all about migration.

Whew, it has been a long haul. I appreciate all of the technical advice for Bootcamp, however nothing resolved the simple issue for Parallels and the intel mac.

Either you can use your old virtual pc document (windows XP Pro or whatever you called it) from your previous Mac (Power PC, G4) or create an entire new one to save space so you can burn it to a a DVD. If you do create a new one do not add the virtual pc additions that it will eventually ask during install & restart. You won't need them any way.

The Virtual PC file is in the folder Virtual PC List under documents.

Simple, here we go....

1. Burn the Virtual PC document file from your old Mac onto a DVD. Do not make a disc image. Just burn the file.

2. On the intel core duo 2 mac, import it via Parallels "Transporter."

3. It will ask you what type of file, just click continue.

4. Transporter will do all the rest.

5. Follow the simple prompts.

So simple. No problem importing either an old Virtual PC or a brand new Virtual PC into Parallels for the intel duo macbook pro, macbook...

This link with info helped me immensely to solve the puzzle:

http://www.innerexception.com/2007/02/using-parallels-transporter-to-migrate.html

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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: robosapien on May 02, '07 02:10:48AM

How do you activate the Windows XP VPC key when is only an OEM license? Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Thanks!



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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: jsfitz22 on Jun 10, '07 07:51:34PM

I just wanted to thank everyone who helped above - thank you! I was able to get this to work yesterday (took two tries) using VPC and sucessfully installed and validated boot camp and WXP Pro - now if I can just get my previous version of Office 2003 recognized by office updates, I will be all set!

Thanks again - much appreciated.



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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC
Authored by: mfavazza on Aug 11, '07 06:00:04PM

This worked for me.

I originally bought Parallels 3 and installed it only to find out it won't import my Virtual PC 7 file. So this means I own keys to both Windows XP Pro and VPC7 but can't use them.

It turns out that Parallels 2.5 transporter imports VPC7 files - so I downloaded Parallels 2.5 from versiontracker.com, I re-installed it over my 3.0 installation and used transporter to import VPC7 file.

When it asked me for the key for Parallels I had to get a temporary key from the Parallels site which was fast and easy. I couldn't use my 3.0 key for 2.5. So at this point I have Parallels 2.5 working. I used transporter to import my VPC7 file and it worked just fine - right from my documents folder on the same machine. It took awhile.

Then I re-installed my Parallels 3.0 software on top of all of this. It worked fine. I'm up and running with my existing VPC environment. I thought it was a little odd that it didn't ask me for my 3.0 key. So either it was there from my first installation or there's a bug. Either way I'm up and running. Good luck!





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win51ic and win51ip naming and placing question
Authored by: smurfk1 on Aug 23, '07 11:51:15AM

I have tried several times to get a working boot disk from my Virtual PC WinXP with no luck.

I have created a boot disk, but it isn't seeing the Service Pack 2 items, so when I try to install it asks me to insert the disk into drive A.

I know that the win51ic and win51ip files are the key, based on this quote from Bart's site:


"If you're Windows XP files are already "slipstreamed" with a service pack you must also copy the win51ic.SPx or win51ip.SPx file.
This will prevent the CD asking "put the SPx CD into drive A:" during install."

My problem is twofold - what should the files be named and where should they be placed?

I've tried naming the files win51ic.spx and win51ip.spx and win51ic.sp2 and win51ip.sp2, based on Bart's example and others found on this site.

I notice that one of these files already exists without an extension at all, so I'm wondering if I should try that. The files are both blank notepad files and yes, the .txt ending has been removed.

As for where to put the files, I've tried both here:

C:\bcd\cds\wxppro\files

and here:

C:\bcd\cds\wxppro\files\I386

I'm pretty sure the first location is correct, but I'm starting to pull my hair our over this, so any help would be nice.

Thanks!



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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Parall
Authored by: rweller on Sep 18, '07 01:07:27PM

Here's what I did:

1. Extract Windows XP Professional.vhd.001 from VPC7 Installation CD 1 (Show contents of VPC installer to find this)

2. Copy Windows XP Professional.vhd.002 from VPC7 Installation CD 1

3. Concatenate them to Windows XP Professional.vhd, using Split and Concat, or the cat command.

4. Run Parallels Transporter to move "Single disk" into Parallels. Make bootable (My xp was version 5.1, build 2600, SP2)

5. Open the resulting virtual HD using parallels desktop, and run Windows XP setup, etc.

bW



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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Parallels
Authored by: rweller on Sep 18, '07 09:59:52PM

Messed up subject. Sorry.



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win51ic and win51ip naming and placing question
Authored by: amigasteve on Nov 03, '07 10:49:39AM
Here's an answer to your question and an update on the entire process.

Bart's instructions can now be found here: http://www.nu2.nu/bootcd/#wxp

Follow steps 1 through 3.
By default I found I already had files win51 and win51ip in the files directory. I did a copy of win51ip and pasted 3 new copies in the same location. These I re-named win51ic, win51ip.sp2 and win51ic.sp2
I don't know if all these are necessary, but it works.
(Note Bart talks a lot about SP1 due to the age of this procedure. For our purposes SP2 is what we need)
In Step 3 you will find the i386 folder on the Virtual PC disk 3, Additional Windows System files. If you don't have 3 Virtual PC disks you probably don't have the version that came with XP (labelled "With Windows XP Professional" on the discs themselves). In this cae you'll need to acquire your own Win XP system disc.

Skip steps 4 through 7.

Complete step 8 and your new CD will eject ready for use.

Note: in step 1 the link to the winaspi32.dll file (http://www.nero.com/nero6/eng/WNASPI32.DLL.html) no longer exists. Since I already had Nero installed on the PC I was using I was able to search for and find the file and copy it to the specified location. You may need to download and install Nero to find your own copy.

Return to the Mac and start Bootcamp assistant. Select the option to proceed with installation and insert the CD in the drive.

Disclaimer: I did the above on a "real" windows PC, if you try it in Virtual PC YMMV.

hth,
Steve

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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: thebookdoc on Dec 23, '07 06:45:19AM
Just starting this now so it might be handy to do a blow-by blow...I have Virtual PC V.7 with Windows XP Pro (SP2). I have a Mac Pro desktop and can only set up the CD on a PC I use at work. I will narrate complete with mistakes [Note: this starts with a mistake]

First, the URL for the site seems to be incorrect.

http://www.nu2.nu/bootcd/wxp

That is what is working for me right now anyway.

Couldn't find the .dll on the link provided, so downloaded it from here:

http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?wnaspi32

I extracted and updated files...Not really clear why we need two downloads for the same folder...

And now we move a third folder to the package...Might it be easier to have these all in one??

Wait [Note: found mistake], realized there had to be another page -- looked around and found the right URL, starting again using the following URL:

http://www.nu2.nu/bootcd/#wxp

1. Created a new folder and extracted the BCD fresh.
2. Copied the wnaspi fresh to the new extraction.
3. Extracted the wxp10.zip into the bcd
4. Copied the I386 folder to the wxppro\files folder (from the WHITE CD in the package.
5. Copied the win51ip, and duplicated it twice, and changed the name to win51ip.sp1 and win51ip.sp2 (still part of step 3 here).
6. Skipped steps 4, 5, and 6.
7. Did not add any files.
8. Opened the command prompt and navigated into the BCD folder (bcd111).
9. ran bcd wxppro (just typed "bcd wxppro" without quotes at the end of the path).

At this point an impressive set of commands executes in the command window...pauses here or there. Finishes with some instructions as to where to locate the file in some truncated text. Mine was located here:

C:\Documents and Settings\Richard\Local Settings\Temp

While I am burning, I'll go back and make some notes...

The whole process took a little more than an hour to get the CD together, do all the downloads and interpretations, etc. I have a CD...lets hope it works! I may post a complete ZIP without the I386 so there is less building involved for those who have the same product as me...I started trying to find an all-mac solution and wasted an entire day at it. I'll update here with installation results and boot tests.

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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: thebookdoc on Dec 23, '07 07:30:05AM

The disk created as per my 'narrative' above seems to boot just fine. Now to go home to the Mac Pro and test the installation.



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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: thebookdoc on Dec 23, '07 11:39:17AM

Installation went fine...everything is working...

I wasted 10 CDs and 2 DVDs yesterday trying to get this to work on a Mac...the whole thing took a little over an hour on a PC including download time.

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http://photoshopcs.com



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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: dvpeterson on Feb 11, '08 07:16:00AM

I read everything very carefully, including all of the comments here, but can't seem to get it to work?!? When I type in bcd wxppro after navigating to my bcd folder it just says this:

BCD: Checking for required files:
BCD: CD "wxppro" does not exist...
BCD: You must specify one of the following names:
BCD: Exiting with return value

That's it, just gives me those four lines all at once and returns me to my original prompt. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!



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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: drwhy on Mar 08, '08 12:08:26AM
Migrating Preinstalled Windows XP Pro (SP1) from Virtual PC 6.1

Basically what you are doing is making a bootable Windows XP installation CD with the files that you already purchased in Virtual PC. You should be able to use this CD to install Windows XP in Boot Camp, Parallels, or on an actual PC and activate it with the Product Key that came with VPC.

What you need:

Microsoft VPC 6.1 install disk #2 and the Product Key for its preinstalled Windows XP
A PC or Virtual Machine running windows that you can use
BCD: the program that will make your bootable Windows XP install CD
wnaspi32.dll:A file you'll need for the CD
Windows XP Package 1.0 (wxp10.zip): more files you'll need
Windows XP SP2 upgrade: you can get this from Microsoft's website (note: I could not get my install CD to work until I slipstreamed SP2 into my version of XP, which was SP1)

Step 1: download all the files you need to your windows PC or Virtual Machine (e.g. VPC running on your old PowerPC Mac). Here are the links to the sources of data and information:

http://www.nu2.nu/bootcd/#wxp
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=049C9DBE-3B8E-4F30-8245-9E368D3CDB5A&displaylang=en
http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20060527175405403
http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?wnaspi32


Step 2: Put all the files in their proper folders:

Unzip the BCD download; it should be in a folder named: bcd111
Unzip the download for wnaspi32.dll
Copy the wnaspi.dll file to the bcd111\bin\ folder
Unzip the wxp10.zip file and copy the cds folder to bcd111\
Insert Disk 2 that came with VPC 6.1
Copy the i386 folder to bcd111\cds\wxppro\files\
(Make sure that the i386 folder has a lowercase "i" in its name. For some reason, I ended up with a capital "I". Rename the folder, if you need to.)
Copy the XP SP2 upgrade the the bcd111\ folder. The filename for the one I downloaded was WindowsXP-KB835935-SP2-ENU.exe, but it could be different.

Step 3: Slipstream the SP2 upgrade (this will also create the win51ip.SP2 file that you need and put it in the wxppro\files\ folder)

Move the bcd111\ folder to the top level directory of your harddrive. You may have to click on the text in Windows Explorer that says "show hidden files". It should now be in c:\bcd111
Click on Start/ Run... and type "cmd" to enter the command line environment.
Type cd c:\bcd111
Type WindowsXP-KB835935-SP2-ENU.exe -s:c:\bcd111\cds\wxppro\files\
Wait for the program to finish.

Step 4: Use the bcd command to create a disk image of the windows xp install disk.

Type bcd wxppro
bcd will now make the disk image, called bcd.iso. It might even burn it to a blank cd if your computer is set up right, otherwise you'll need to find the disk image. The last few lines of text from the bcd command will tell you where it is. You'll need to navigate to its folder and put it somewhere a little more accessible.
Use the cd (change directory) command to move to the folder with bcd.iso in it.
Type move bcd.iso c:\
Type exit
In Windows Explorer, you should see the bcd.iso image file in the c:\ directory
Now you can burn the bcd.iso image to a bootable cd (I didn't do this. I just used the bcd.iso image file to let Parallels install XP for me)

Notes:

I tried using Parallels Transporter to do the job but the virtual machine kept booting with errors; maybe it works better with VPC 7 instead of VPC 6.1?

The first time I did this, I didn't slipstream SP2 and just put a win51ip.SP1 file in the files folder as mentioned by others. Also the i386 folder was named "I386". It would start to install with the setup program, but a fatal error occurred stating that a certain setup log file didn't contain enough information. I'm guessing that slipstreaming corrected this problem. I highly recommend slipstreaming because it will save you so much time if you end up reinstalling XP in the future (and it might be the only way to make this work!).

As noted on "Bart's" page, if you have XP Home instead of Professional, just substitute wxphome for wxppro.

Much thanks to everyone who contributed to MacOSX hints and to "Bart". The intent of my post is to provide a somewhat simple walkthrough of what worked for me.



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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: taffyc on Mar 21, '08 12:26:27PM

This is great - but I am not understanding one major thing - At what point do I get to use the XP Pro files which are on my Virtual PC disk? I have 3 disks - the first is Virtual PC together with installer for eveyrthing.

On the second disk is a zipped image of a file called "Windows XP Professional.vhd.002". When I unzip it, the file is unreadable and I don't know where to place in within the bcd structure.

At what point do I make use of this??

Thanks taffyc



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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: drwhy on Mar 24, '08 11:31:19PM

.vhd is a Virtual PC hard disk image file. VPC can read it as if it is a hard disk on a PC. Only 2 disks came in my VPC's box. What version are you using? (I have VPC 6.1 with Win XP Pro)

I'm not sure what you are trying to do: Do you wish to create a typical Windows XP installer disk, or are you trying to get additional files or programs from your old virtual hard disk in VPC?

Parallels Desktop software should allow you to see the contents of the .vhd disk image in Mac OS X.

If you are just trying to create a Win XP install disk, browse through your 3 disks and find a folder named "i386". If you can't find it, you may need to use the Parallels Transporter program to just move your entire virtual PC to your new Mac.

(Note: I couldn't get Parallels Transporter to import my virtual PC from my old G4 Mac to my Intel Mac successfully. I contacted Parallels tech support, and they told me to try and treat my virtual PC as if it was a physical PC and just follow the appropriate protocol for that situation. I never did that because I discovered the solution described in this MacOSX hint. My created Win XP install disk was used to install Windows in Parallels and I'm very pleased-- no need to reboot the Mac just so I can use Windows. Kind of interesting though, I don't use Windows very much because Mac OS X does everything I need!)



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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: nortonius on Oct 09, '09 09:29:50PM

Hello, I'm new here, so please forgive any apparent dimness.

I think I've tried everything here about using Bart's method of creating a bootable CD to extract Windows XP Pro from Virtual PC 7, but all I get when trying to use the CD with Boot Camp Assistant is a message saying no bootable device was found, and I've just about given up with it now.

I've done the trick with the .sp2 files, made sure I've got lower case 'i' for 'i386', all that stuff, nada. The best remaining tip seems to be the one (sorry, I forget for the moment from whom) about calling up Microsoft and simply asking for a replacement WXP Pro SP2 disk: it seems cheap, a sensible way forward for me and Microsoft, and about the only way I'm going to get it! Only, the linked Microsoft page is for North America, any idea where to go for this in the UK? It might seem a lazy question, but I've looked and only found support access that I had to pay for - that seems wrong, since all I want to do is buy a disk. And, what can I expect to be asked if I make that call? I don't want to be told off if they don't like that I'm trying to squeeze WXP out of Virtual PC 7, which I gather they might! I understand the idea that my licence for WXP is tied to Virtual PC 7, but hey, I paid for it, and I think it's unreasonable to insist on this tie under the circumstances.

On the other hand, I'm willing to try again if someone has any further suggestions! Thanks for reading.



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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: luv2bowl on Jun 10, '10 10:57:01AM

Hello,
I have read most of the post here for using my copy of windows xp pro to make a bootable copy to use in parallels. But I still don't understand the process.
I have VPC 7 with XPPro. If I do not need to slipstream the servicepack, what exactly is the process to make this disk. The instructions I looked at said to copy the i386 folder to bcd\cds\wxppro\files. Where is the cds and wxppro files?
Thanks for the help.



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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: luv2bowl on Jun 11, '10 10:50:07AM

I tried again today to get this disk made but this is what I get in the command window

BCD: checking for required files
BCD: processing<main>config file "bcd.cfg"
BCD: application set to :BCD/MKISOFS"
BCD:System set to "win32"
BCD: processing<CD>config file "cds\wxppro\bcd.cfg"
BCD: Boot file set to "w2ksect.bin"
BCD: Volumeid set to "wxp_pro"
BCD: Call set to "Custom.cmd"
BCD: No mkisofs options, adding "-J-N"
BCD: Calling custom batch file "cds\wxppro\custom.cmd"
Custom: checking required files.....
Custom: file "cds\wxppro\files\i386\setupldr.bin" not found
Custom: file "cds\wxppro\files\i386\bootfix.bin" not found
BCD:Aborted......

Would like to note that both of these files are in the i386 folder. I did a search of the folder and found both files.
Does anyone know what is wrong?

Thanks in advance



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