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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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