Installation Problems

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by bigandyd2007, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. bigandyd2007 macrumors newbie

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    :confused: Hi have just managed to get work to purchase a MacBook (Lucky Me) and have used Bootcamp to install Windows. Durring setup I got an error message and unable to proceed with installation. The Mac locked up and I am now having to install all the Mac software again. I have just realised that my XP installation disc is SP1 (I normally update once installed) Is this the problem? Also on pressing the Apple key it would not give me a boot option, is this because of the failed installation. I have genuine XP install disc and a Toshiba ecovery disc with XP with SP2 from my other laptop (the Mac is replacing this I hope) Is there anyway I can install with SP1 or copy files from a machine with SP2 installed. I already own the software and don't want to purchase any more.

    Thanks

    Andy
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    Search for "slipstream" in this forum. You can make a copy of your disc and add SP2 to it.

    B
     
  3. bigandyd2007 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Fatal Error

    Thanks for your help. I have created a sp2 disc using slipstream and information found at http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sp2_slipstream.asp

    New problem I get a Fatal Error message Manifest Parse Error: Invalid at the top level of the document SXS.DLL syntax error in manifest or policy file

    What the hell does this mean and what can I do?:confused:
     
  4. Ladybug macrumors 65816

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    If you have access to a PC, you might give NLite a try. Many people have reported success slipstreaming SP2 using this program.

    http://www.nliteos.com/
     
  5. bigandyd2007 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for help, XP is running very well:) Not able to select boot option on startup despite pressing the Options (Alt Key) I can select boot optionsin preferences though. Anyway round this? Andy
     
  6. iCeQuBe macrumors regular

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    It should work if you hold down the option key after you hear the startup chime. You don't need bootcamp for that it just works.
     

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