Bootcamp XP drivers 2.1

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Ozzdog, May 25, 2011.

  1. Ozzdog macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2011

    I installed Windows XP SP3 on my MacBook 10.64 using Boot Camp. I installed the drivers off the OS X install disc, which ran smoothly. However, when trying to run the BCUpdateXP.exe executable .rar file, nothing happens.

    I have read around, and the only solution I have seen is to "wait" and eventually a UI appears. This does not happen for me, the process disappears after a couple seconds.

    The other solution I have read is to change the Language hex settings to 409 in regedit. Mine are already at that value.

    What do?

  2. Ozzdog thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2011
    Edit wouldn't work

    The language value is at 1033 decimal actually, which is what it should be.
  3. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    Boot Camp 2.1 was for computers with Boot Camp and Mac OS X 10.5. Boot Camp 3.0, and the updates 3.1 and 3.2 are for Boot Camp for computers running Mac OS X 10.6. See here for Boot Camp Update 3.1 for Windows 32-bit, and here for Boot Camp Update 3.2 which are the relevant updates you should be installing.
  4. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    Assuming you have Apple Software Update installed in Windows, (it should have installed by default) just run that and it will find the relevant Boot Camp updates.
  5. Ozzdog thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2011
    The 3.1 and 3.2 drivers worked - duh!

    Thanks anyways guys, saved me lots of head scratching (I actually looked into this and didn't find any other drivers for XP).

    Thanks again!

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