Can't install drivers XP Pro 32bit

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by mnkydst1, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. mnkydst1 macrumors newbie

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    Hey all,

    I've done a search on the forums to find the answer to my problem, so far I've been unable to find it.

    I've successfully installed windows professional 32bit onto my mac computer with bootcamp. When I insert my OS10.5 Leopard cd's into the computer windows will not detect the CD's. These are original CD's after trying to get it to work for a few mins I came up with an idea. I downloaded the 2.1 mac drivers from apple @

    http://support.apple.com/downloads/Boot_Camp___Windows_XP_Drivers_Update_2_1
    I then burned the drivers onto a cd and then rebooted into windows. After copying the drivers from the cd to my harddrive, I tried to install the drivers that I had downloaded but nothing happens. I can see in the taskmanager that the BCUpdateXP.exe runs for a few seconds then does nothing.

    The mac is an iMac 8.1, intel core 2 duo, 2.66ghz, 2gb ram.

    The leopard cd's work when running the mac under Mac OSx 10.5.8 which would mean the cd's should be fine.

    Kind regards,

    Adam
     
  2. gugucom macrumors 68020

    gugucom

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    Munich, Germany
    #2
    The update will never work unless you have the original from DVD installed. The way you regularly do it is starting setup from the Leopard DVD. If that install does not work you may have installed the wrong Windows version. Ideally it should be SP2. If you have installed SP3 you may have to tweak the registry. Check MS KB if it applies.

    http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;950716&x=14&y=6
     

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