Fresh XP SP3 install under bootcamp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by 10THzMac, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. 10THzMac macrumors 6502

    Dec 17, 2007
    I've tried searching on this but I see a lot more about upgrading SP2 than a fresh full XP SP3 install.

    I have bootcamp 2.0 under 10.5.8 and proper FULL Win XP SP3 install disk. There is a 2.1 boot camp update but it is windows exe for some stupid reason, not a new Mac bootcamp installer.

    How do I get this to install - I keep getting a "disk error" after the DVD has done its initial setup and restarts.

    Please do not tell me to get XP with SP2 and upgrade.

    Is there a Mac OS BC 2.1 with it all sorted, or some trick to doing a fresh XP+SP3 install.
  2. Wraz macrumors regular

    Jun 1, 2009
    EXACT same thing happend to me. even though im on SL so yea. im tryin windows 7 this time
  3. 10THzMac thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 17, 2007
    meantime after several cups of coffee I discovered that doing a full reformat under the win installer make the disk error go away, so I can get to next step. Looks like Bootcamp 2.0 formatter is duff....

    So I got to the next stage and discovered I could not find my Leopard disk. So I found my new Snow master and put the Boot camp 3 windows files on the windows side and it all came to life, including mac disk access.

    So my steps were, for Leopard + XP+SP3 clean install

    Run bootcamp 2.0
    reformat PC disk under Windows installer
    Load bootcamp 3 drivers from Snow Leopard master.

    and all was eventually well.

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