Just installed bootcamp and XP, having problems

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  1. brendan8 macrumors newbie

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    I just installed bootcamp and windows XP on my intel core duo macbook. I am trying to install the mac drivers, but every time I try to start the install it says that the windows installer is out of date and asks me if I would like to update. I say yes, but then my computer is not connected to the internet. When I go to set up my connection in XP is where I hit a wall. I haven't had to deal with this system in a while and am forgetting how to deal with it. Basically I need to get the internet in XP but can't.

    Also is there anything that I should do once I get all of this running normally?
     
  2. McGiord, Oct 3, 2007
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    McGiord macrumors 601

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    You can disable the Windows auto update in the Control Panel -> Windows Update, to avoid the request.

    I'll check that all the firmware is up to date, specially in case you are using the wi-fi of the MacBook and an apple airport extreme.
    I had a similar issue when setting up my Boot Camp partition.

    Other things I'll try:
    + Check the clock on Windows and setup the time and date manually first.
    + Once you have internet connection check with Microsoft updates/downloads website to have the patches/updates to properly use the wifi with BootCamp.
    + Check apple support website for details.
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  3. brendan8 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It turns out that I have to download a new windows installer to be able to install my mac drivers. I have briefly tried messing with windows internet connect but its not working. Would it be possible for me to download this on another computer and burn it on a disc, then load it on my mac, or is there an easier way?
     
  4. VideoFreek macrumors 6502

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    It's hard to diagnose network problems when you provide so little information. How are you attempting to connect to the internet--via wireless? If so, you may be in a chicken/egg situation: you need to install the drivers for your wireless connection to work, but you need the wireless connection to work in order to install the drivers! Try connecting via a wired ethernet connection.

    I'm also surprised you need to update the installer--I don't recall this happening to me. Are you sure you installed XP SP2?
     
  5. brendan8 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried connecting both ways. Now that you mention service pack 2...no, I installed service pack 1. I guess I should go back and do that.
     
  6. VideoFreek macrumors 6502

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    Absolutely! SP2 is required for the initial install...you can make a "slipstream" install disk from your SP1 disk by following the instructions here.
     

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