MBP can not install Windows XP SP3

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  1. jamescwl macrumors newbie

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    I have used automatic update to download Windows XP SP3 and installed, then it showed there is not enough hard disk space, but C driver still have 300GB space free. Can someone help me to solve this problem . Thank you!
     
  2. RITZFit macrumors 65816

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    Are you using bootcamp drivers that came w/ snow leopard? have you tried upgrading to bootcamp 3.1?
    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1565
    I know there were issues w/ 3.0 and sp3 where many had to find workarounds but I'm assuming they've now fixed it (hopefully).
     
  3. jamescwl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    currently Boot Camp is version 3.02. Yesterday I went to Apple website to download version 3.1, but the file format is EXE. It can not install. how can I do?
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    I seem to recall some issue where Windows was trying to write temp files to the (read only) OS X partition because it was the first partition in the HDD.

    EDIT: Does this help? http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3841

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  5. RITZFit macrumors 65816

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    I'm pretty sure 3.1 is the latest update (apart from some fixes for the older 2.1)
    just click on the exe while your in windows. it should auto run (may take a little while before anything actually happens).
     
  6. jamescwl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for your advice. After update to bootcamp 3.1, it can install SP3.
     

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