Messed up download boot camp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Closson, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. Closson macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2008
    I wanted a windows software so I downloaded Windows XP SP1. Now, I can't upgrade, download drivers, or pretty much anything. I wanna know if there is a simple, easy way where I can go back to OS.

  2. SHADO macrumors 6502a


    Aug 14, 2008
    Well first of all, you can't install SP1 in Boot Camp, it needs to be SP2. Are you talking about how do you restart in Mac OSX? If you are, then just restart with the option key held down, then select the Mac partition and it will start up. Then delete the partition with Boot Camp Assistant and then re-partition it, making sure you have SP2, NOT SP1. Then it should install fine.
  3. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    Boot Camp requires Windows XP with SP2.

    To delete the Boot Camp partition, you can use Boot Camp Assistant to restore the HD to one Mac OS partition.

    After you purchase Windows XP with SP2 install CD, you can try to install Windows again.

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