No Service Pack 2 when i install windows

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by TJElias, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. TJElias macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2008
    ok so i've installed windows twice now and got the same problem both times. After I install it and i go to put the mac disc in, once its in it says it needs service pack 2 to continue, how am i supposed to get service pack 2 with out the internet? I've searched for a burnable version but i cant, im unable to find a copy that will work. I tried sp 3 but it says i need sp1 to install it and i tried sp1 which microsoft has taken down the website for and the one version i could find needs the internet to install. Anybody have an idea on what to do?
  2. TJElias thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2008
    wow i think i came across that one, but the network installation thing may have made me think it was the wrong one. if this works i will be ecstatic :D

    thanks alot in advance, cause im sure this is all i need
  3. MasterNile macrumors 65816


    Apr 9, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    I do believe you have to slipstream windows xp sp2 and the windows install disk into one disk, I don't believe you can upgrade bootcamp windows xp to sp2, you have to install it has xp sp2 to begin with (I may be wrong, but when I installed XP that's how it was, so if they haven't updated that then it should be the same), if you do have a windows machine with a burner i recommend nLite, if not just google how to slipstream sp2
  4. t0mat0 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2006
    If you look up slip streaming - you can actually add SP2 and or SP3 to your XP disc if you want to save yourself some hassle (more useful for a PC, but still cuts out some updates to do on windows on a Mac).
  5. TJElias thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2008
    yeah that actually didnt work, it said i needed 4mb of additional space no matter where i tried to install it from, im now gonna try this slipstreaming and if it doesnt work i dont know what will

    thanks for the help
  6. TJElias thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2008
    so my macbook isnt recognizing the new nlite disc as a windows instalation disc?? anyhelp with this problem?

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