Problems installing XP SP3 Release Candidate

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by JWest, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. JWest macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone tried installing the newly released XP SP3 Release candidate? I keep getting an error during installation that says something to the effect of "Setup requires an additional 4 megabytes of space in C:WINDOWS\$NtServicePackUninstall$". That's not completely verbatim, but close enough. I've heard that others have had the same problem installing SP3 on their Macs. And no, I don't really need the extra 4 megs, my windows partition has almost 30 gigs free. Any ideas?
     
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  3. Kelleheretic macrumors newbie

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    Same problem here. Worked fine on an old Dell, then crashed on the MacBook.
     
  4. JWest thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Installed it last week on VMware (Boot Camp partition) without any issues. Are you using VM software?
     
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    The OP mentions 'partition' so Boot Camp is being used (unless, highly unlikely XOM)
     
  7. JWest thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm using boot camp (the last beta on Tiger, I don't have Leopard yet :p).
     
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  9. makku macrumors member

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    The same thing happened when people tried upgrading XP to SP2 on Macs. Try slipstreaming the install disc.
     
  10. JWest thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's not an install disc, it's basically just a massive update that you install the way you'd install a regular program.
     
  11. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    You misunderstood his post. He suggested integrating the service pack with your Windows installation disc. However, I caution against this because it will probably eliminate the possibility of upgrading to the final service pack release without another reinstall.
     
  12. JWest thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ah, I see. Well, any other ideas?
     
  13. upsguy27 macrumors 65816

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    Sorry about bumping up an older post, but I am having the same issue and I would really like to be able to install Service Pack 2 without having to reinstall Windows XP. Is there a way?
     
  14. blackslayer macrumors regular

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    I have the same problem as u guys too. I guess we will just have to wait for the final pack to be up.. anyway this is just the release candidate for us to try it out..
     

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