SP2 won't install...

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by StartTday, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. StartTday macrumors newbie

    May 17, 2006
    Ok well I was going to post about an issue I had but used the search function to help. So I'll give that a try before posting.

    But I didn't find another solution to the problem I am having.

    I installed XP SP1. The computer booted fine and jumped right into XP. When I went to install SP2 I received an error stating that I needed more HD space to install. Said I needed 4 extra MB although I had 8.5GB available in that partition.

    I don't think I need to install SP2 but the main reason I am using XP on my Mac is for work. I need to install 3ds max for work along with photoshop. Max didn't even get passed the initial install screen. On my home PC, 3ds max installed fine without SP2.

    Any ideas?

  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    Parallels or Boot Camp?

  3. nplima macrumors 6502a

    Apr 26, 2006
    just don't...

    Well.. just don't install SP2 then. replace Internet Exploder with Mozilla Firefox, replace the MS firewall with Zonealarm, get Avast! antivirus, get rid of Outlook and Outlook express, disable all the security warnings in the control panel and you're good to go.
  4. CNU182 macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2003
    I don't have an answer, but this would not be the first thing i try.

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