Trying to install 2.1 update, but it keeps failing

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by marklight, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. marklight macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2006
    #1
    Right when I open the program (Vista 32bit) it just says that it encountered a problem and it fails. I tried downloading it to the hard drive (instead of just installing it from Apple Updater) first but not luck. Any ideas>?
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2003
    Location:
    Solon, OH
    #2
    The program should ask for rights elevation, perform some extraction, then start installing itself when run. Which of these 3 steps is it failing on? If it quits before rights elevation, you probably have a corrupted download. If it makes it past rights elevation but then quits, your temporary folder isn't writable. If it gets to the installing stage before quitting, odds are your Windows Installer version isn't new enough to install the program, or Windows Installer is corrupt, or Windows Installer isn't running because it's disabled in Services.
     
  3. marklight thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2006
    #3
    Here's what happens- and I've done this multiple times with multiple downloads of the update.

    I download the update from the Update service. I drag it to my desktop (there's 2 files). I click on the BCUpdateVista32.exe and then it brings up a menu that says boot camp installer completed. But then it also says: the installer encountered errors before boot camp could be configured. and it tells me to retry installing at a later time or run the installer again. Then i have to exit the installer.

    I've also tried opening the other file - BCLocUpdateEnable but it doesn't do anything- I even try to run it as the administrator- and nothing.
     
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2003
    Location:
    Solon, OH
    #4
    Have you installed the Boot Camp 2.0 drivers first, from your Leopard install disc? If not, do so now. Note that Windows XP SP3 won't run if you try to install it prior to the Boot Camp 2.1 drivers. I'm not sure about Vista SP1 but I'd install the Boot Camp update first, then the Vista update.
     
  5. ScareDem macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2008
    #5
    Never get solution

    I think you will never get a solution. I have a MacBook and MacBook Pro. First, I installed windows in my MacBook and it worked perfectly, without any problem, without bluescreen, everything works perfectly. Since my experience was amazing with this system, I bought a MacBook Pro because of the video card and this system, SUCKS!!!! with windows. It is a piece of ****....blue screen all days, when Im playing, the sound get slower, the wireless card give problem until it does not see any network and after that, the system freeze the screen AMAZING!!!... I downloaded the 2.1 update and it didnt work. This system is not prepare to use windows. Even with the Parallel Desktop software, it is always restarting :)
     
  6. marklight thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2006
    #6
    Hey thanks for everyone's help. I ended up getting it working. It just installed from the update menu ... it just worked ... i don't know why, but after all the tries it just decided to work this past time.
     
  7. venery macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2008
    #7
    VGA Drivers

    Having more than 1 VGA driver causes the "the installer encountered errors" message with only one option to finish installation and try again later.

    My problem was with logmein, logmein creates a mirror drive for vga.
    When I uninstalled logmein bootcamp upgraded without problems.

    Hope this helps.
     
  8. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

    SnowLeopard2008

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2008
    Location:
    Silicon Valley
    #8
    Had same problem with my Vista BC partition. I changed my computer's name and tried to update. No dice. Rebooted, however, did the trick.
     
  9. MacNikon macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2008
    #9
    This is 100% correct. BootCamp 2.0 or 2.01 must be installed first, then the 2.1 update. And all prior to SP3.
     

Share This Page