Why is it not working!?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by krewelement394, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. krewelement394 macrumors regular

    krewelement394

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    Feb 14, 2008
    #1
    hmmm i installed xp on my mac. but i cannot install the drivers o my mac on bootcamp...:/ the reason is because my xp cd has sp1! and it requires sp2, how can i get sp2 if i cannot connect to the internet with bootcamp since no drivers are installed? i had an idea i have not tried it yet but here is my idea.
    can i just make a copy of my windows folder from my desktop computer and drag the folder to bootcamp hard drive onto my mac? i mean my desktop has been updating all this time it has SP2 so i was thinking that by having SP2 on the desktop it might have it in the windows folder of the C drive.. will this work? if not what can i do?
    oh by the way i already tried downloading SP2 onto a thumbdrive and installing it on Bootcamp but no good it says that : there is not enough space blah blah blah and there must be at least 4 megabytes ....but i have 33 gb on there! (left) i gave it 36 gb in total!
    it says that it cannot find $NtservicePackuninstall or something like that!
    Please HELP!
     
  2. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

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    Sep 23, 2007
    #2
    Try doing this:

    1. Click Start - Run - Type “regedit” and press enter.

    2. Navigate to

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Setup]

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    \Software
    \Microsoft
    \Windows
    \CurrentVersion
    \Setup

    3. In the right pane, Right-click and select New - String value

    4. Name it as “BootDir” and set its value to “C:\"

    I think this is a similar issue that people had when updating to SP3 in XP before the Boot Camp update.
     
  3. Neil321 macrumors 68040

    Neil321

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    Britain, Avatar Created By Bartelby
    #3
    Yep that fix Flashing Fi posted works it's been documented on such sites as windowsreference ( here )
     

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