Why is it not working!?

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

  1. krewelement394 macrumors regular


    Feb 14, 2008
    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

    Sep 23, 2007
    Try doing this:

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

    2. Navigate to

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


    Nov 6, 2007
    Britain, Avatar Created By Bartelby
    Yep that fix Flashing Fi posted works it's been documented on such sites as windowsreference ( here )

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