Windows xp home sp3 help.

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by JonoM, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. JonoM macrumors newbie

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    Okay so tommorrow I will be recieving a copy of windows xp home sp3.
    At the moment I have boot camp version 2.0. On the apple site it says you need version 2.1 boot camp for service pack 3. I downloaded the update (2.1) on apple's website but it's an .exe file which of course will not open. Am I doing something wrong?:confused: Can I still install sp3 with 2.0?
     
  2. JonoM thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So do I download the 2.1 update on mac or windows side?
     
  3. Codeseven macrumors 6502a

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    Jono, if your installing Windows XP version SP3, NOT 'Updating' your current XP install to SP3, then you download and install the Boot Camp 2.1 Update after you install XP. If your just Updating your current XP install to SP3, then you download and install the Boot Camp 2.1 Update 'before' you instal the SP3 update.
     
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  5. Codeseven macrumors 6502a

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    No worries. Just follow the Boot Camp PDF Guide, it will walk you through it.

    As I mentioned in the other post, the only small problem I had was when the Windows install disc would not eject (not uncommon from what I had already read). Thats when I had to resort to keeping my finger pressed on the touchpad as I did a re-start. It re-booted into my new Xp install and ejected the disc.

    http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/Boot_Camp_Install-Setup.pdf
     

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