WinXP/SP3 and Fusion

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by lugesm, May 18, 2008.

  1. lugesm macrumors 6502a

    lugesm

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    I have been running WinXP with Fusion 1.1.1 on my iMac with great results for several months. Couldn't be happier. :)

    Recently I note that WinXP SP3 is available for download, but a search of the Internet turns up a lot of negative comments about SP3. Because of this I have been reluctant to download the "final" service pack for XP.

    Is anyone else running XP with SP3 with Fusion 1.1.1 ???
    Any problems, cautions, issues?

    Thanks,
    L
     
  2. italiano40 macrumors 65816

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    I am running Boot camp XP SP3 with fusion and it works like a dream for me
    but it is a risk you take it could break your fusion machine
     
  3. lugesm thread starter macrumors 6502a

    lugesm

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    !!!!! :(

    Really? Please tell me more.
     
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  5. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Couldn't you take a snapshot of your virtual machine before you install sp3? That way if things get worse, then you could roll back.
     
  6. lugesm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    CONCLUSION:

    OK. I took the plunge around 2AM and downloaded SP3. Everything went exactly as prescribed, and I ran the normal checks afterwards to confirm that nothing bad had happened.

    The few Windows programs I have installed under WinXP all operated normally after the install of SP3. :)

    Took your advice and did the "snapshot" thing before starting, but I didn't need it after all.

    Hope this string is helpful for anyone else with doubts about the installation of SP3 under Fusion 1.1.1.

    Thanks for all your comments.
    L
     
  7. mreg376 macrumors 6502a

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    Fusion is up to version 1.1.2. Don't know if the update affects the above issue, however.
     
  8. lugesm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks .

    Yes, I am aware of that; but my system is running perfectly with Fusion 1.1.1. Not sure what 1.1.2 fixes, but it apparently does not affect my operation.
    I don't want to rock the boat just yet. ;)
     
  9. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I'd hang on to the snapshot for a few days, maybe even longer. Sometimes issues don't show up right away. Glad to hear things are working though.
     
  10. lugesm thread starter macrumors 6502a

    lugesm

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    Good advice. I plan to leave the snapshot stored indefinitely unless some other problem arises.

    By the way, I am neutral on "sigs" . . . I just use mine to define my complete Mac configuration when I ask a question on the forum. ;) Thanks again for your comments.
     
  11. VideoFreek macrumors 6502

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    One of the things addressed in 1.1.2 is support for running XP SP3 from Bootcamp partitions. More on the 1.1.2 update here.
     

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