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Upgrade Boot Camp from 2.1 to 3.0

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ecran Calculating status...
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Aug 31, 2009 10:20 AM
I have already up and running Bootcamp 2.1 on my Macbook Pro. I recently upgraded to Snow Leopard and I am trying to upgrade my Windows XP Boot Camp drivers from 2.1 to 3.0.

I figure out that I would only need to run the installer from Windows xp from the SL disk but when I try to do it, I get the error message saying:

"The installer encountered errors before Boot Camp could be configured. To try these operations at a later time, please run the installer again"

I have run the installer several times with the same result. How can I upgrade my existing bootcamp partition 2.1 to 3.0? Any details would be greatly appreciated.
Macbook Pro Unibody (early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6)
  • JohnZonie Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Aug 31, 2009 1:00 PM (in response to ecran)
    Same issue here on my 2007 Mac Mini. It is out of warranty so can't call Apple Care. Hopefully someone can and post a solution.

    There doesn't seem to be any downside in the Windows partition with staying with the boot camp 2.1. I suspect 3.0 is just to make the Windows files visible on the Mac side.

    Thanks.
    Mac Pro 4 x 3 GHz, MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6), Fusion for XP-32, Vista-64, W7-64
  • koushien Calculating status...
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    Sep 1, 2009 7:21 AM (in response to ecran)
    Same to me. Anyone know how to fix this problem?

    Thanks a lot.
    Macbook & iMac C2D Late 2006, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • Fortuny Level 7 Level 7 (21,415 points)
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    Sep 1, 2009 7:35 AM (in response to ecran)
    Hi and welcome to Discussions,

    have you any non-Apple BootCamp Drivers installed or replaced, like for the graphics card for example ?

    If so, the uninstall them, either through the 'Software'-Panel in the Control Panel or in the case of graphics card drivers with DriverSweeper http://www.guru3d.com/category/driversweeper/

    Also, a checkdisk run http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CHKDSK might be helpful.

    Regards

    Stefan
    iMac 20" Core Duo 2GB X1600 256MB, Mac OS X (10.6), MacPro 2.66 (Late 2006) 8GB X1900XT
  • koushien Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 1, 2009 5:23 PM (in response to Fortuny)
    no help for me too. But thanks for advices anyway.
    Macbook & iMac C2D Late 2006, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • Fortuny Level 7 Level 7 (21,415 points)
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    Sep 1, 2009 8:23 PM (in response to ecran)
    Hi all,

    just found another possible cause for error:

    do you have LogMeIn or UltraVNC installed, or any other application that uses a special video driver (not the one for the real graphics card), uninstall them, reboot, and try again.

    Also, if you have any non-Apple devices connected (keyboard, mouse), disconnect them and use the Apple devices instead.

    Stefan
    iMac 20" Core Duo 2GB X1600 256MB, Mac OS X (10.6), MacPro 2.66 (Late 2006) 8GB X1900XT
  • JohnZonie Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Sep 1, 2009 9:59 PM (in response to Fortuny)
    Nice work, Stefan. I had two remote client servers, RAdmin and FreeVNC running on my Mac Mini. when I removed those apps, Boot Camp 3.0 installed without incident.

    Thanks!
    Mac Pro 4 x 3 GHz, MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6), Fusion for XP-32, Vista-64, W7-64
  • sbolin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 1, 2009 11:13 PM (in response to koushien)
    Yes, same problem here. I have a 2008MBP, but all the drivers, etc seem to be for a MB Air. The autosetup routine even has three options for installing software for a MB Air, so either the install program is borked or it is confused into thinking that I have a MB Air. I don't have any odd drivers (security device for some of our programs, but I don't want to remove that). I have the 10.6 Family upgrade disk, and had previously installed Boot Camp 2.1, so think everything is up to date. Hopefully Apple will add a link to the BC 3 drivers soon so we can download and try that.
    MBPro, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • sbolin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 2, 2009 1:15 AM (in response to sbolin)
    hmm, stranger still. Chkdsk shows no errors, the clean up program messed things up by uninstalling needed drivers, so had to roll back to get Windows running again. I try to install the Boot Camp 2.1 drivers just to check, and still get an error. Not sure what is up now.
    [edit : grammar]

    Message was edited by: sbolin
    MBPro, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • koushien Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 2, 2009 1:44 AM (in response to Fortuny)
    Hi Stefan,

    Yes I installed Logmein into my Windows XP but I already removed it before I upgrade the boot camp to 3.0. The error still come out. Which driver should I remove also?

    Thanks in advace.

    Message was edited by: Takenoko

    Message was edited by: Takenoko
    Macbook & iMac C2D Late 2006, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • Keith Doherty3 Level 4 Level 4 (1,735 points)
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    Sep 2, 2009 1:56 AM (in response to koushien)
    See my post for details of how to remove the mirror display drivers used by VNC applications

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2138663&tstart=0
    MacPro 2 x 2.66 GHz X1900 Graphics 6 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.7), Also Classic 12" Ali Powerbook G4-Not liking Leopard !
  • koushien Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 2, 2009 3:45 AM (in response to Keith Doherty3)
    Dear Stefan,

    It really works, thanks a million.
    Macbook & iMac C2D Late 2006, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • sbolin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 2, 2009 4:10 AM (in response to Keith Doherty3)
    YES! Thank you very much, that was it. I have no idea what installed another video device, but once I removed that the installer continued. What a strange thing...
    MBPro, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • Fortuny Level 7 Level 7 (21,415 points)
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    Sep 2, 2009 5:03 AM (in response to koushien)
    Hi all,

    glad to hear that Keith and I could help work this out.

    And thanks to Keith for his great hint.

    Have Fun

    Stefan
    iMac 20" Core Duo 2GB X1600 256MB, Mac OS X (10.6), MacPro 2.66 (Late 2006) 8GB X1900XT
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