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  • 30. Re: Installing XP on new iMac(2011)?
    egaille Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    That's good!

     

    The file is located inside the audio directory !

    Just browse again and point to that file!

    And you're done

     

    All this is normal when you force a driver to install. You usually have to tell where files are.

     

    regards,

  • 31. Re: Installing XP on new iMac(2011)?
    geitemuil Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I see the file but when I point it and press the OK button it gives me the same error message before finishing the installer:

     

    "Cannot install this hardware

     

    There was a problem installing this hardware:

    Cirrus Logic CS4206A (AB 32)

     

    An error occured during the installation of the device

    The parameter is incorrect."

     

    I'm doing it exactly like you said... what should I do?

    Is there a way to reset the process? And try starting over?

  • 32. Re: Installing XP on new iMac(2011)?
    egaille Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    well well well

     

    maybe you pointed me to the solution: "4206A (AB 32)"

    please try to download and install this driver (click "agree" at the bottom).

    if it works, i'll update my archive with this driver.

     

    thanks for letting me know.

  • 33. Re: Installing XP on new iMac(2011)?
    geitemuil Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    That's it, all the components are working under Windows XP now! Thanks a lot for your help :-)

  • 34. Re: Installing XP on new iMac(2011)?
    egaille Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Great. I'm updating my archive with this driver.
    The updated archive is still on the same page http://egaille.free.fr/imac27

  • 35. Re: Installing XP on new iMac(2011)?
    nicoreme Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi guys! I'm installing windows xp sp2 on my imac 21.5 (1199$).

     

    What are the drivers that must i install?

     

    In this archive (http://egaille.free.fr/imac27), are there mainboard drivers?

     

    Thanks!

  • 36. Re: Installing XP on new iMac(2011)?
    egaille Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    hi nicoreme,

     

    For the imac 2011 21.5", the drivers are certainly different.
    You can try. It may work for some hardware.

     

    For the knowledge:

    - Bootcamp 3.0 + 3.1 + 3.2 provide XP / VISTA / 7 (?) drivers for every imac With Core2 Duo / Quad processors (before 2010)
    - Bootcamp 4 provides 7 drivers only.

     

    Unfortunately i don't have any 21.5" 2011 imac to look for drivers.

     

    under Lion, if you can provide the name and tech info of every hardware that is not installed under XP, i may be able to help you... (read the current thread to get more informations)

     

    regards

  • 37. Re: Installing XP on new iMac(2011)?
    nicoreme Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok. this evening i retry to install winxp and then i put here a screenshot of my device manager window.

     

    Thank you!

  • 38. Re: Installing XP on new iMac(2011)?
    egaille Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    you need both Lion hardware description (apple > about this mac > more information)

    and XP hardware panel description

  • 39. Re: Installing XP on new iMac(2011)?
    nicoreme Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    ok this is my imac informations:

     

    http://i42.tinypic.com/2w5t1ja.jpg

     

    and this is what i see in device manager of win xp (sorry but i take the picture with my iphone)

     

    http://i42.tinypic.com/282qmn4.jpg

  • 40. Re: Installing XP on new iMac(2011)?
    egaille Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    First thing, install Bootcamp 3.0 and updates 3.1 and 3.2

     

    After, from what i can see, you may try to install some drivers from my archive:

    - chipset sandy bridge (dble click on infinst_autol.exe)
    - facetime camera HD: Try manual install by pointing to the directory (i'm pretty sure it's the same hardware).

    - the audio may install also fine...

    - the hdmi audio is part of the graphics card and whould also install. Try manual install by pointing to the directory.

     

    also you could try manual install on the LAN and WLAN adapters ("ethernet" and "controller di rete")

     

    After that, the idea is to try every unknown hardware with every driver remaininig : right click > update pilot > choose by yourself > browse and point to each driver directory. If XP recognizes a compatible driver, it will install it.

     

    Once you have tried every hardware remaining with every driver remaining,

    - tell me what's remaining

    - please click on "resoconto di sistema" under LION and paste the informations here.

     

    We need more info about your hardware (graphics card, etc).

  • 41. Re: Installing XP on new iMac(2011)?
    nicoreme Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok, but i can't find bootcamp 3.0. I only found the 3.1 and 3.2 update. I read in the other discussions that it's in the snow leopard DVD, but when i mount it, windowsxp  tell me that windows 7 is required to install bootcamp.

     

    Is bootcamp 3 and 3.1 and 3.2 necessary? The only peripherals that i need is:

     

    chipset

    audio system (what's is HDMI audio? It works in winxp? )

    VGA system

    LAN

     

    The other peripherals are not necessary for me:

     

    bluetooth

    facetime HD

    Wi-fi

     

    Yesterday i sucessfully installed chipset and LAN. After that I'm stopped because i couldn't install the audio system. I think that the PCI-Device that you see in this picture http://i42.tinypic.com/282qmn4.jpg is the audio system.

     

    Sorry for my bad english... I'm italian

  • 42. Re: Installing XP on new iMac(2011)?
    egaille Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You can get Bootcamp 3.0 on the OSX 10.6 CD.

    If you don't have the 10.6 CD, you can download bootcamp 3 here.

    http://filetram.com/rapidshare/bootcamp-mac-drivers-3-0-for-windows-rar-58227708 13

    (click on "download with waiting" for each link). Total 1gb.

     

    BTW, I have updated my archive with a new driver for a Memory Stick reader that my XP suddenly found (i think it's a new hardware created after a bios update)... http://egaille.free.fr/imac27

  • 43. Re: Installing XP on new iMac(2011)?
    egaille Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    in XP hardware panel, choose properties on each hardware you miss, go to "details" and give me the VEN_ DEV_ and SUBSYS_ informations.

     

     

    Something like : VEN_8086&DEV_27A2&SUBSYS_820710

     

    I may be able to help if you provide these informations

  • 44. Re: Installing XP on new iMac(2011)?
    dummyapple Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Hi egaille,

     

    I used your drivers and didn't have any issues except for the VGA.  I tried to force the drivers in XP but get a message that it "Cannot Install this Hardware"  I have the same Radeon Graphics adapter as you do (Radeon HD 6770M.  I have also downloaded the Catalyst software (version 12.3) from AMD and tried to force the drivers but still cannot get it to work.

     

    Is there something I'm missing or doing incorrectly?  I know BootCamp doesn't support XP, but I'm so close to getting everything working.  Thanks for all the posts, they have helped tremendously.