7 Replies Latest reply: Oct 16, 2009 6:42 AM by Fortuny
eaglerising2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I upgraded to Snow Leopard on an I-Mac. Also on my I-Mac is Windows XP pro with service pack 2. My understanding is that I need to upgrade Boot Camp to 2.1 so that I can install Windows Service Pack 3. The upgrade for Boot Camp 2.1 used to be an Apple download, but is no longer available. Although I see posts talking about Boot Camp 3.0, I cannot locate how to obtain it. So how do I go about getting the latest version of Boot Camp so I can install Windows SP3 for XP?

I-mac, Mac OS X (10.6), Windows XP
  • 1. Re: Boot Camp & Snow Leopard & Windows XP
    Fortuny Level 7 Level 7 (21,415 points)
    Hi and welcome to Discussions,

    the 2.1 BootCamp Driver update is still there http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/apple/application_updates/bootcampupdate21 forwindowsxp.html

    The 3.0 BootCamp Drivers are located on the OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard DVD.
    After the Windows installation simply insert the OSX Snow Leopard DVD and the driver setup/update usually starts automatically.

    My personal upgrade path was (before Snow Leopard was released !): XP SP2 with BC Drivers 2.0 installed - then installed CD Driver Update 2.1 - then installed XP SP3 - the installed the BC 3.0 Drivers.

    Hope it helps

    Stefan
  • 2. Re: Boot Camp & Snow Leopard & Windows XP
    eaglerising2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you for the info.

    http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/apple/application_updates/bootcampupdate21 forwindowsxp.html is no longer available.
    Apple now directs you to http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/apple/application_updates/bootcampupdate21 forwindowsvista32.html.

    I downloaded it, but unable to get the update to run. Experienced the same problem when I downloaded the BC 2.1 update a week ago. Figuring I had done something wrong I trashed BC 2.1 upgrade.

    Could the problem be that I upgraded to Snow Leopard 10.6 prior to updating Boot Camp 2.1? I sure would hate to have to go back to OS 10.5 and start all over.
  • 3. Re: Boot Camp & Snow Leopard & Windows XP
    Fortuny Level 7 Level 7 (21,415 points)
    Hi,

    Thank you for the info.

    http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/apple/application_updates/bootcampupdate21 forwindowsxp.html is no longer available.


    Just checked and it works for me. Clicking on the 'Download' button I got the 'BCUpdateXP.exe' file (in OSX with Firefox).
    You can use a USB-Stick to transfer the .exe file from OSX to use when in Windows XP.

    Apple now directs you to http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/apple/application_updates/bootcampupdate21 forwindowsvista32.html.

    I downloaded it, but unable to get the update to run. Experienced the same problem when I downloaded the BC 2.1 update a week ago. Figuring I had done something wrong I trashed BC 2.1 upgrade.


    The Vista 2.1 driver update only works with Vista not with XP.

    Could the problem be that I upgraded to Snow Leopard 10.6 prior to updating Boot Camp 2.1? I sure would hate to have to go back to OS 10.5 and start all over.


    I doubt that, since updating to SL 10.6 only updates OSX not anything on your BootCamp Windows XP partition.
    For updating the BC Drivers to 3.0, as I posted, you have to use the SL 10.6 DVD while in Windows.

    Might be a good time to do some backup of your Windows XP with WinClone http://www.twocanoes.com/winclone/ and then update the BC Drivers to 3.0 (see above) and then add the SP3 update.

    Regards

    Stefan
  • 4. Re: Boot Camp & Snow Leopard & Windows XP
    eaglerising2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I appreciate your help. But I am sorry, but boot camp 2.1 is no longer available from apple's site. I used Firefox on OS 10.6. I get "Hmm, the page you are looking for cannot be found." Even captured a screen shot of it but cannot display it here.

    The only download available for updating boot camp is for Vista. Have a screen shot of that page as will that I can e-mail you. Apple says it is recommended for those using Windows XP and Vista.

    I get the same results accessing Apple's downloads using MS Explorer.

    Please explain why I couldn't open or run either update of Boot Camp in Windows XP.

    David
  • 5. Re: Boot Camp & Snow Leopard & Windows XP
    Fortuny Level 7 Level 7 (21,415 points)
    Hi David,

    just checked with OSX 10.6.1 and the download works as well as before.

    This is the direct download link http://wsidecar.apple.com/cgi-bin/nph-reg3rdpty2.pl/product=18808&cat=59&platfor m=osx&method=sa/BCUpdateXP.exe

    Maybe it works.

    I see the same text 'update recommended for Windows Xp and Vista user' but I think this refers in general to the 2.1 version.
    The Driver update for Vista 32 is definitely not compatible with Windows XP !
    That's why it won't work.

    Stefan
  • 6. Re: Boot Camp & Snow Leopard & Windows XP
    eaglerising2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Ok, I downloaded the link you provided:
    This is the direct download link http://wsidecar.apple.com/cgi-bin/nph-reg3rdpty2.pl/product=18808&cat=59&platfor m=osx&method=sa/BCUpdateXP.exe

    I did it using Firefox and 10.6.1 as well as Windows XP. When I transferred it to windows, it showed up as BCupdate for Visa. When I down loaded it in windows it showed up as bootcamp up date for Visa.

    I CAN understand why I cannot open BCupdateXP.exe running XP rather than Vista. What I do not understand is that a week ago when BCupdate2.1 was available from Apple and I downloaded it. Unfortunately, I could NOT open or run the program with Windows XP professional. After trying numerous times, I trashed it.

    There has to be a reason why Apple removed the BCupdate2.1. Likewise there has to be a reason Apple says: "This update addresses issues and improves compatibility with Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows Vista running on a Mac computer using Boot Camp. It is highly recommended for all Boot Camp users running 32-bit versions of Windows XP and Windows Vista."

    Likewise there has to be a reason why I couldn't open or run either BCupdate2.1 or BCupdateVisa.

    David
  • 7. Re: Boot Camp & Snow Leopard & Windows XP
    Fortuny Level 7 Level 7 (21,415 points)
    Hi David,

    Ok, I downloaded the link you provided:
    This is the direct download link http://wsidecar.apple.com/cgi-bin/nph-reg3rdpty2.pl/product=18808&cat=59&platfor m=osx&method=sa/BCUpdateXP.exe

    I did it using Firefox and 10.6.1 as well as Windows XP. When I transferred it to windows, it showed up as BCupdate for Visa. When I down loaded it in windows it showed up as bootcamp up date for Visa.


    It gives me a BCupdateXP.exe file of 220.724 kb size. And it works (dl in XP SP3 with FireFox 3.5.3).

    I CAN understand why I cannot open BCupdateXP.exe running XP rather than Vista. What I do not understand is that a week ago when BCupdate2.1 was available from Apple and I downloaded it. Unfortunately, I could NOT open or run the program with Windows XP professional. After trying numerous times, I trashed it.


    I must admit I am out of ideas. I really can't say why it works for me and doesn't work for you.
    I assume that you are running with Administrator rights when doing/trying all this.

    There has to be a reason why Apple removed the BCupdate2.1. Likewise there has to be a reason Apple says: "This update addresses issues and improves compatibility with Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows Vista running on a Mac computer using Boot Camp. It is highly recommended for all Boot Camp users running 32-bit versions of Windows XP and Windows Vista."


    Like said, to me the BCUpdateXP is not removed, but still there. And the Vista one as well (though I haven't touced it, since I don't have Vista).
    And the mentioning of XP with the Vista update is to me a mere general information for the 2.1 updates in general.

    Likewise there has to be a reason why I couldn't open or run either BCupdate2.1 or BCupdateVisa.


    David


    Stefan