12 Replies Latest reply: Nov 25, 2009 2:06 PM by stevedc3
Mononoke Hime Level 1 (0 points)
Hi there,

I'm trying to install the Update 2.2 that was released yesterday but I'm running into trouble right from the start.

When I tried to run it the first time, I got an error message (which I should have written down) telling me something along the lines of "you don't have the right version to upgrade from". I've read that you need Boot Camp 2.1 installed but when I click on "About Boot Camp" in the system tray, I see that I have Version 3.0. So I tried downloading and installing 2.1 but nothing happened.

I'm a bit lost as to what I'm supposed to do and would love some help. Thanks in advance.

White MacBook (Late 2006), Windows XP
  • The hatter Level 9 (60,930 points)
    So you have to wait for 3.1 or something as the update is ONLY for those not using Boot Camp 3.

    Doesn't apply to you, is for Vista SP2 and XP users also, not Windows 7.

    Boot Camp 3.1 is due by 12/31/2009 supposedly.
  • Mononoke Hime Level 1 (0 points)
    But I am using XP SP2 (forgot to say, sorry).

    And why would people still be on 2.1 when 3.0 is already available…? I can't remember when I installed it but I'm sure it would have been a while ago.
  • jippo Level 1 (40 points)
    The Bootcamp 3.0 came with the Snow Leopard disk install, I think.

    Anyway, I've got the BootCamp 2.1 installed on my Windows XP partition, but still the 2.2 update does NOT work: the installation simply doesn't start, with no error messages.
    This happens both through the Apple Software Update and with the BootCampUpdate_2.2.exe file downloaded directly from Apple site.
  • jippo Level 1 (40 points)
    I've uninstalled BootCamp (using the MacOsX install disk)
    Then I reinstalled the 2.0 version from the Leopard disk and used the Apple Software update application to install 2.1 version first, and then the 2.2
    Everything seems to be ok, now.
  • Mononoke Hime Level 1 (0 points)
    I'd lose Windows if I did that and I can't afford to. But thanks anyway.
  • jippo Level 1 (40 points)
    Lose Windows? I didn't delete the bootcamp partition, just the bootcamp drivers and panel.

    While in Windows, if you insert the MacOsX install disk (the one you used to install bootcamp drivers the first time you booted in Windows), you have the chance to either "repair bootcamp files" or "uninstall them".
  • Mononoke Hime Level 1 (0 points)
    Oh all right, I get it. Sorry.

    So is this update not for Snow Leopard people?
  • pj500 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am assuming that is the case. I am on snow leopard too. My bootcamp version is 3.0.
  • jippo Level 1 (40 points)
    I don't know who this update is intended for.
    I had 2.1 and I needed 2.2 to use my new Magic Mouse in Windows, but the update didn't even start.
    I tried first to install drivers from SL disk (3.0), but nothing changed. So I did what I wrote in my first post: uninstalled 3.0, installed 2.0 from the Leopard disk and then 2.1 and 2.2 updates through Apple Software Update application.
    Now I have 2.2 and Magic Mouse is working (no browsing, just scrolling though)
  • mschenk410 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am running Snow Leopard with XP SP2 and Boot Camp 3.0. Am having trouble using wifi in XP. The airport shows up but I cannot connect. I have continually tried to upgrade to SP3 but with no luck. Now I see that you have to have Boot Camp update 2.1 to get to SP3. But with Boot Camp 3.0 installed nothing happens when I try to run the 2.1 update .exe file. Does this mean we Snow Leopard users cannot get to XP SP3?

    If you uninstall Boot Camp 3.0 and use the OS X 10.5 disk to get back to 2.0 are you wiping out the information on the Boot Camp partition effectively starting all over, or just reinstalling the drivers? I don't see how going back to 2.0 is possible without reformatting the partition because that is the first thing that happens when you start Boot Camp?

    Does anyone know if Apple has plans to update Boot Camp 3.0 to allow upgrade to XP SP3?

    Finally, does SP3 fix the wi fi problem that many people seem to have? Parallels or VMWear are looking pretty good.
  • HaraldS Level 2 (310 points)
    I did not need to go to SP3.

    Windows XP did not do wireless well until SP3!!!
  • stevedc3 Level 1 (0 points)
    I could not install 2.2 on my book air until I reinstalled 2.1.

    had the same issue where the installer would just quit.

    I downloaded and reinstall 2.1 and then rebooted and 2.2 worked. I did not need to reinstall 2.0 per user above.

    using XP SP 3