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1 May, 2010

that was the problem

Boot Camp

I have been trying to install Windows XP under Boot Camp on my 2+ years old MacBook Pro. The Windows XP SP2 disc installs without an issue, however, I can't get the Service Pack 3 installed. I kept getting following error message:

An error occured while copying file osloader.ntd. Cannot copy file to destination directory. Click Retry to retry the operation or click Cancel.

I was able to update Windows XP SP2 to SP3 without any problems under Parallels Desktop for Mac before, something must be wrong.

It turns out that it was a know issue with Boot Camp 3.0. Apple documented it, and the workaround is available.

The problem was simply that Windows was trying to write to the first partition for update installing. Using Boot Camp 3.0, the first partition it sees is the very important Mac OS X partition, which is not designed for Windows to tweak around and is mounted as read-only.

Boot Camp 3.1 now support Windows 7 (both 32-bit and 64-bit) on all Intel-based Mac except some models released in 2006.

I shall have searched that Apple Knowledge Base a bit earlier to save my time. Unlike our good friend Don: Antony is poor, he does not own any copy of very expensive Windows Vista Ultimate nor still pretty expensive Windows 7 Professional (except expired trial versions).

Posted by Antony on 1 May 2010 11:05 PM | non-Apple hardware

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