Step 4: Finally, it is time to initiate and go through the main installation process. When the pop-up asks you for selecting the installation location, please ensure that you click on the correct partition, which was just formatted in the 2nd step above. Remember, since you’ve already formatted the partition once, you need to uncheck the ‘format’ option before going ahead. Also, while the installation process goes on, you will find your PC rebooting at least 2 to 3 times. Each time it asks you for a reboot, make sure you select ‘yes’ and hold the ‘option’ key down. Also don’t forget to select the ‘Windows Drive’ in this step.
Step 5: Now it is finally time for installing the Windows XP Service Pack 3. Despite making sure that your DVD had surplus space, you might encounter a space shortage situation here. If you do not, then you can jolly well go straight to the 6th step. However, if you are facing space issues, please go through the following steps to find your way out.
- After selecting the ‘start’ and ‘run’ option, key in ‘regedit’ (just the alphabets) and press ‘enter’.
- You will find a sub-key for registering and setting up the current version of Windows.
- Under ‘edit’ options, please click on ‘new’. You will find a string value, which you need to select again.
- Now you will see a ‘name’ column in which you simply need to key in ‘BootDir’ once again, only alphabets) and hit the ‘enter’ key once.
- Next, you need to right click on the BootDir and enter on the option to modify.
- Based on whichever drive is the allotted system drive in your computer, please enter the drive name (alphabet) followed by a colon and an inverted slash.
- Congrats, your space issue has been resolved, by allocating the deficit on the system drive. Now you can go ahead and reboot your Mac.
- Go ahead with the installation process of Windows XP Service Pack 3 once the reboot is done.
Step 6: As mentioned in the first part of Step 5, if there was no notification for space-shortage, you could have directly jumped over to this step and installed the bootcamp 2.1 drivers. If you are unable to locate the driver, please check for the same on any leopard OSX Installation DVD, provided it is original. All you need to do is to install the original disc into your PC drive and the installation process will get initiated automatically.
Step 7: While the installation process is underway, you will find that your computer will ask for reboot permission after each update. Again, this should happen twice or thrice, but not more than that. Finally, we come to the most Crucial part.