Leave it to my son to be the only kid hopping around like a crazy person.
I installed XP on an old iMac a while back to use as a treadmill computer but I could never get the thing to auto update to SP3 or update at all. Well today I took a new crack at it and even re-installing IE8 wouldn’t get it working….I tried to download the SP3 manually but it still wouldn’t install complaining about no free space.
I have 200gb free.
So I finally tripped across this advice below and sure as heck after I did it I was able to install SP3
1. Click Start – Run – Type “Regedit” and press Enter.
2. Navigate to:
3. In the right pane, Right-click and select New – String value (This didn’t work for me. I had to use the top menu bar to select and edit “New” and “String value”)
4. Name it as “BootDir” and set it’s value to “C:\”
Close “regedit” and install Windows XP – SP3
Sure XP is a dinosaur but I’m just looking for something to surf on (not using IE thank you very much) and play maybe a few stupid games while I exercise/stand.
Photographic proof it is possible for me to smile.
I had to put Chloe down on 9/28/13 due to a tumor. He was a great friend to me through a lot of rough times and he will never be replaced.
Fun fact: I cringe when people say Obamacare non ironically.