Boot Camp 2.1: Troubleshooting installation issues

Learn what to do if the following messages appear while trying to install Boot Camp 2.1 in Microsoft Windows:

  • "Errors occurred while installing the updates.  If the problem persists, choose Tools > Download Only and try installing manually" may appear during installation.
  • "Failed to extract matching transform" messages may appear in the log when attempting to install.
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  1. In Windows, start a command prompt (cmd.exe, sometimes referred to as a command shell).  Use Administrative rights if running Windows Vista.
  2. Type one the following command lines in the command shell:

        For Windows XP, type:   msiexec /update <path to the .msp file>\BCUpdateXP.msp

        For Windows Vista 32 bit, type:  msiexec /update <path to the .msp file>\BCUpdateVista32.msp

        For Windows Vista 64 bit, type:  msiexec /update <path to the .msp file>\BCUpdateVista64.msp
  3. Click Next
  4. Accept the terms of the license agreement if you agree, then click Next
  5. Click Repair/Update

    Your Boot Camp drivers will be updated to version 2.1.  This may take several minutes.  
  6. Click Finish to exit the installer and restart your computer.
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