Difficulties installing Boot Camp 2.1
I have an iMac 24″ running Vista under the Boot Camp that came with Leopard (v 2.0)
The next software update after installing Vista advised me that Boot Camp 2.1 was available, so I downloaded it but I couldn’t install it because an error appeared:
Error applying transforms.
Verify that the specified transform paths are valid
The problem in my case was that I was using a localised version of Vista.
The Boot Camp software is stupidly American only. It expects to find a key in the (Windows) registry with the value 1033 (American English).
Instead, it found 1041 (Japanese) and the installer stalled!
The solution is simple:
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First. Back up your Windows Registry.
Read through this post entirely before starting. If any of the terms are unfamiliar, write a comment asking for assistance.
If you don’t know how to backup your Windows Registry, or don’t know what a Registry is… or heaven forbid, what a backup is, you should stop reading this post right now, do a bit of googling and come back.
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- To open the Registry editor click the start button and type regedit into the search field.
- Select Edit and Find from the regedit menu and type “Boot Camp Services” then press enter.
Note that Services may be localised to the language of your system. In my case, it was
Boot Camp サービス
since I’m using Japanese Windows. You can search just for Boot Camp” if you’re not sure, but it may throw up lots of hits.
Edit the Language D-Word entry and change it to 409 in hexadecimal (should be 1033 decimal)
Re-run the installer.
Now you should be able to successfully installthe Boot Camp update.