Firmware update (required for installing Boot Camp) will not install if previous Windows XP hack was attempted

Firmware update (required for installing Boot Camp) will not install if previous Windows XP hack was attempted

It appears that if you previously attempted to install the popular Windows XP "Bootloader" hack, you will not be able to apply to firmware update required for using Apple's newly released Boot Camp software, which enables Windows XP booting on Intel-based Macs.

In-house on our MacBook Pro (which has a partition scheme created by the aforementioned hack), the firmware update process fails to complete, with no progress bar appearing when the required restart is performed.

In order to apply the firmware update, you must format your startup volume and use the default partition scheme, then re-install Mac OS X, then re-update to Mac OS X 10.4.6.

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