Installing Windows XP on an Intel Mac using a ISO disk image copy of the Windows installer is more than twice as fast as using the installer CD. However, I ran into a slight problem after completing the Windows install.
I used a slipstreamed Windows XP Home installer with Service Pack 2 to install Windows in VMware Fusion. After Windows booted up, I encountered an error when I tried to activate the Windows Firewall from Control Panel:
System error 1075 has occurred.
The dependency service does not exist or has been marked for deletion.
A web search revealed that dozens of users had experienced this error in one form or another. To resolve my problem, I followed these instructions on Microsoft’s support site (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/839089):
1. Log on to the computer as an administrator.
2. Click Start, and then click Run. The Run dialog box appears.
3. In the Open box, type cmd, and then click OK to open the command prompt.
4. At the prompt, press the Enter key after typing the following command:
sc qc bits
This command shows all the dependencies of this service.
5. If dependency shows the LanmanWorkstation service, press the Enter key after typing the following command:
sc config bits depend= RpcSs
After entering these commands, I was able to activate the Windows Firewall in a normal manner.