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Recovery Console XPpro SP1


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#1 Jami.Francis

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 10:44 PM

I just did a complete reinstall on a Toshiba Satellire A105 with a Retail (& legit) XP Pro SP1 disk. I'd like to install the Recovery Console at boot. I've done all the MS updates, and installed XP SP3. Now when I put my XP Pro SP1 disk in the cd/dvd drive to run :
\i386\winnt32.exe /cmdcons I get an error: Windows Setup - Setup cannot continue because the version of Windows on your computer is newer than the version on the CD.

Does anyone have an idea for a workaround?

Edited by Jami.Francis, 07 January 2010 - 10:45 PM.


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#2 Budapest

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 11:27 PM

You could create your own XP SP3 disk.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/slipstreaming-windows-xp-to-create-bootable-cd/
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#3 OldGrumpyBastard

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 05:33 AM

Another option:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/276527/how-to-create-a-bootable-xp-recovery-console-cd/
Does this look like an OldGrumpyBastard or what?

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 06:12 AM

Do both and someday you will be happy you did.

The link about making just the RC CD is not difficult, do it first to get some understanding and confidence and then do the slipstreaming one.

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