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Problems installing XP SP3


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#1 EducatedGuess

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 10:06 PM

I am trying to install XP Service Pack 3 on an older Gateway laptop, and keep getting the following error message: "Service Pack 3 setup cannot update a checked (debug) system with a free (retail) version of Service Pack 3 or vice versa."

Can someone tell me a way around this error, or send me a link to a usable and uploadable version of XP SP3? I am installing Turbo Tax to do my taxes, and it won't run the install till I have my OS updated to SP3. Thanks very much.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 10:37 PM

Hi -
Are you installing on a genuine M/soft system. or was this a Torrent / Non Genuine install to start with ??

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 10:42 PM

Try this:

Go to start---> run and type regedit. Hit enter.

Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

In right-side pane look for a String value "CurrentType". Change its value to Checked and if its already set to Checked, then set it to Free and click on OK.

Quit regedit.

Restart.

Try reinstalling SP3.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 10:59 PM

noknojon:

I'm pretty sure it's a genuine OEM installed off a Gateway CD.

Knight_of_BAAWA:

When I go to that location in regedit, in the right pane, here is what it says:

ab CurrentType Reg_SZ Uniprocessor Free

I'm sorry, I don't see anywhere to check or uncheck this function. Am I looking in the right place?

Thanks to both of you for responding so quickly. I still can't install XP SP3 at this point. Any more ideas?

Thanks Again,
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Posted 16 January 2012 - 12:04 AM

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic146857.html
Just a FYI - Have you read the BleepingComputer link to SP3 at the top of the XP forum (also linked above)

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 12:26 AM

Is the SP3 installer named windowsxp-kb936929-sp3-x86-debug-enu.exe? If so you downloaded the wrong package: Windows XP Service Pack 3, Checked Build

This installation package is intended for IT professionals and developers downloading to a machine intending to debug or develop software on Windows XP Service Pack 3.


You need to d/l WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe from the following link. Windows XP Service Pack 3 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers or download/install thru Windows Update.

I'm sorry, I don't see anywhere to check or uncheck this function. Am I looking in the right place?


What Knight of Baawa is suggesting is that you change the value of the string to "Checked" not to physically check or uncheck an item.

Hope this helps. :)



Edited by Union_Thug, 16 January 2012 - 12:44 AM.





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