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How To Re-install Windows Xp

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#1 ste9745


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Posted 12 July 2006 - 06:41 AM

Please help I have numerous viruses and error messages and am trying to reinstall windows xp and Norton internet security.I keep getting an error message saying my current version of windows is newer and it will not allow my to install xp.there is a continue button but it is greyed out ..Any ideas ??

I am trying to wipe my current settings because of the viruses using my re-installation disc.I have saved all data required to disc.Once the disc runs it offers to install it then I get the above error message with continu greyed out.

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#2 acklan


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Posted 12 July 2006 - 07:32 AM

Are you trying to clean install windows? Are you trying to do a Repair Install?
It sounds like you are trying to Repair Install over an updated version of XP. If you do not need to save any data I recommend you Wipe, Fomat, and clean install XP.
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Posted 12 July 2006 - 07:52 AM

More than likely the version of Windows XP you have does not have Service Pack 2 on it and there fore this makes it an older version. Are you trying to do a repair-install or a full install? I would suggest that you backup all of your important data to another media like CD-R or DVD first then do a full reinstall of Windows.

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