I have Windows XP, SP3. I have been trying to carry out a repair install. BIOS is set to load from CD first, and I tap key at appropriate time, but Windows loads as normal. Running the installation CD from within Windows (right-click on 'My Computer')I get the Message "Setup cannot continue because the version of Windows on your computer is newer than the version on your CD"
I have read, but not understood, slipstreaming. Is there a simpler way that a novice can follow?
I had never carried out slipstreaming before, but I found this: click here
Using that free software it was honestly dead easy. All you need is a Windows XP CD. The version isn't important, but it must be a valid XP CD with the product key. You also need to have the SP3 file downloaded from Microsoft - click here
Autostreamer talks you through the process very clearly, and you'll end up with a slipstreamed version of XP SP3. You then need to burn this to a CD as an ISO file. If you don't have software that can do this, click here
Process worked ok for a while, installed Autostreamer, 'loaded' Xp, dowloaded and saved SP3, but when I tried to 'load' SP3 into Autostreamer window I keep getting message "Error 70: Permission denied". Why are computers never easy!