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XP Home --> XP Pro, error message

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by beaumontdvd, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. beaumontdvd

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    Hi all, just thought I would upgrade my pc to xp pro to practice for a few more exams. Basically the error I get from running setup through desktop is "setup cannot continue because the version of Windows on your computer is newer than the version on the CD" Which is incorrect because I ran winver.exe and it states I am running windows xp home.

    I have used three differnt xp pro cds and one iso image so it is definatly not the cd. I just cant think of how to fix it?

    The error appears after clicking install windows xp

    Hope someone can help,

    thanks,
     
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  2. ChrisH1979

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    What version is slip streamed into the CD? It might be that your using sp2 source to try and upgrade a sp3 install. I have never come across this, but it sounds plausible.
     
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  3. beaumontdvd

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    Its the complete basic version so it will be sp2? As thats what I am studying for at the moment. It seems odd to me but I also have a problem with IE when It opens its acting like theres no internet connection so i downloaded firefox. Ive disabled all add ons and ran a full scan on spybot,avg,windows defender. Removed a few infections but still no internet explorer. Also downloaded it and installed which replaced the old one but still not working.
     
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  4. JonnyMX

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    Sounds about right.

    Unless you can find an SP2/3 disk, you might need to do a clean install.
     
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  5. DC Pr0Mo

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    Download sp3 and create an xp pro sp3 cd by slipstream, than try upgrade, or if possible you may be able to uninstall sp3 from your current install through add/remove programs and then try upgrade.

    First you need to find out what service pack is installed on your current setup.
     
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  6. beaumontdvd

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    I thought deleting it in add/remove programs may be easier, but just has service pack 3 and no remove button next to it? Or will it be the 25 separate updates above it for example kb980195 ect? would i need to remove them separatly?
     
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  7. JonnyMX

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    Don't think you can remove a service pack mate. :(
     
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  8. DC Pr0Mo

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  9. beaumontdvd

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    Thanks mate ill give it a go, yeah you can remove it I read it in the revision book this morning 8) lol
     
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  10. DC Pr0Mo

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    Try method 2 in the link I posted if there is no remove options. Just tested on my work laptop, no remove option, but using method 2 in link started sp3 remove wizard.
     
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  11. Sparky
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    Do you have the original XP home CD\DVD that came with your PC? Might be worth starting over with that and then run the upgrade to Pro.
     
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  12. beaumontdvd

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    Thanks mate will give it a go now, Sparky what do you mean about using the home cd? I do have that to hand if that helps could you explain? I need to to a straight upgrade as I have a lot of files that would take a while to backup.
     
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  13. Sparky
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    Just thought the original disk may have no service packs on it so you would be able to upgrade from a clean build of XP home.
     
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  14. beaumontdvd

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    Yeah sounds like a good idea mate, but you can't downgrade by installing the o/s without doing a fresh install can you?
     
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  15. Sparky
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    No you would be starting over. Can be hassle if you loads of apps installed etc.
     
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  16. beaumontdvd

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    Yeah would be hassle mate as I have everything in the right place, I could do a fresh install through inserting the xp cd through the desktop OS but just cant upgrade so it would be easier to do that if I was going to do a fresh install. Thanks for the help though mate just going to find that hidden pack uninstall shortcut let you know how it goes.
     
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  17. bazzawood30

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    I have had the same problem in the past i just did a clean install.

    You could have set up a dual boot system, then done all your practice work on a seperate partition protecting your live OS.
     
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  18. Sparky
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    Good point mate.
     
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  19. beaumontdvd

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    Dc promo it worked fine mate thanks, anyone else having the same problem run method 2 of the link given above and remove service pack 3 disable automatic download updates for the time being and run xppro install again and it works fine as the upgrade option. For some reason service pack 3 on xp home cannot be upgraded to xp pro service pack 2. Thanks for all the help everyone!
     
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  20. DC Pr0Mo

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    Nice one, Just out of interest m8, why dont you set up XP pro on virtual PC, would be a better enviroment to test in.
     
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