Hi! Cant install Windows XP Pro because SP2 is already installed

By sophierozalia
Jan 10, 2006
  1. Hi! I cant install Windows XP Pro because SP2 is already installed. I receive an error message stating it cant install because a newer version is already installed. When I get to solutions it tells me to restart my computer and boot from the xp pro cd. I tried this a few times but still get the same message. *Keep in mind* *I may not have known what I was doing, as I am a novice at this.*

    not sure i completely understand how to change the boot order, do you just go in and edit the text? And the black start up screen, I got that after the order text change in bios, but I dont know what to do with it.

    i fear i've really messed up, the child needed to use word today for homework and its uninstalled and I cant fix it!

    Thank you for any help you can give--you are kind to help.

  2. hondas

    hondas TS Rookie

    what's your current windows? you have to access to bios in order to change the boot sequnce.
  3. spartanslayer

    spartanslayer TS Rookie Posts: 394

    Try uninstalling SP2.
  4. SultanGris

    SultanGris TS Booster Posts: 158

    what exactly are you trying to do? completly format reload windows? or load it over an existing instalation? does your current windows installation not working right?
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