Reinstall Windows XP

By Vernon L. Gratt ยท 5 replies
Jun 5, 2005
  1. Hi guys,

    I have a problem. I want to reinstall my home edition of windows xp and I keep getting a message that tells me it cannot install newer version detected. What'g going on? I"ve downloaded some freeware programs, so could this be the probl;em?
    Vernon Gratt
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6


    Is that feedback or a suggestion?
  3. Vernon L. Gratt

    Vernon L. Gratt TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi guys,

    Didn't understand a word you said. My windows xp home edition won't do a reinstall. A messages comes telling me that windows. cannot install never version detected. It's the same version I've always had. I've downloaded some new programs. Could this be the problem? HELP!

  4. meatologist

    meatologist TS Rookie Posts: 134

    Windows XP newer version detected

    i had the same problem.

    you have downloaded and installed updates from the microsoft site...therefore your installation is newer than that of the CD you have...

    you could try going into Add/Remove Programs and uninstall all the Hotfixes and updates that have been applied to your machine.

    Usually called something imaginative like Windows XP Hotfix - KBXXXXX

    uninstall all of those suckers.... and uninstall Service Pack 2 if you've installed that too....

    i tried it - it worked on 1 machine, but not the other......

    remember to reboot once you've uninstalled all those.

    Alternatively - FDISK is your friend.....
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Have you tried doing a Windows repair install, as per this thread HERE

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  6. Bipolar_Gargoyl

    Bipolar_Gargoyl TS Rookie Posts: 71

    I just went thru that. try to restart and boot from your cd. Thats what i had to do... just this :giddy:

    :eek: Bipolar
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