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i was having some trouble with my computer so as as last resort i formatted my HD, i found later that, SP-1&2would not load, what is my problem and how do i fix it
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I think we're going to need a few more details.
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What error messages do you get?

What happens when you try to load them?

Do you have just Windows XP with no service pack? That can be dangerous!
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it says that the expected version of the product was not found on my computer,

it unpacks the info, but then when i go to open it it says that error message,

no i am not using a SP it wont let me install them

Edited by Stoic Guardian, 21 February 2007 - 05:44 PM.

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If you formatted your computer, then you wiped out Windows. If you have no Windows, you can't install Service Packs. Service Packs are not the Windows OS.

If you have the XP install CD, then you have to use that to reinstall Windows. After that, you can install the Sp's.

Edited by makai, 21 February 2007 - 06:08 PM.

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i have an OS but the SP's wont install
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So it seems that you are installing from a CD released before SP1. I suggest that you use the computer from which you are posting to make a complete XP CD, and clean install (with full formatting) from the newly created CD. I recently used Autostreamer to slipstream SP2 into my CD and the clean install was textbook. Free Autostreamer: http://www.softpedia...load-13918.html Autostreamer tutorial: http://www.simplygui...ostreamer.shtml You will need an ISO capable CD burning program. I used Deep Burner (free): http://www.deepburner.com/?r=download The procedure takes some time, but is straightforward. Copy the CD to file. Download (and save) the Service Pack, (I think that only SP2 will be required. I believe that it contains SP1, but confirm what you need from an authoritive source.) Then run autostreamer to create the total file, and finally burn the ISO file to a CD. Make sure that the machine upon which you want to install has its BIOS set to boot first from CD, put in the new disc and proceed with XP installation. Of course, activation will be required, and all updates since SP2 will be lacking. Not only will this give you a properly functioning XP, but then you will have a complete bootable XP CD for any possible future need.
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