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repair from disc not possible,newer version on c drive.

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Bought a plug in memory to avoid getting a new laptop. Moved things that shouldn't have been moved and deleted something that was needed.Files had 0 bytes in them so dufus removed them. Anyway i can not reinstall from my xp disc as install program says i have a newer version on the c drive.I need to do a repair to get these files back but have no abitity to do so.... help.
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Since XP was originally installed you have probably added a 'Service Pack' (SP1, SP2, or SP3) which makes it newer than the CD version, which is why the CD won't install. If you want to do repair to preserve your files you'll have to find somebody who has a CD containing the same version of Windows as your installed version (ie the same service pack). Ask them if you can borrow it to do a repair. This is quite legal since you are not using it to install Windows.

Tutorial - Windows XP Repair: http://www.michaelst...pairinstall.htm
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