I am trying to instal xp but the process stalls when I get a message telling me that files from the SP2 disk are required. Inserting the SP2 CD in the drive and clicking OK has no effect. The Windows knowledge base suggests a workaround where the instalation is an upgrade but not where (as here) it is a clean instalation. In any event I cannot (as the KB suggests) run regedit.exe as I get the message "the system cannot execute the specified programme". Help!
Problem now solved. I had to resort to re-installing from the disc which came with the laptop when I bought it (which turned out to be an unlcensed copy) rather than from my legitimate copy of XP, and then download the new authorisation code from the Microsoft website.
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