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Windows Xp installation

I have a CD of Windows XP  Service Pack 2... I am unable to install it...first, I boot from the CD to copy all those "required files",then, the  computer restarts,saying that the windows setup will start now...
it shows "Installing Devices",then,I set the password,local time, etc.
Then,it shows "Installing Devices"...this step is almost completed,when a blue screen error message pops up,saying"IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL"...what to do?

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Re: Windows Xp installation

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL is a hardware error.
might be processor is over heating or you have a bad ram.

please check this article for more explanation on this issue.

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I understand. Microsoft has cracked down on tracking software that are installed in computers by requiring a validationg of your install operating software.

Since the XP operating system was installed on the computer when you purchased the system. Who ever sold you the computer must provide the CD key for your XP software. This CD key is five groups of numbers and letters you must enter to send to Microsoft to validtae your XP software.

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Most users of Windows XP are using Windows XP service pack 2.
You can upgrade Windows XP service pack 2 by installing plain service pack 3.
This will upgrade and improve functionality to your current installation to Windows XP.
There are alot of versions of Windows XP Service pack 3 but i recommend downloading an official version from Microsoft's downloads center through the link below.

To after download is complete, install the file. Installation takes about 10 to 30 minutes depending on your system specifications.
If your current installation of Windows XP has too many errors, installation of service pack 3 may not be successful.
The solution to this is to reinstall your Operating System (OS) using your OS installation CD, then install Service pack 3.
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Windows Installer 3.1 Redistributable supports Windows 2000 with Service Pack 3 or later, Windows XP, Windows XP Service Pack 1, Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows Server 2003. Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 contains Windows Installer 3.1 and therefore can't be installed or upgraded by this redistributable.

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  4. Press F8 when it will be required.
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The product key is on the folder in which the genuine software disk was shipped to the buyer. MS Service Packs do not change the key nor should they require you to reinstall the key.
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You need to get a valid copy of the software.

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