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Dimension 5100 and windows xp pro SP3 clean install

Hi Dimension 5100 2gb ddr2 current bios Purchased a new drive for a family member and did a clean install of Windows xp Pro SP3 full not upgrade (original had Windows home). Well everything installs correctly until it reboots and goes to the windows xp logo and bar (left to right) then it stops and nothing happens. In safe mode can only go to safemode (not with networking as it stalls). Read up it has to do with SP3 so used an old original windows xp pro disc (non SP1-3) and everything installed correctly and it even went to the desktop without problems. Tried SP2 upgrade and still worked. Can't use this disc as it is mine (through university) and his is the xp pro SP3 one. So how can i install windows if his pc has problems with SP3 and his disc has SP3 integrated? Any help will be greatly appreciated. I have installed many pc's with xp vista w7 very old (dimension 4100) to current without any problems but this is the first time I'm stumped. Thanks all and sorry for such a long question.

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I was able to dig this up.
Reference: http://4sysops.com/archives/tip-how-to-install-and-uninstall-a-program-in-safe-mode/

Run Windows in safe mode.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Minimal\
Create a registry key REG_SZ key and call it MSIService and value data and call it Service, which is the windows installer. This will give you permission to uninstall windows service Pack 3 from add/remove programs while in safe mode.

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Without the disk you cannot upgrade to Windows XP Pro, because both Windows XP Home and Windows XP Professional are two different edition / version.

So if you want to upgrade your current operating system from Windows XP Home then you have to spend money to buy Windows XP Pro

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