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I'm trying to reinstall Windowsxp on my Dell dimension 8200. After putting the CD in and it comes up on the screen I click on install Windows XP and then a window pops up that says set up can not continue because my Windows version is newer than the one on the CD. I set the correct order in BIOS, saved changes, and restarted the computer but it won't load the CD. Do I have to be logged into Windows for this to work?

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If your using the restore or re-installation CD that came with your DELL computer just boot off the CD.
it will reformat the computer and your data will be lost if you do a fresh install off the CD.
Do not boot into windows and use the CD from there.
make sure you set the bios to boot off the CD follow the instructions on screen to reinstall windows.

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All you have to do is to get another xp cd to instsll your system.i guess the one you are using is bad.

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You will need to boot to the Windows Disk and run a repair install to resolve this error. If that does not resolve the error you will need to format and reinstall Windows. Follow the steps below to run a Repair Install.

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note.gif HINT: The CD that you need to place in your CD or DVD drive is titled Operating System.
  1. Turn off the computer, and then turn the computer on again.

  2. When the blue Dell logo appears, press immediately.

If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Microsoft Windows desktop. Then shut down the computer and try again.
  1. Use the arrow keys to select the CD-ROM option, and then press .

  2. When the Windows XP Setup screen appears, press to select To set up Windows now.

  3. Read the information in the License Agreement window, and then press on your keyboard to agree with the license information.

  4. If your computer already has Windows XP installed and you want to recover your current Windows XP data, type r to select the repair option, and then go to step 15.

If you want to install a new copy of Windows XP, press to select the fresh copy option, and then press on the next screen to select the highlighted partition (recommended). Then follow the instructions on the screen.

The Windows XP Setup screen appears and Windows XP begins to copy files and install the devices. The computer automatically restarts multiple times before it requires additional input.
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  3. Enter your name and organization in the Personalize Your Software screen, and then click Next.

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  2. Remove the CD from the drive.

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