My original XP Pro disc is SP2. I've updated to SP3 and now I have corrupted files and need to repair windows with the disc.

My original XP Pro disc is SP2. I've updated to SP3 and now I have corrupted files and need to repair windows with the disc. When I put disc SP2 in it tells me that it is a work old version and custom. How to make a disc with SP3 top to repair my OS?



I suggest you to uninstall Service Pack 3 temporarily on your computer.

How to remove Windows XP Service Pack 3 from your computer

Later, try to repair the computer with the Windows XP disc and check if it works.

Later, reinstall the Service Pack 3 after the computer repair.

Reference: Description of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 System File Checker (Sfc.exe)

Hope the helps of information.

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