Setup cannot continue because the version of Windows on your computer is newer than the version on the CD.

Setup cannot continue because the version of Windows on your computer is newer than the version on the CD.

When you run WINNT32.EXE, this message appears :
wincont

Alas the Continue button is greyed-out … usually you’d have to re-install from a CD boot !
But ! There is a work around.

Run REGEDIT.EXE and goto
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows

Add the key AppCompat ( if it doesn’t already appear ) :
Then, Add the DWORD value DisableEngine with a value of 1
appcompat

Exit Registry Editor.

Now, when you run WINNT32.EXE – it works !
winsetup
Credits :
http://greatemerald.xmpcommunity.com/index.php/articles/general-articles/56-windows-xp-installation-from-other-windows-versions.html?start=3

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