The installer of a new home is probably not familiar with this code. It basically means the system has not updated the Windows installation. Windows installation errors have been around since Windows 2000, and this is the first time they are happening on Windows XP.
That’s one hell of a reason to upgrade. Windows XP has a whole bunch of security features built in that have not been tested on Windows Vista. It’s like they just got there.
The good news is that Vista’s security features are still in beta. So they are not perfect. But we still can’t use the new features in Windows XP. So Vista is a no-go.
The fix? Get Windows back to Windows XP. This is one of the reasons why it’s important for you to get XP right before trying Vista. And for that, I recommend the free upgrade to Vista SP1. It might be a tad bit more expensive than the XP upgrade, but it can fix a lot of security vulnerabilities in the XP operating system.
Of course, the fix is to get Windows back to XP. But before that, just be sure to check the security settings on the computer. If you don’t see any security features, you may need to run some additional programs to get things to work.
It’s quite possible that there are multiple security holes in XP that are not patched in Vista. If you find that the Windows security settings are not set to the correct ones, you can restore to XP by running the “Restore computer” option on the desktop. Just be sure that you have the security features all set to the correct ones.
I’m not sure if an XP version might be an issue though. If you installed Windows XP with a new drive, then you might not have the proper security settings.
That’s a good point. There are multiple security holes in Windows XP. If your computer is using an SSD for storage, chances are that security settings on that drive might be off. You can check your HDD’s security settings by opening the computer’s Control Panel, and clicking on the System and Security tab.
Well, it’s a good thing that I don’t have a Windows XP laptop or I’d be so bored. I love Windows XP, and I don’t want to give it up, but I also don’t want to give up the security options. After seeing how Windows 8 has all the security fixes for Windows XP, and how it’s a lot faster, I am definitely going to continue using it.
Its still annoying that there are some windows XP install errors that will let you know that the security settings on your drive might be off, but luckily they’ve made it easy to fix. Just reboot your computer, and if you’re using Windows XP then follow the instructions below. If you’re using Windows 8, you’ll want to use the same procedure, but instead of using the Control Panel, you’ll want to start by checking your computer for a BIOS update.