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Windows Setup could not configure Windows to run

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by GatewayJames, Nov 11, 2018.

  1. GatewayJames

    GatewayJames Thread Starter

    Nov 11, 2018
    Hi Everyone,

    I have an older Gateway desktop with XP.

    XP crashed and failed to restart or repair automatically, safe mode would also not engage.

    I was able to run a factory restore with saving my files to a back up. However, when XP goes to install from this factory restore I get the following message.

    "Windows Setup could not configure Windows to run on this computer's hardware"

    I do not have the XP cds, any help please would be super appreciated.

    Thank you,

    Last edited: Nov 11, 2018
  2. lunarlander


    Sep 21, 2007
    You can try contacting Gateway and ask them for a restore disk. But XP is old and discontinued., so they may not stock it.

    Now's the time to upgrade your computer.
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