When your computer restarts during the SP2 update by using the OOBE (Out Of Box Experience) interface, you receive:

Windows XP Setup is incompatible with this version of Windows. For more information, contact Microsoft.

This problem occurs because Hewlett-Packard computers install the Recovery Console by using the SP1 files from %SystemRoot%\I386.

To resolve this issue:

1. Copy / Paste the following into Notepad:

REGEDIT4

\[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\]
"2056 cloaker.exe"=-

\[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\]
"2248 cmd.exe"=-

\[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\]
"2272 cloaker.exe"=-


2. Save the Notepad files as cloaker.txt.

3. Rename the cloaker.txt file to cloaker.reg.

4. Open a CMD.EXE windows and type:

regedit /s cloaker.reg.