Deployment Trick when you are given error during install on XP SP3. The installer expects XP SP2 and it is fixated.
For the message "the version of Windows XP is incompatible with this patch", there is a fix I’ve successfully used.
tip found here:
where in the registry you simply flip the CSDVersion data value from 0x300
(SP3) to 0x200 (SP2)
key at: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Windows