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Thread: uninstalling SP3

  1. #1
    Sulasno Guest

    uninstalling SP3

    was told by MS Support not to use Add/Remove when removing SP3 but instead
    to use System restore to revert to previous points prior to installing SP3.
    SInce I cannot revert to a previous point created by System point prior to
    installing SP3, I am thinking of reinstalling SP3 without remove it or
    remove it and then reinstall it. Which option would you guys recommend?



  2. #2
    realcestmoi Guest

    Re: uninstalling SP3

    Hi there,

    Did you use system restore in safe mode?

    Best regards,
    Michel Denie

    "Sulasno" <sulasnoXXX@Xmail.com> wrote in message
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    > was told by MS Support not to use Add/Remove when removing SP3 but instead
    > to use System restore to revert to previous points prior to installing
    > SP3. SInce I cannot revert to a previous point created by System point
    > prior to installing SP3, I am thinking of reinstalling SP3 without remove
    > it or remove it and then reinstall it. Which option would you guys
    > recommend?
    >




  3. #3
    normbal Guest

    RE: uninstalling SP3

    My system got into an endless loop of rebooting at the splash screen. It
    took several tries to get it to boot in plain SAFE mode. System Restore
    didn't work.

    I could NOT get to the windows control panel. What I COULD do was navigate
    to "program files\ccleaner" to open CCleaner and do an uninstall from there.
    Uninstall took almost as long as installing the package.

    hope this helps. I won't be running this update again any time soon.

    "Sulasno" wrote:

    > was told by MS Support not to use Add/Remove when removing SP3 but instead
    > to use System restore to revert to previous points prior to installing SP3.
    > SInce I cannot revert to a previous point created by System point prior to
    > installing SP3, I am thinking of reinstalling SP3 without remove it or
    > remove it and then reinstall it. Which option would you guys recommend?
    >
    >
    >


  4. #4
    PA Bear [MS MVP] Guest

    Re: uninstalling SP3

    Did you tell MS Support that you couldn't revert to a previous Restore
    Point?

    The above notwithstanding, I would do EXACTLY what MS Support told you to do
    and nothing else.
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
    AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
    DTS-L http://dts-l.net/


    Sulasno wrote:
    > was told by MS Support not to use Add/Remove when removing SP3 but instead
    > to use System restore to revert to previous points prior to installing
    > SP3.
    > SInce I cannot revert to a previous point created by System point prior to
    > installing SP3, I am thinking of reinstalling SP3 without remove it or
    > remove it and then reinstall it. Which option would you guys recommend?



  5. #5
    PA Bear [MS MVP] Guest

    Re: uninstalling SP3

    1. Continual reboots or can only boot into Safe Mode after installing WinXP
    SP3?
    See http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?p=187790#p187790 or simply rename
    INTELPMM.SYS to INTELPMM.OLD.

    2. Free unlimited installation and compatibility support is available for
    Windows XP, but only for Service Pack 3 (SP3), until 14 Apr-09. Chat and
    e-mail support is available only in the United States and Canada.

    • US:
    http://support.microsoft.com/oas/def...3&gprid=522131

    • CA:
    http://support.microsoft.com/oas/def...3&gprid=522131

    • UK:
    http://support.microsoft.com/oas/def...3&gprid=522131

    • AU:
    http://support.microsoft.com/oas/def...3&gprid=522131

    • Other: http://support.microsoft.com/oas/def...spx?gprid=1173 | select
    Windows XP | select Windows XP Service Pack 3
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
    AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
    DTS-L http://dts-l.net/

    normbal wrote:
    > My system got into an endless loop of rebooting at the splash screen. It
    > took several tries to get it to boot in plain SAFE mode. System Restore
    > didn't work.
    >
    > I could NOT get to the windows control panel. What I COULD do was
    > navigate
    > to "program files\ccleaner" to open CCleaner and do an uninstall from
    > there.
    > Uninstall took almost as long as installing the package.
    >
    > hope this helps. I won't be running this update again any time soon.

    <snip>


  6. #6
    in2it Guest

    RE: uninstalling SP3

    Hey Sulsano,

    Did MS Support say why not to use Add/Remove programs to get rid of SP3?
    It was my only option as I had been having issues with system restore
    previous to SP3. I used add/remove and my system works fine now...so far.
    Just curious in case I should be looking for an issue I'm not aware of.
    Thanks,
    Glenn

    "Sulasno" wrote:

    > was told by MS Support not to use Add/Remove when removing SP3 but instead
    > to use System restore to revert to previous points prior to installing SP3.
    > SInce I cannot revert to a previous point created by System point prior to
    > installing SP3, I am thinking of reinstalling SP3 without remove it or
    > remove it and then reinstall it. Which option would you guys recommend?
    >
    >
    >


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