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xp3 to xp2 after slipstream installation


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After having created a slipstream cd using xp-sp2 with the sp3 update, I would like to drop sp3 and work in an sp2 environment. Thus I don't
have a roll-back solution.

How can I create this sp2 environment without reinstalling from scratch?
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Only if SP3 was added separately can you remove it later. If it's a slipstream installation you can't.
You'll only get back to SP2 by re-installing from scratch, but since SP3 incorporated a raft of updates & fixes, why would you want to get rid of it?
It improved Windows loading time as well for many users (compared to RTM & SP2 versions) - me included.

Edited by phillipcorcoran, 18 November 2010 - 03:16 PM.

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Because this wifi connection pb is a well known pain with sp3. I don't want to spend too much time on this so I'll pbly resort to install sp2 from scratch.
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I don't want to spend too much time on this so I'll pbly resort to install sp2 from scratch.


I don't believe that phillipcorcoran meant that you can remove SP3 by just re-installing SP2.

It doesn't work that way. As stated " if slipstreamed, you need to reformat and re-load the OS".
If SP3 was installed as an addon "after" SP2 then you can uninstall it.
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So that settles it. Thank you all for your replies.
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