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Remoing Service Pack 2


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I want to uninstall Service Pack 2, but i cant seem to find it in the Add/Remove of control panel where i usually used to find it. What can i do now to remove it?
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Tick show updates in add / remove

Repairing XP will remove it also, if you remove it straight from add / remove it usually stops a few things running properly whereas XP repair will remove it and check files are OK

You can use these to repair XP

XP Repair Install

Or here if you are unable to run XP Repair Install

Alternative XP Repair Install Method

Use Windows Installation CD to repair the current installation, from the list, which uses a slightly different method

Windows XP repair feature won't delete your data, installed programs, personal information, or settings. It just repairs the operating system

After running XP Repair you will need to install all Windows Updates

Microsoft Update
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Actually after having a second look at my Add/Remove folder, i can see something very strange is going on. I cant seem to find many applications listed, like "Real Player", "Window Media Player", and some games.
Their are also some strange things listed which cannot be removed, things like "copy", "printscreen", "overland", "scan", "QFolder".... what on earth is going on???????

Edited by aalh004, 04 December 2005 - 04:27 PM.

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Please go here:

Malware Removal Guide

Run all the programmes as advised then post a current Hijack This Log in a new topic in the Malware Forum

For the purpose of accurate malware analysis, Hijack This Logs are only dealt with in the Malware Forum. Posting them anywhere else will result in a delayed response

If you are unable to run any of the programmes, ask for advice in the Malware Forum
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Do you think my problem is from malware??
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If you have things listed which you didn't install, and if no one else has used the PC it is worth checking

You can see what you have after SP2 is off, though is there a specific reason for that

Using XP repair to remove SP2 is the least destructive way of doing it
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i did all the malware procedure, then i repaired windows, but all did nothing. I am still unable to find applications in Add/Remove.

Edited by aalh004, 04 December 2005 - 08:21 PM.

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Download Real Player then any others which are missing

http://www.filehippo...oad_realplayer/

http://www.filehippo...s_media_player/
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