going from xp service pack 3 to service pack 2


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Creemania

I upgraded my XP system to windows service pack 3. My programs wont
run on windows service pack 3. I now want to go back to windows service
pack 2. How is this done....?

Thanks in advance.
 
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PA Bear [MS MVP]

What programs won't run in WinXP SP3?

How to remove Windows XP Service Pack 3 from your computer:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950249

Free unlimited installation and compatibility support is available for
Windows XP, but only for Service Pack 3 (SP3) and *only until* 14 Apr-09.
Go to http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=1173 | select
"Windows XP" then select "Windows XP Service Pack 3"

Note that free installation and *compatibility* support for SP3 ends on 14
April 2009. If SP3 isn't installed by April 2010, the machine will not be
offered any further critical security updates.
 
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Patrick Keenan

Creemania said:
I upgraded my XP system to windows service pack 3. My programs wont
run on windows service pack 3. I now want to go back to windows service
pack 2. How is this done....?

Thanks in advance.

The best plan would be to contact the vendors of those rare apps that won't
run on SP3 and get versions that do.

Otherwise, just uninstall SP3.

What apps do you have that won't run on SP3?
 
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Richard in AZ

|I upgraded my XP system to windows service pack 3. My programs wont
| run on windows service pack 3. I now want to go back to windows service
| pack 2. How is this done....?
|
| Thanks in advance.

Using the Add/Remove Programs tool in the Control Panel.
Uninstall SP3
 
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Kayman

I upgraded my XP system to windows service pack 3. My programs wont
run on windows service pack 3. I now want to go back to windows service
pack 2. How is this done....?

You'll need to upgrade to SP3 by 2010 or you won't be able receiving vital
and pertinent security updates/patches for your WinXP operating system.

Why Service Packs are Better Than Patches.
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/archive/community/columns/security/essays/srvpatch.mspx?mfr=true

Description of Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/832671

How to troubleshoot an unsuccessful installation of WinXP SP3
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950718

How to remove Windows XP Service Pack 3 from your computer
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950249

Steps to take before you install Windows XP Service Pack 3
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950717

Windows XP Service Pack 3 Overview
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...ad-bc34-40be-8d85-6bb4f56f5110&displaylang=en

Information about Windows XP Service Pack 3
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936929

The hard disk space requirements for Windows XP Service Pack 3
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947311

Some third-party programs may experience a change in functionality after
you install Windows XP Service Pack 3
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947309

How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389

Service Pack 3 Resource Page
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/bb794714.aspx

Good luck :)
 

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