September 22nd, 2002, 18:14 PM
I can't uninstall SP1 Build 2600 !
I have downloaded the final release of windows XP1 from MS. Until now I have been running this beta version which leaves a lovely little message above my task bar which says Windows XP Professional for testing purposes only. Build 2600.020802-1900
9Service Pack 1, v.1090) I attempted to install the newest SP1 release over this to no avail . It seemed to install but the damn message is still on my desktop. I then attempted to uninstall SP1 as I downloaded the uninstall files with newest version but I am still left with this beta version. How can I uninstall this completely so I can install the final SP1 release ?
September 22nd, 2002, 19:08 PM
To remove the "for testing purposes....." message,download the attached file,unzip it,and double click the reg file to enter it in the registry.
Or you can try this method:
Go to start, run, type certmgr.msc
and press enter, then lookup this (see pic).Delete the entry by right clicking it and selecting delete.Then reboot.
(thanks to Bink)
Last edited by Reverend; September 22nd, 2002 at 19:29 PM.
September 22nd, 2002, 23:10 PM
It would be better to have no traces of the Beta SP1 if you are going to install the final version. My suggestion, reformat and clean-install Windows XP then install the final SP1.
September 23rd, 2002, 02:25 AM
I second conan's suggestion...even though rev's will work fine. but with an OS sp1 change I would start from scratch so you start fresh to save you later headaches.
September 23rd, 2002, 13:24 PM
all bets are off...
Can you third an opinion? Because if you can then I third Conan's advice.
September 23rd, 2002, 14:27 PM
i couldnt uninstall the beta of sp1
so i installed sp1 final overtop
no problems to report
but i think its best to do a fresh install