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Thread: I can't uninstall SP1 Build 2600 !

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    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 ?

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    Head Honcho Administrator Reverend's Avatar
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    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.
    Then reboot.

    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.

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    Techzonez Governor Super Moderator Conan's Avatar
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    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.

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    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.



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    all bets are off... TZ Veteran SupaStar's Avatar
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    Can you third an opinion? Because if you can then I third Conan's advice.

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    Precision Processor Super Moderator egghead's Avatar
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    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
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