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sp3 install/uninstall problem

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by franktee, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. franktee

    franktee Flightless Bird

    Hi all
    I need to revert back to ie6 from ie7 but have to uninstall sp3 first.
    Here is my problem
    Winver and add or remove programs both tell me that SP3 is installed, but
    when I attempt to uninstall SP3 the computer tells me it cannot be unnstalled
    because it is NOT INSTALLED.
    Appreciate any helpful response.
    TIA.
    OS Winxp Pro, Media Center Edition
    franktee
    KWV
     
  2. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    What problems are you having that you think uninstalled IE7 might resolve?

    What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
    What third-party firewall (if any)?

    Has a(nother) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    computer?

    Did a Norton or McAfee free-trial come preinstalled on the computer when you
    bought it? (Doesn't matter if you never used or Activated it.)

    • How to remove Windows XP Service Pack 3 from your computer as a
    troubleshooting step
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950249
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    franktee wrote:
    > I need to revert back to ie6 from ie7 but have to uninstall sp3 first.
    > Here is my problem
    > Winver and add or remove programs both tell me that SP3 is installed, but
    > when I attempt to uninstall SP3 the computer tells me it cannot be
    > unnstalled because it is NOT INSTALLED.
    > Appreciate any helpful response.
    > TIA.
    > OS Winxp Pro, Media Center Edition
     
  3. Ǝиçεl

    Ǝиçεl Flightless Bird

    How to remove Windows XP SP3 from your computer
    <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950249>


    "franktee" wrote:

    > Hi all
    > I need to revert back to ie6 from ie7 but have to uninstall sp3 first.
    > Here is my problem
    > Winver and add or remove programs both tell me that SP3 is installed, but
    > when I attempt to uninstall SP3 the computer tells me it cannot be unnstalled
    > because it is NOT INSTALLED.
    > Appreciate any helpful response.
    > TIA.
    > OS Winxp Pro, Media Center Edition
    > franktee
    > KWV
     
  4. franktee

    franktee Flightless Bird

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

    > What problems are you having that you think uninstalled IE7 might resolve?
    >
    > What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    > subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
    > What third-party firewall (if any)?
    >
    > Has a(nother) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    > computer?
    >
    > Did a Norton or McAfee free-trial come preinstalled on the computer when you
    > bought it? (Doesn't matter if you never used or Activated it.)
    >
    > • How to remove Windows XP Service Pack 3 from your computer as a
    > troubleshooting step
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950249
    > --
    > ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    > MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    >
    >
    > franktee wrote:
    > > I need to revert back to ie6 from ie7 but have to uninstall sp3 first.
    > > Here is my problem
    > > Winver and add or remove programs both tell me that SP3 is installed, but
    > > when I attempt to uninstall SP3 the computer tells me it cannot be
    > > unnstalled because it is NOT INSTALLED.
    > > Appreciate any helpful response.
    > > TIA.
    > > OS Winxp Pro, Media Center Edition

    >
    > .
    > Problem solved

    Did a repair install which returned me to ie6 and sp2.
    Then reinstalled sp3.
    Thanks for all responses.
     
  5. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    franktee wrote:
    >>> I need to revert back to ie6 from ie7 but have to uninstall sp3 first.
    >>> Here is my problem
    >>> Winver and add or remove programs both tell me that SP3 is installed,
    >>> but
    >>> when I attempt to uninstall SP3 the computer tells me it cannot be
    >>> unnstalled because it is NOT INSTALLED.
    >>> Appreciate any helpful response.

    OS Winxp Pro, Media Center Edition
    >>
    >> What problems are you having that you think uninstalled IE7 might
    >> resolve?
    >>
    >> What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    >> subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than
    >> Defender)? What third-party firewall (if any)?
    >>
    >> Has a(nother) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    >> computer?
    >>
    >> Did a Norton or McAfee free-trial come preinstalled on the computer when
    >> you bought it? (Doesn't matter if you never used or Activated it.)
    >>
    >> • How to remove Windows XP Service Pack 3 from your computer as a
    >> troubleshooting step
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950249
    >>

    >
    > Problem solved
    > Did a repair install which returned me to ie6 and sp2.
    > Then reinstalled sp3.


    [OK, we'll bottom-post]

    Good luck with that!

    • How to perform a repair installation of Windows XP if a later version
    of Internet Explorer is installed
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917964

    See this recent, related discussion:
    http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.windowsxp.general/browse_frm/thread/de6ac8ecded1e8ac
    --
    ~PA Bear
     

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