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Sometimes when windows xp service pack 3 is installed some devices may not work as well as they did before the installation. here is a guide to removing Service pack 3 and rolling back to Service Pack 2.

there are 3 types of ways you can remove the Service Pack :

Use the Add or Remove Programs application in the control panel

  • Click on the Start button in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  • Now click on Control Panel on the right had side of the menu
  • Select  Add or Remove Programs and a new window will appear
  • Tick the Show Updates box and scroll down to Windows XP Service Pack 3
  • Highlight it and click Remove


Use a removal wizard that is stored in a hidden folder

  • Click on the Start button in the bottom left hand corner of your screen
  • Click on My Computer and a new window will appear
  • Select Tools and click on Folder Options from the drop-down menu
  • Click on the View tab at the top of the new window
  • Scroll down to Show Hidden Files and Folders and make sure the radio button is ticked.
  • Click Apply and OK
  • Now open your Hard Disk Drive where Windows is installed usually (C:)
  • now open the next folders Windows > $NtServicePackUninstall$ > Spuninst
  • Click on Spuninst applacation
  • follow Uninstallation Wizard steps and let it restart your computer if needs be.



Restore to an earlier point

  • follow our post on how to do a system restore below. make sure you select a date just before you installed Windows XP Service Pack 3.


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