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remove SP3 win 2000 server

By tuando_99 ·
Hi all,

How can I remove SP3 win 2000 and then SP2 win 2000 server?


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by djrampant In reply to remove SP3 win 2000 serve ...

When you installed SP3 (assuming you did and it was not already on the server cd) you had an option to backup existing files so you could uninstall it.

If you didn't tick this box windows won't be able to uninstall it as it has overwritten the files from SP2.

I would ask however how come you want to uninstall SP3 in the first place, as I have found it to be the most stable Win2k SP to date.

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by tuando_99 In reply to

What I mean is this "Using scripting, ... or MS WIN console to remove sp3 WIN 2000 SERVER"

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by rawright In reply to remove SP3 win 2000 serve ...

Why would you want to do this? Is SP3 causing problems for you? I've been running nothing but Windows 2000 on my machines since the beta 3 version was available, and each incremental update got better until SP3. That caused some minor headaches, but nothing serious. SP4 fixed those errors and made it the most stable OS I've ever used since DOS.

I suggest upgrading, rather than downgrading your installation.

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