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Uninstall factory install W2K Server SP4

By saher ·
Purchased a Dell PowerEdge 6650 with Windows 2000 Server SP4 factory pre-installed. Need to either rollback to a SP2 or uninstall SP4 and be able to install SP2. Any suggestions ... thanks

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by BFilmFan In reply to Uninstall factory install ...

You can't roll back to SP2 with the OEM Windows.

You will need to purchase a license for Windows 2000 and install SP2, after formatting the hard disk.

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by scottsman In reply to Uninstall factory install ...

The way Dell does the build it does not have a method to rollback. Your CD that came with it is most likely SP4 and ol Bill will not let that roll back. So your options are. 1. reinstall with another version of W2000 (obviously if you use same key with different disk (if it works) you are violating the OEM aggrement leaving yourself open to audit) 2. call Dell maybe you can con them into sending you a SP2 disk or gold disk(not likely to happen though) 3. Address the reason why you need an older version of W2K. I would not want an unpatched Windows box in my production network.

Good Luck

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by D_V Ant In reply to Uninstall factory install ...

Since you have rejected the answer here twice, why not call Dell and ask them if it can be rolled back to SP2????

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