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Windows XP: Service Pack 2 (Uninstalled)

By lagcaoili ·
My windows update fails after installing Service Pack 2. I wasn't able to update .Net patches. I went to Add/Remove and uninstalled Service pack 2 and now my IE is toasted. My brower is dead. I download Firefox as my browser and tried to install IE 6 and the IE setup fail. Is there still hope to install IE and have my windows update working again?

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by BFilmFan In reply to Windows XP: Service Pack ...

Do an in-place recovery of Windows XP.

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

Replace all service packs afterwards.

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by Blackcurrant In reply to Windows XP: Service Pack ...

Also, even if you decide to use Firefox, you will still need to use I.E. for Windows Updates, so don't get rid of I.E.

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by lagcaoili In reply to Windows XP: Service Pack ...

Thank you very much for the solution. I did a repair to my Windows XP Pro and was able to do Windows Update and browse the internet via IE. This was a big help because I didn't have to install any of my original programs.

Unfortunately, I have two critical updates that
failed. They are Microsoft .Net Framework 1.1 SP1 and Microsoft .Net Framework 1.0 SP3. At this time, the system tried to install Windows XP SP 2 but failed.

Do you have any solutions?

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