Reverting to XPSP1 from XPSP2

  Observer 10:52 25 Dec 2005

I want to revert to XPSP1 from 2 to restablish the original identity of my computer so that I can reload Offic 97 complete with its Access.

1. Is it possible?
2. I have an 80GB drive to mirror my current programs and data (excluding the Office 97 suite which I will uninstall from the current XPSP2 format)
3. I have the original Windows XPSP1 disk.

What routine should I use if it is possible.

  kro 11:00 25 Dec 2005

Go to "control panel/add/remove programs" - remove "windows xp service pack 2" - it takes a considerable length of time.

Are you sure you need to remove sp2 to reinstall Office 97? It doesn't cause any conflicts with Office 2003.

  bremner 11:19 25 Dec 2005

A sledgehammer to crack a nut. I have run 97 on SP2 for ages with no problem.

Tell us the problem and we may be able to solve it.

  Forum Editor 11:28 25 Dec 2005

as others have said, so why do you need to uninstall SP2?

  Strawballs 22:54 25 Dec 2005

Iwould be reluctant to revert back to SP1 because SP2 closed quite a few security holes

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