Removal of SP3?

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HandleX

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A while back I installed a fresh copy of Microsoft Windows XP Pro preloaded with SP3. At the time i did not notice that it was preloaded, i am now having issues and have loaded numerous amounts of data onto my pc.

So far my search to remove sp3 without previous service packs or upgrades have not been good.

I was wondering if there is a way to removing/downgrading the sp3 from windows xp even though there is no history of previous service packs or upgrades? Or will i have to reinstall this os with sp2 to fix my problem?
 

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If SP3 was included with the Windows install, you can't remove it. If you post more information on the problems you're experiencing, I'm sure we can offer some assistance. I wouldn't think all the problems would be caused by SP3.
 
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Sorry to hear about your problem, but I am pretty much in the same boat. I had lost System Restore on my machine(posted here and elsewhere) but could not get resolved. Decided to do complete reinstall. Could not find disk. Was Home XP with SP2. Bought new OEM disk and installed. Found out later SP3 was preinstalled. Had been keeping away from it at Windows Updates because I did not want it. Now(thanks to DoubleHelixs answer to you, I know that I am stuck with it. Good luck on your problem.
 
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