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Windows updates has installed something onto my computer(I am thinking SP2 because it attempted to install it earlier yesterday and I chose not to install it...and i won't)...anyways, somewhere along the way it has installed someting and now it is asking me if I want to reboot my system for the installation to be completed...I am telling it not to but it keeps popping up asking me to let it reboot or I can do it later...

Is it possible to find out what it is in installed and can I reverse what it was that it installed?I am running XP

thanks in advance,

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Links2 said:
Windows updates has installed something onto my computer(I am thinking SP2 because it attempted to install it earlier yesterday and I chose not to install it...and i won't)...anyways, somewhere along the way it has installed someting and now it is asking me if I want to reboot my system for the installation to be completed...I am telling it not to but it keeps popping up asking me to let it reboot or I can do it later...

Is it possible to find out what it is in installed and can I reverse what it was that it installed?I am running XP

thanks in advance,

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Not sure if this will help, but here is how I would approach the situation.
First, take a snapshot of the list of programs in Add/Remove from the Control Panel. Also, you can download Belarc Advisor (its free), and install it to take an inventory of your installed software from Microsoft and 3rd parties. Next, you need to find the .html file under the Program Files\Belarc subfolder and rename the file as each time Belarc is run it writes over the same file name.
Then you can reboot to finish the installation, and most likely find out what it was that Windows Update installed, by running a new Add/Remove list and also rerunning Belarc Advisor again.

When you know what was installed, you can then proceed to uninstall it through the standard Add/Remove mechanism if it is in that list, and if not,
look for a .inf file related to the specific windows update that was installed in a Microsoft subfolder or Windows Update subfolder and right-click select uninstall for it - making sure it is the exact .inf related to the particular update you are interested in uninstalling.

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just a thought but won't system restore create a restore point for you to go back to.
 
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