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Re: Uninstall WIN XP PRO UPGRADE
Unfortunately you cannot "Uninstall an Upgrade" - Do you refer "Upgrade to SP2/ SP3 or WIN98 or WIN2000 to WIN XP? Please clarify? Regardless - you will have to reformat your PC and purchase a new license key as you have used the one on another PC or you should void the license on that PC and use it on the original PC.
In short unless you do not use the license key or purchase a new one, your PC will not log-in after 30 days and you will then have to activate again using telephonic assitance (if you modem and internet connection were no configured before the end of you activation period. There is now Un-install function. Sorry.
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Why up grade if XP Pro is working fine???????? The only time to up grade is when your existing OS is not compatible with some program you wish to run. Other than that you should stay with XP.
If you have to "upgrade" your best bet is Win 7 but that is a clean install, not an upgrade. Stay away from Vista, Win 8.1, 10 lest you have horrific issues with convenience, compatibility and/or drivers.
WMI is a part of Windows that allows other remote computers to control your own. This means that someone has infected your pc with a rootkit that has taken partial control of it. Good rootkits are virtually undetectable and practically impossible to remove. Recover all your files and do a full reinstall - when , during install, you will be asked what type of format do you want select full , not quick.
I recommend you to Purchase a key. Its good in the perspective of System Security and Stability. You will be able to get Online updates(Patches, Other Security Updates) as well as Online Customer Support with Upgraded Software.
From here you can do that easily. Windows XP Home Page. If you just want an Upgrade to your Previous product, then Just download and install the Service Pack2 (Now its time to upgrade with SP3 after you have upgraded to SP2. But still SP3 have compatibility issues with Hardware, Drivers and Applications)
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If the computer was upgraded, then go into START | CONTROL PANEL | ADD/REMOVE Programs, see if uninstall Windows XP Pro is there. If it is you can uninstall it and not loose anything and the computer will reveert back to the operating system that was on there, before th upgrade.
Sometimes it is there, sometimes not.
If that doesn't work, then go to START | CONTROL PANEL | ADD/REMOVE Programs | windows components, and take out any uneeded components. Also check your system tray (bottom right by the clock) and see if there are eny programs there that you can close or better still uninstall as they eat memory and slow down your system.
No, in terms of being ethical it means just removing the XP installation from the machine for which you do not have an appropriate license. Off course you run the risk on your own if not doing so, but you do not need to call.
When you installed the upgrade, if you chose not to save the needed files for later uninstalling, you may not be able to uninstall. Check the Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel. If the upgrade is listed, removing the upgrade should put you back to where you started. If not, you would have to do a full system restore from a full system backup (which hopefully you have), or backup your data files and then do a clean installation of the prior OS.