Is there any way to uninstall an PRO UPGRADE?
I installed by error, because I thought there was 3 licenses, now says I have 30 days left, or I need to buy a license.
Is there some way to remove, I have WIN XP HOME edition, sp2, as the default O/S.
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Re: Un-Install XP PRO Upgrade
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.
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You have a couple of choices. You can upgrade to version 4. It runs under Vista (and may be Win 7 compatible - worst case run with the compatibility mode enabled when you install (right click on the installer and see properties (Compatibility Tab, Run as Vista), then right click and run as administrator) Then repeat the compatibility command for the actual program).
Try the current program in the Compatibility mode (this is iffy for an XP and older code). Alternatively install a virtual computer with XP on the computer. Win7 Pro and Ultimate allow you to run XP mode for a free XP virtual computer. All other virtual computer programs require a paid license for XP to work. Then install and run the program in the virtual computer.
I was able to dig this up. Reference: http://4sysops.com/archives/tip-how-to-install-and-uninstall-a-program-in-safe-mode/
Run Windows in safe mode. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Minimal\ Create a registry key REG_SZ keyand call it MSIService and value data and call it Service, which is the windows installer. This will give you permission to uninstall windows service Pack 3 from add/remove programs while in safe mode.
With all instances of new software you must purchase a full version. I wish that you could get a dicount by turing in your old sofwares product key but that isnt the case. You must purchase full retail versions in order for everything to work as it should.
1. If you have antivirus, please disabled or uninstall it ( more recommended )
2. If you want to install windows xp. Use upgrade is recommended than new installation because it has high risk. If you use upgrade you need to uninstall all program first and backup your file.
3.If the problem persist, try to uninstall program that manage you PC. This program sometimes make your computer problem and contain virus.
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.
Uninstall Completlly!Restart pc!Go start run then type there msconfig starup AND desable all programs,Restart pc again and when u install change the directory.Sipmly crate one file and install there!!!!