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Un-Install XP PRO Upgrade

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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  • technet Apr 19, 2008

    You are correct, it does not show in the ADD/REMOVE



    so I either pay the $199 or restore from ORIG CD, correct?



    Thanks

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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.

Posted on Apr 19, 2008

  • Cheryl Whalen Apr 19, 2008

    Do you have a backup from before the upgrade was done? Or, in the alternative, do you have the original CD / restore CD that came with your PC?



    What is $199 for?

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