Windows Update, ala Service Pack 2 and otherwise

By Krul
Mar 20, 2006
  1. Is there any way to trick Windows XP Home into thinking there are no MS Updates, for SP 2 or otherwise, installed so you can force it reinstall damaged updates? The uninstall links are missing for some updates, including the one for SP2, and my system is being more than a little flaky. However, I'd rather NOT have to de=partition the drive and start over, as that would mean a lot of tiresome backing up I would MUCH rather avoid. :)
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    One way of getting rid of the updates, is to do a windows repair, as per this thread HERE.

    That will reset your Windows installation to whatever version is on your Windows cd.

    After the repair is finished, you can then download and install the updates again.

    Regards Howard :)
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