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How to remove updated programs of Windows after installing Service Pack2 (SP2) in Windows XP?

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  • After installing Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), the updated programs of Windows cannot display in Add or Remove Programs.
  • How to uninstall Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)?

After installing Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), patches of Windows and Service Pack can not display in default setting of Add or Remove Programs.

If user wants to uninstall updated programs of Windows, user can uninstall them after updated programs display.


Regarding problems which occurred after installing Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), please refer to the related solutions below.


Regarding operation steps, please refer to the information below.

  1. Click Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel.

  2. Check Show updates at the top of Add or Remove Programs page.

  3. When updated programs appear, user can select programs which user wants to uninstall and click Remove.

  4. Uninstall programs according to the displayed hints on the screen.
    The displayed hints may vary for different programs which user wants to uninstall.

Note
Generally, updated programs of Windows can improve system security.
Therefore, PC security may be affected if the updated programs are uninstalled.


Reference
Please refer to the following technical information from Microsoft.

Article ID 875350
Last Review 2005/12/19
Title How to remove Windows XP Service Pack 2 from your computer?
Link http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875350/en-us