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How can I uninstall Vista SP1 RC1

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Old 03-07-2008
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How can I uninstall Vista SP1 RC1
Whenever I attempt to uninstall the Vista SP1, it gives me the error "vista
sp1 service pack did not uninstall. reverting changes". I cannot do a clean
install as the only media I have is a Express Upgrade Disk...please help!
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Old 03-07-2008
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Re: How can I uninstall Vista SP1 RC1
Turn on Windows Firewall for protection and then disable all software you
may have that protects - anti-virus, firewall etc. (Norton, McAfee etc.)
That's usually the cause of this.

The SP1 help group is here:
http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/...1992&SiteID=17
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> Whenever I attempt to uninstall the Vista SP1, it gives me the error
> "vista
> sp1 service pack did not uninstall. reverting changes". I cannot do a
> clean
> install as the only media I have is a Express Upgrade Disk...please help!


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Old 07-07-2009
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Re: How can I uninstall Vista SP1 RC1

* Open an elevated Command Prompt window. To do this, click Start
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command in the Start Search box, right-click CommandPrompt, and then
click Run as administrator.

*Run the following command, as appropriate for the version of the
Windows Vista service that you want to uninstall:

* For Windows Vista Service Pack 1:
C:\temp\Windows6.0-KB936330-X86.exe /x:C:\temp
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Note This command assumes that the Windows6.0-KB936330.exe
folder is in the C:\Temp folder
* For Windows Vista Service Pack 2:
C:\temp\Windows6.0-KB948465-NNN.exe /x:C:\temp
In this command, NNN represents x86, x64, or IA-64.
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* You have to create a sandbox environment before you can continue to
next step.this helps you safely run an untrusted program. To create a
sandbox, type md sandbox.

*To remove the Windows Vista service pack, type, or copy and paste the
following command, as appropriate for the version of the Windows Vista
service that you want to uninstall::
* For Windows Vista Service Pack 1
start /w pkgmgr.exe /m:c:\temp\Windows6.0-KB936330-X86.cab
/up /s:sandbox
* For Windows Vista Service Pack 2
start /w pkgmgr.exe /m:c:\temp\Windows6.0-KB948465-NNN.cab
/up /s:sandbox.

*After Pkgmgr.exe finishes, you are prompted to restart the computer to
complete the uninstall process.


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