Re: Vista SP2 RC will not uninstall
> Hi, I have tried all the official and miscrosoft published instructions
> on uninstalling SP2 Release Candidate for Vista Ultimate (in my case 32
> bit). I have tried with tech support. So I have really gone the extra
> I have very compelling reasons to not perform a new installation
> because of lost set up programs and keys which are essential to my
> business. I do have backups which go back before the SP2 installation
> (Release candidate). Is there no way or does anyone have knowlege of
> maybe just the directories or files I would need to reinstall; to
> uninstall RC 2 for Vista ?
> Is there any automated tool ? Any suggestions ?
> Much appreciated for any help, in advance.
I also had this problem recently because my new computer had been
installed (by me) from scratch with the SP2 RC.
I solved it by performing an "Upgrade" installation.
All of my data was retained.
The vast majority of my programs still worked but there were some
problems with my HP Printer and scanner.
The most annoying thing was that my desktop customisations disappeared
and I had to recreate them manually.
As to the programs and devices which did not work, I just reinstalled them.
Unfortunately I did not take a note of the failing programs and devices
so cannot be more specific.