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Old 04-04-2010
shikarishambu
 

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Vista SP2 RC uninstall post compclean
Hi,
Is there a way to uninstall Vista SP2 RC after I have run compclean and
removed the "unwanted" uninstall files.

It looks like I cannot upgrade RC (why do they call it release candidate) to
the released SP2 version. I need to uninstall it.

I hope I do not have to reinstall. My Vista 64bit Ultimate install is a pain
- computer came with Vista Business 32 bit, did a 64 bit install and then
upgrade to Ultimate to get it to where it is currently.

TIA
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Old 04-04-2010
Bruce Chambers
 

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Re: Vista SP2 RC uninstall post compclean
shikarishambu wrote:
> Hi,
> Is there a way to uninstall Vista SP2 RC after I have run compclean and
> removed the "unwanted" uninstall files.
>
> It looks like I cannot upgrade RC (why do they call it release candidate)



Because it's not the final, Release To Manufacturers (RTM) edition. It
is, in effect, a beta version, intended for testing only. There is no
way to install a service pack to it.


> to
> the released SP2 version. I need to uninstall it.
>


Format the hard drive and start clean, with final products, rather than
betas and/or release candidates.


> I hope I do not have to reinstall.


You do.

> My Vista 64bit Ultimate install is a pain
> - computer came with Vista Business 32 bit, did a 64 bit install ...



Given that the transition from a 32-bit OS to a 64-bit OS requires a
clean installation, why did you choose to install a Release Candidate,
rather than the real thing?


> ....and then
> upgrade to Ultimate to get it to where it is currently.
>


Yers, it's a nuisance, certainly, but after all, that is the route
*you* chose to take.


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