Removing SP2 - what happens to my apps?

07-10-2005, 02:27 AM
Hi, i'm a bit of a Noob so please forgive my ignorance.

I have a genuine copy of XP home with SP2 installed and all of my apps
etc were installed AFTER the sp2 install. However, i wish to upgrade to
XP professional as i have an education dept disk from work, but
unfortunately that copy is older than sp2 and so it won't install over
the top as an upgrade. I get an error stating that the copy of xp on
the computer is newer than on the cd.

Therefore i was am thinking of unistalling sp2, upgrading to xp pro,
then reinstalling sp2 afterwards.

My questions are:
1) If i uninstall sp2 will i lose all my apps seeing as though they
were installed AFTER the sp2 upgrade?

2) Is this going to work or should i not bother?




07-10-2005, 02:27 AM
munki[/QUOTE Wrote:
> Is XP Pro really needed?
> If yes, then format & re-install XP Pro, Device Drivers, SP2, Windows
> Updates, Applications & Data.
> You do back up your data & have the CD keys for your applications don't
> you?
> A clean start is best, I always find applications & data I don't use
> anymore. From your computer manufacturer you should also find updated
> drivers for your machines bios, device divers, ect. that will work
> better in SP2.
> Same with patches & updates for your applications.
> Have fun!
> Treeman
> "If hard work was such a great thing, the rich would have hogged it
> all."
> Tim Harden


Removing SP2 - what happens to my apps?