Reinstalling OE6 not possible



Steve
07-09-2005, 10:21 PM
Have followed instructions to reinstall OE6 and IE6 with changing registry
settings from 1 to 0 on the IsInstalled lines in the registry. Tried using
the IE6svcpak1 installer, latest one on microsoft.com.
Still get the error message "Setup cannot continue. Newer version installed"

Have XP Home with SP2.
Any workaround or am I doomed to reinstall XP from CD (which was only SP1
originally)?

--
Steve

Jim Pickering
07-09-2005, 10:21 PM
You must uninstall SP2, then make the registry changes, reboot and download
the setup files. Make sure your antivirus program is disabled completely
before attempting the install. After its successful completion, then reload
SP2.

875350 - How to remove Windows XP Service Pack 2 from your computer:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;875350
--
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https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile=F9F51EF1-4AE3-4D23-B2D8-1171988A62D6

Please deliver feedback to the newsgroup, so that others can be helped. No
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all have died years ago. Thanks.


"Steve" <nr4p@NOJUNKearthlink.net> wrote in message
news:ID_ie.4068$M36.3528@newsread1.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> Have followed instructions to reinstall OE6 and IE6 with changing registry
> settings from 1 to 0 on the IsInstalled lines in the registry. Tried using
> the IE6svcpak1 installer, latest one on microsoft.com.
> Still get the error message "Setup cannot continue. Newer version
> installed"
>
> Have XP Home with SP2.
> Any workaround or am I doomed to reinstall XP from CD (which was only SP1
> originally)?
>
> --
> Steve
>

Steve
07-09-2005, 10:22 PM
One of the instructions is to remove XP SP2 and then restore to the compute
to a time before SP2 was installed. Going back to Feb. I see "Software
Distribution 2.0". Was that SP2?

thanks

--
Steve
"Jim Pickering" <jim.pickering@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:esNk1VJXFHA.3856@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> You must uninstall SP2, then make the registry changes, reboot and
> download
> the setup files. Make sure your antivirus program is disabled completely
> before attempting the install. After its successful completion, then
> reload
> SP2.
>
> 875350 - How to remove Windows XP Service Pack 2 from your computer:
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;875350
> --
> Jim Pickering, MVP, Outlook Express
> https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile=F9F51EF1-4AE3-4D23-B2D8-1171988A62D6
>
> Please deliver feedback to the newsgroup, so that others can be helped. No
> one gets paid to help here, and the response rate from those that are
> helped
> is less than 4-5%. If that were how medical advancements were made we
> would
> all have died years ago. Thanks.
>
>
> "Steve" <nr4p@NOJUNKearthlink.net> wrote in message
> news:ID_ie.4068$M36.3528@newsread1.news.atl.earthlink.net...
>> Have followed instructions to reinstall OE6 and IE6 with changing
>> registry
>> settings from 1 to 0 on the IsInstalled lines in the registry. Tried
>> using
>> the IE6svcpak1 installer, latest one on microsoft.com.
>> Still get the error message "Setup cannot continue. Newer version
>> installed"
>>
>> Have XP Home with SP2.
>> Any workaround or am I doomed to reinstall XP from CD (which was only SP1
>> originally)?
>>
>> --
>> Steve
>>
>

Jim Pickering
07-09-2005, 10:22 PM
To check the version installed, right click the My Computer icon and select
Properties. The popup page will tell you if you have SP2 installed. As an
alternative, you can go to Start/Run and type: winver
and that will tell you whether or not you have installed SP2.
--
Jim Pickering, MVP, Outlook Express
https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile=F9F51EF1-4AE3-4D23-B2D8-1171988A62D6
Please deliver feedback to the newsgroup, so that others can be helped.
Thanks.




"Steve" <nr4p@NOJUNKearthlink.net> wrote in message
news:843ke.5509$M36.4376@newsread1.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> One of the instructions is to remove XP SP2 and then restore to the
> compute to a time before SP2 was installed. Going back to Feb. I see
> "Software Distribution 2.0". Was that SP2?
>
> thanks
>
> --
> Steve
> "Jim Pickering" <jim.pickering@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:esNk1VJXFHA.3856@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> You must uninstall SP2, then make the registry changes, reboot and
>> download
>> the setup files. Make sure your antivirus program is disabled completely
>> before attempting the install. After its successful completion, then
>> reload
>> SP2.
>>
>> 875350 - How to remove Windows XP Service Pack 2 from your computer:
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;875350
>> --
>> Jim Pickering, MVP, Outlook Express
>> https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile=F9F51EF1-4AE3-4D23-B2D8-1171988A62D6
>>
>> Please deliver feedback to the newsgroup, so that others can be helped.
>> No
>> one gets paid to help here, and the response rate from those that are
>> helped
>> is less than 4-5%. If that were how medical advancements were made we
>> would
>> all have died years ago. Thanks.
>>
>>
>> "Steve" <nr4p@NOJUNKearthlink.net> wrote in message
>> news:ID_ie.4068$M36.3528@newsread1.news.atl.earthlink.net...
>>> Have followed instructions to reinstall OE6 and IE6 with changing
>>> registry
>>> settings from 1 to 0 on the IsInstalled lines in the registry. Tried
>>> using
>>> the IE6svcpak1 installer, latest one on microsoft.com.
>>> Still get the error message "Setup cannot continue. Newer version
>>> installed"
>>>
>>> Have XP Home with SP2.
>>> Any workaround or am I doomed to reinstall XP from CD (which was only
>>> SP1
>>> originally)?
>>>
>>> --
>>> Steve
>>>
>>
>
>

Steve
07-09-2005, 10:22 PM
Jim, I know that I definitely have SP2 installed.
My question has to do with after removing it, doing a system restore to the
time prior to SP2 was installed.

There's nothing in System Restore that specifically says XP Service Pack 2.
Just the "Software Distribution 2.0" so my question is, is Software
Distribution 2.0? If it is NOT, then my system restore doesn't go back far
enough. What other alternatives do I have?
I only have about 100days of system restore points.

thanks
--
Steve
"Jim Pickering" <jim.pickering@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:O3N%23uJvXFHA.712@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> To check the version installed, right click the My Computer icon and
> select Properties. The popup page will tell you if you have SP2
> installed. As an alternative, you can go to Start/Run and type: winver
> and that will tell you whether or not you have installed SP2.
> --
> Jim Pickering, MVP, Outlook Express
> https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile=F9F51EF1-4AE3-4D23-B2D8-1171988A62D6
> Please deliver feedback to the newsgroup, so that others can be helped.
> Thanks.
>
>
>
>
> "Steve" <nr4p@NOJUNKearthlink.net> wrote in message
> news:843ke.5509$M36.4376@newsread1.news.atl.earthlink.net...
>> One of the instructions is to remove XP SP2 and then restore to the
>> compute to a time before SP2 was installed. Going back to Feb. I see
>> "Software Distribution 2.0". Was that SP2?
>>
>> thanks
>>
>> --
>> Steve
>> "Jim Pickering" <jim.pickering@gmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:esNk1VJXFHA.3856@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>> You must uninstall SP2, then make the registry changes, reboot and
>>> download
>>> the setup files. Make sure your antivirus program is disabled
>>> completely
>>> before attempting the install. After its successful completion, then
>>> reload
>>> SP2.
>>>
>>> 875350 - How to remove Windows XP Service Pack 2 from your computer:
>>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;875350
>>> --
>>> Jim Pickering, MVP, Outlook Express
>>> https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile=F9F51EF1-4AE3-4D23-B2D8-1171988A62D6
>>>
>>> Please deliver feedback to the newsgroup, so that others can be helped.
>>> No
>>> one gets paid to help here, and the response rate from those that are
>>> helped
>>> is less than 4-5%. If that were how medical advancements were made we
>>> would
>>> all have died years ago. Thanks.
>>>
>>>
>>> "Steve" <nr4p@NOJUNKearthlink.net> wrote in message
>>> news:ID_ie.4068$M36.3528@newsread1.news.atl.earthlink.net...
>>>> Have followed instructions to reinstall OE6 and IE6 with changing
>>>> registry
>>>> settings from 1 to 0 on the IsInstalled lines in the registry. Tried
>>>> using
>>>> the IE6svcpak1 installer, latest one on microsoft.com.
>>>> Still get the error message "Setup cannot continue. Newer version
>>>> installed"
>>>>
>>>> Have XP Home with SP2.
>>>> Any workaround or am I doomed to reinstall XP from CD (which was only
>>>> SP1
>>>> originally)?
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Steve
>>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>

Jim Pickering
07-09-2005, 10:22 PM
The problem you may have be having is that System Restore may not contain a
rollback prior to the install date of SP2 depending upon the amount of space
you allocated to it when setting up the computer. In that case you would
need to use the instructions outlined in the KB article for using the
Recovery Console. If there is no notation in System Restore that indicates
the date you installed SP2, then System Restore will not do the job. Since
SP2 was released in the summer of 2004, you may not have a Restore Point
that goes back that far. Using the Recovery Console is not a problem even
if it takes you back to a point before SP1 since all XP SPs are cumulative,
i.e., SP2 contains all fixes in SP1 so that SP2 could be installed on a
clean install of Windows XP w/o need to install SP1 before SP2.

But why don't you use the simple method outlined in the KB article by
removing SP2 via the Control Panel - Add/Remove Software applet? That would
seem to be the easiest way to remove it. Follow that up with a reboot, that
includes completely shutting down any antivirus program and then reinstall
SP2. That should work without the need for any Sysytem Restore rollback.
--
Jim Pickering, MVP, Outlook Express
https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile=F9F51EF1-4AE3-4D23-B2D8-1171988A62D6
Please deliver feedback to the newsgroup, so that others can be helped.
Thanks.


"Steve" <nr4p@NOJUNKearthlink.net> wrote in message
news:dg6ke.5868$uR4.5437@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> Jim, I know that I definitely have SP2 installed.
> My question has to do with after removing it, doing a system restore to
> the time prior to SP2 was installed.
>
> There's nothing in System Restore that specifically says XP Service Pack
> 2. Just the "Software Distribution 2.0" so my question is, is Software
> Distribution 2.0? If it is NOT, then my system restore doesn't go back
> far enough. What other alternatives do I have?
> I only have about 100days of system restore points.
>
> thanks

875350 - How to remove Windows XP Service Pack 2 from your computer:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;875350


Reinstalling OE6 not possible