Remove SP3 from WinXP
Posted on 2008-11-13
I just bought a new PC with windows xp sp3 on it preinstalled.I am trying to install PLC and SCADA sofware on to the PC but for my actual SCADA package I need to have WinXP sp2 or later.
Now what I saw is if I try to install the SCADA sofware to a PC which has win xp sp2 I have no problems whatsoever.I also bought a new Notebook which came preinstalled with SP3.In the notebokks case I can remove the SP3 as it comes up on add/remove section no worries.But the desktop has no trace of sp3 in the control panel add/remove ,there is no $NtServicePackUninstall$ directory in the hidden folders ,I cannot restore to a previous version of Windoes as this is the out of the box very first version.
I have no ideea how to get rid of the SP3 it almost looks like it is an integral part of the operational system itself.There is no trace of it whatsoever.
Any ideea of what to do to remove it would be greately appreciated.