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How to uninstall remote desktop from xp service pack-3

OS- XP professional SP3
Issue: When I tried to run Remote Desktop, I get a message :
"the pre release version has expired, to download the full version, go to Windows Update or contact your system administrator"
Then I downloaded the Remote Desktop software and tried to install, it complains that I already have it Installed and the setup exits.

How do I uninstall the current pre realese version and reinstall the full version.

thanks in advance,

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In reply to: How to uninstall remote desktop from xp service pack-3

Simple, you have to uninstall your pre-release copy of SP3. Since the "real" one was delayed at the last minute and isn't out yet, save for a few copies floating around some torrent sites for volume license copies.

You did have a plan for how you were going to remove the pre-release version of SP3 to replace it with the final version, right? And you came up with this plan before you installed the pre-release version of SP3 right? If not, it seems you dug your own hole, and now you have to learn to climb out of it.

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In reply to: Simple

Thanks Jimmy and Kees. I'd use system restore to go back to sp2.

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The brute-force remove of SP3:

In reply to: How to uninstall remote desktop from xp service pack-3

System restore back to before you installed it.

It really makes sense to install pre-release copies on test systems only. Never try them on your 'production' system. Jimmy and I fully agree on this, I think.


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