Have you tried System Restore? That should back you out of SP2 and put everything back how it was. But, of course, you'll have SP2 no longer.
When I upgraded IE6 with Service Pack 2, Microsoft automatically installed an interface in French, as I bought my laptop in France.
I would like to go back to English (previously, I had Yahoo's customization of IE in English). Along the way, if I could get all XP interfaces in English, it would be great. I have tried several things, including attempting to cancel SP2, but nothing has worked out.
I cannot even change browser, as Yahoo toolbar does not work with other browsers.
Could any of you sort this out? I would appreciate.