I would think you would be better off fixing your problem instead of uninstalling SP2. You can always turn off the firewall in SP2 and use Zone Alarm if you wish to do so.This link may help correct your problem or you might be able to find a link off of it for your particular problem.I have seen something pertaining to your problem but I don't have time right now to go looking for it. I hope this helps.
I posted this question a few weeks ago, and was given a link to one of the technical Knowledge base answers at the microsoft site on uninstalling the Security update.
The page had actually been removed from the microsoft site, and intuitively searching (remove SP 2 / uninstall SP 2) yielded no hits on the site.
Can the security update be uninstalled? It's not disrupting my system, but it's not allowing me to appropriately use my company's webmail service. When I want to view documents (word, PDFs, XL) to emails I receive on my work account but view through Explorer, I can no longer open the documents. I have to save them to my hard drive. This is an absolute pain!
When we view email attachments, I think Windows saves the document to a temporary system folder which allows us to open them, right? Now that SP2 is installed, when I click the attachment on a webmail message, I get the error message "Cannot find C\xxxxxxxxxxxx". This is probably that directory/folder attachments get parked in for viewing.
I DO NOT have this problem when I use Outlook Express (my home email account). I've also TURNED OFF the Pop-up blocker for my company webmail URL. I followed all the instructions for installing the service pack upgrade, including turning OFF Windows Firewall (because I already have one in place). Thanks to help from this forum, I had a very clean installation of Windows SP2 on my home system and my wireless notebook connected to my home network.
So, you see my problem. I really want to view attached documents through my company's webmail service, but I think SP2 is screwing it up. I don't mind removing SP2; I do feel pretty confident with my virus software and third-party firewall (zonealarm pro) already installed.
Thanks in advance,