Take your windows XP disk, and insert it. after you enter the CD Key
it will ask if you want to do a upgrade or a full install. you can click
either but Full install will give you information an option to repair
the version of windows you have on the system.
After it reboots and starts the install, you will come to the first part
if you want to enter repair console. you want to continue at that point.
after that point, it will search system for a previous version of windows.
when it finds the previous windows xp build, it will ask if you want to
It will reset the system to 2600 range and you will have to go to windows
update to get all of the updates afterwards. Although if you have updated
any of the drivers and done that from the hard drive and still have it on
hard drive it will load those drivers on install.
Saves the Format and start over scenario. and does a fairly good job of not
messing up the system.
(speaking for myself and doing this in my free time)
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
See http://www.nwlink.com/~zachd/pss/pss.html for some helpful WMP info.
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Following up to your post with the resolution is helpful.
> I just found an article indicating that the way to uninstall WiMP 9.0 was
> use System Restore. Unfortunately, because of the small size I gave to
> System Restore, the Restore Point prior to the first installation no
> exists. I shall increase the space for System Restore in the future, but
> what do I do now?
> Russ Coover
> > I just installed the new beta version of Windows Media Player 9.0. It
> > to completely install. I reinstalled it again, but was unable to
> > it completely. What I have is WiMP 9.0 Beta without some of the
> > would like to uninstall it and go back to version 8, but I have not
> > out a way to do this short of deleting the C:\Program Files\Windows
> > Player file and then cleaning the registry. There is no mention of WiMP
> > the Add/Delete Programs portion of the Control Panel.
> > Of course, I could reinstall Win XP, but that would mean a complete
> > reinstall of all the updated components, too - a process that would take
> > several hours.
> > Is there an easier way to uninstall WiMP Beta 9 and reinstall WiMP 8?
> > Thank you very much for any help you can give.
> > Russell W. Coover