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    Possible to "de-update" Windows XP?

    Hello all,

    I recently ran Windows Update and thought it would be a great idea if I installed a couple little non-critical updates.

    Well I got one problem fixed but I'm still having another. I installed a little update which had something to do with WEP encryption for a wireless network. Well, I'm currently connected to a wireless network, so I went ahead and installed it. Now that it's installed my connections have been acting very weirdly. So this brings me to my question, is it possible to somehow de-update Windows so I can go back to the way it was before I ran that Windows Update?

    Thanks in advance.

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    yeah. I had this problem with a video update they suggested I download. Needless to say it didn't work and I just used the system restore to the day before and it worked fine.

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    how do I use System Restore?

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    All of the Windows updates should be listed in the Add/Remove programs dialog in Control Panel. Problem is they're simply listed by KBarticle number. You'll have to track down the particular update number that you're looking for, then you should be able to uninstall it.

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    ok, now how do i track down the KBarticle number?

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    you get to the system restore via start- all programs- accessories- system tools - system restore. pick a date before you installed the bad driver and you should be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane M
    you get to the system restore via start- all programs- accessories- system tools - system restore. pick a date before you installed the bad driver and you should be fine.
    However keep in mind that if you installed other updates at the same time you will have to reinstall those.

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    thanks that really helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeykid
    ok, now how do i track down the KBarticle number?
    You'll have to search one by one here:

    http://support.microsoft.com/default...h;EN-US;KBJUMP

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    You can also get the Knowledge Base Article number by going to Windows Update and clicking on "View Installation History". The Article number will be shown in parenthesis as part of the name of the update.

    For example: Update for Microsoft Windows XP (KB826942)

    Not all updates get an entry in Add & Remove programs as well.
    Wayne Luke
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    Something that might be helpful for the future is to always back up your Registry before installing anything. (Registry - File - Export Registry option.)

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