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I got this for YOU from the ‘Microsoft Answers’ forum. Go there by all means to get all the dirt, and in this case we really are talking about DIRT. Unmitigated dirt.

So here are the steps. THIS IS NOT FUNNY. May Steve Jobs help you IF you do not have a Windows XP install disk.

1. Boot from your Windows XP CD or DVD and start the recovery console (see this Microsoft article for help with this step)

Once you are in the Repair Screen ..

2. Type this command: CHDIR $NtUninstall
KB978262$\spuninst
<< NO space before that second ‘$’ prefixing \spuninst. >>

3. Type this command: BATCH spuninst.txt

4. Type this command: systemroot

5. Repeat steps 2 – 4 for each of the following updates provided by FindMeFollowMe:

  • KB978262
  • KB971468
  • KB978037
  • KB975713
  • KB978251
  • KB978706
  • KB977165
  • KB975560
  • KB977914

6. When complete, type this command: exit

Your computer should restart and everything should be back to normal.

Keep your toes crossed and keep on chanting: “damn you Microsoft, damn you Microsoft, Balmer looks best in drag.”

Good Luck.

Cheers,

Anura Guruge
www.guruge.com

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Way back, on November 9th, I had already stated that Windows 7 to XP networking works … but does so mysteriously.

Windows 7 will automatically discover XP machines.

On Christmas eve I fired up, for the first time, a XP Professional SP3 box.

It might have been the SP3 but Windows 7 detected it … ‘immediately.’ I didn’t have to do a network search on the Windows 7 machine or anything. The name of the XP SP3 machine just poped up on my Windows 7 machine. Way to go. I am impressed. I think with SP2 it was not as automated.

Once I set up network sharing on the C-drive of the XP machine … I could read/write folders/files from/to to the XP box without any issue. That was fine with me. Since the machines are basically next to each other I only need bi-directional read/write from one machine. So that works for me. I haven’t got around to enabling sharing on the Windows 7.

Did experience one unexpected ‘glitch.’ Though I had given global networking sharing to the C-drive this does not appear to percolate through to the ‘My Documents’ folders — for the individual users.

You have to go in and do that separately. Not a big deal once you know that you have to do this step.

So, right now, I can transfer stuff at will between the XP SP3 and the Windows 7. No restrictions that I have seen.

I even noticed that the TIME REMAINING for a file transfer seems to work when you are going from Windows 7 to XP.

So, I am happy. I am impressed.

Cheers,

Anura Guruge
www.guruge.com

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