Posted 19 July 2006 - 03:04 PM
You can do that but it's a huge file and would be a real pain to install it again, which you must do. Running XP without SP2 would be a dangerous and reckless thing to do.
Are you sure the computer was clean of malware before you installed SP2?
Malware on the computer while installing SP2 can cause severe problems.
If you are sure the computer was clean I think you would be better off calling Microsoft's free support number and see if they have a fix that would be more efficacious, which they should have.
If not, uninstall it, do what it takes to remove whatever malware exists and then reinstall it.