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Repair to revert?

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ChampsElysees

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Nothing too terribly important, but I've been wondering about it for a while and thought I'd get some minds other than my own on it

Hypothetical:
You install Windows SP1a and upgrade to SP2, and decide to revert back to SP1a.

Unfortunately for you, you deleted the $NT* folders and can't revert

Would a repair from the Windows SP1a CD successfully revert windows from SP2, or would a brand-new fresh SP1a install be required?

Remember, this is a Hypothetical, so don't ask me any questions about hardware, or anything physical. Considor this a chat in Windows theory.