You can delete the old programs now. As for the Admin box, I am at a total loss. We could try a repair install, but we will have to slipstream SP3 into the install disc you have and create a XP SP3 install disc prior to the repair. I have the instructions if you want to try it. If you don't, I don't think it will cause you any problems, and if it does you can come back and I can take you thru it.