How do I Remove Diablo 2 Patches?

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How do I Remove Diablo 2 Patches?
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Diablo 2 is an action role playing game for computers. It was released by Blizzard Entertainment in 2000, and received additional content through the expansion pack, Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction, in 2001. Like many computer and console video games, Diablo 2 was initially released with some bugs and minor glitches. These problems are resolved through the releases of patches, which can be downloaded from a variety of locations across the Internet. If a patch is downloaded that you did not mean to download, it is possible to return the game to the state it was prior to the patch.

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Things you need

  • Diablo 2 installation disc

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  1. 1

    Click "Start" or the Windows button in the lower left corner of the screen, then click "Control Panel."

  2. 2

    Double-click "Add or Remove Programs" (Windows XP), or "Programs and Features" (Windows Vista or Windows 7).

  3. 3

    Scroll through the list of programs and select Diablo 2.

  4. 4

    Click the option to "Uninstall," then click the "Yes" button to verify that you wish to continue. Wait for the uninstall to complete, then restart your computer if necessary.

  5. 5

    Insert the Diablo 2 installation disc, then click the "Install" option.

  6. 6

    Follow the prompts to complete the installation wizard. You will now have Diablo 2 on your computer with no patches.

Tips and warnings

  • Make sure to back up your game save files before uninstalling Diablo 2. Loss of these files can occur when uninstalling the game.
  • To keep using the version of Diablo 2 without patches, make sure to reject any updates that you are prompted to install.

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