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Windows 7: Help. I'm a moron, so I deleted the SP1 Beta uninstall files.

03 Sep 2011   #1
Zaixionito

Windows 7
 
 
[Solved (I guess)] - I'm a moron, so I deleted the SP1B install files

Uh, so, yeah.

Windows helpfully gives me a message, every-so-often, stating that it will expire in 0 hours, as I have a beta version of SP 1.

Obviously, the solution is to use the non-beta version of SP 1, however, I can't do that, because I accidentally deleted the un-install files, using CCleaner.

So, I've tried to do a repair install, using my original Windows 7 Retail disk. (Running the setup with Vista SP1 compatibility mode)

However, Windows black-screens, and then restarts, inevitably, at some point in the process.

I assume it's because Windows has 'expired', and all, though I'm not sure.

So, is there any way to avoid a custom install? Any way at all?

If not, is there an imaging program that will allow me to image everything, besides Windows files?

Thanks in advance for the help, and stuff! I hope that someone really does answer this.


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03 Sep 2011   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Welcome
Sounds like a system restore will make you whole, again
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03 Sep 2011   #3
Zaixionito

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Welcome
Sounds like a system restore will make you whole, again
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Alas. I should have mentioned that I do not a have a system restore point prior to when I installed the service pack.
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03 Sep 2011   #4
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

This is what I find. Beta SP1 will stop running 6-30-2011 according to the tutorial.

Look at Option 2.
CMD may work in Option 2.> Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) - Uninstall

Hope that helps.
Mike
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03 Sep 2011   #5
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Ah yes, the dreaded CCleaner.

Does it show up under Installed Updates? (KB 976932)

If the service pack is listed but grayed out, you can't uninstall the service pack.

If it doesn't show up under KB 976932, download SP1 and install it over the old.
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03 Sep 2011   #6
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

carwiz

That won't work.

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) - Uninstall
Quote:
If you still have the SP1 beta or RC installed, then you will need to uninstall them using an option in the tutorial below before they stop running and install the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) RTM afterwards.

Option 2 with CMD should work.
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03 Sep 2011   #7
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Ops, yea I missed that. I don't think Wusa.exe will work either. Doen't that uninstall use the same meta data that the OP removed?
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03 Sep 2011   #8
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

According to the tutorial it should remove SP1 Beta but I have not tried it.

Otherwise the only option I see is a clean install.

Brink isn't on line at the moment or we could get clarification.

It can't make things worse if it doesn't work. It should just state it can't find the file or similar.

My thought was that CMD is acting as the .exe to delete the SP1 but that may just activate the uninstaller. I'm not sure.
Wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:976932

Only thing I find on the subject.
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03 Sep 2011   #9
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Wusa.exe is actually an Installer for use in silent installs. The Uninstall "option" uses the same data as Windows Uninstall.
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03 Sep 2011   #10
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

It is all I found so ??? I figured it was worth a shot.
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