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Windows 7: Installing SP1 help

26 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Installing SP1 help

I cannot install the RTM version of the service pack because I have the beta version of the service pack installed. The beta version will not uninstall since I have used system cleanup.

I tried to do a Repair Install (AKA In-Place Upgrade) but it would not allow that, instead I get and error message saying that I have a more recent copy of windows installed than the one I'm trying to upgrade to, and that's because of the beta Service pack I have installed. I would like a workaround to do a repair install, I do not want to do a clean install as that would require me to reinstall all of my apps as well.

Thanks for any help.

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26 Feb 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Edg, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry mate, but....

Windows 7 SP1 Disk Cleanup Tool

warning   Warning

If you still have the Windows 7 SP1 Beta or RC installed, then DO NOT USE the command below yet since you will be required to uninstall the Windows 7 SP1 Beta or RC before being able to install the final Windows 7 SP1 RTM version.

If you do, then the only option you would have is to do a "clean install" of Windows 7 and install the final Windows 7 SP1 (RTM) version afterwards.

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26 Feb 2011   #3

windows 7 ultimate 64bit

i had the same problem. there is no option other than a clean install. hopefully in the future, microsoft wont allow users to delete files needed to uninstall beta service packs.
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