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Windows 7: Win7's non-destructive re-install

10 Apr 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bits
Win7's non-destructive re-install

Hi guys.

I need to urgently make a non-destructive re-install on my 32bits Win7 Home Premium system.
I have the original DVD and license keys.

The DVD came without the SP-1, but later on it was added using the Windows Update.
I know that I have to remove this SP1 (KB:976932)before starting the re-install.

How do I remove this SP1 if it doesn't show up in Control Panel remove programs.
It appears only in CP's actualization history.

I welcome any urgent help.


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10 Apr 2015   #2

Windows 10 Pro X64

Did you click on View Installed Updates at top left?

Win7's non-destructive re-install-view-installed.jpg

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10 Apr 2015   #3

Windows 10 Pro X64

You could also try adding SP1 to your Windows 7 DVD using NTLite. You end up creating a new DVD to install from that includes SP1.
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10 Apr 2015   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bits

...Did you click on View Installed Updates at top left?
Hey Ztruker,
Yes, I did.
Really, it was not there so I had to use
C: \Windows\system32>wusa.exe /uninstall /kb: 976932.

Anyway, thanks for your help.

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10 Apr 2015   #5
Microsoft MVP


Are you talking about a Repair Install?

I would use the disk with SP1. To obtain it is dicussed in Step 1 of Clean Reinstall Windows 7.

What is the exact issue that you want to overcome? A Repair Install might not be indicated. Have you run SFC /SCANNOW Command to check the condition of System files?
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