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Windows 7: Windows 7 SP1 beta uninstall Help

19 Jan 2011   #11
Wallonn7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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( ... ) Sorry Wallonn7 I never meant any disrespect to you,It's just the way we speak here in the caves in Wales. Mae'n flin 'da fi. ( ... )

Hey buddy, relax! Nothing you said was lacking with respect! I did not feel disrespected at any time! Feel comfortable with me, okay?!


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Me Again,
Ok just got off the phone from a very nice MS Tech who was very helpfull indeed but alas as we all know this problem is not going away, I even gave him control of my PC but still the same problem but he has a work around that my work and I'm going to try later 2day and if it works I'll let you all know.
Iechyd Da (cheers)

Until you complete the Microsoft' Tech suggested, keep calm and let us know the result! Good luck!



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19 Jan 2011   #12
Paul1360

Win 8.1 Ultimate and Home Premium x64 bit
 
 

Hi, Well that work around never worked and I've just got back to MS Tech and informed him as he asked me to do.
This was what I was told to do, I downloaded the SP1 Beta onto my Grandson's laptop and installed it, Then I copied the %temp% folder over to my PC and he said that would work as I was putting back the uninstall stuff but it never did. Also tried all the ways niemiro's said but no go either. Will wait to hear back and let you know
Iechyd Da
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20 Jan 2011   #13
Paul1360

Win 8.1 Ultimate and Home Premium x64 bit
 
 

UPDATE:- Just got off the phone with MS Tech after he read my email soaying the work around was a no no.
He was very helpfull but alas the only way around this problem is a complete reformat back to Factory settings.
As my laptop is only used as a mess around I reset it back this morning and got it back up and running and then I installed the SP1 Beta and then checked all the information that came with it and was not able to find anything tell me not to remove the temp files!!!!!!!!!. I then tried to uninstall the update and it worked a treat.
We all understand the risk's when you Beta test software but I've never known before the uninstall files being placed in a temp folder. This could very well backfire on MS if a lot of people have to reformat thier PC's.
I just can't understand how MS can't get this sorted out.
Iechyd Da
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20 Jan 2011   #14
Wallonn7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul1360 View Post
UPDATE:- Just got off the phone with MS Tech after he read my email soaying the work around was a no no.
He was very helpfull but alas the only way around this problem is a complete reformat back to Factory settings.
As my laptop is only used as a mess around I reset it back this morning and got it back up and running and then I installed the SP1 Beta and then checked all the information that came with it and was not able to find anything tell me not to remove the temp files!!!!!!!!!. I then tried to uninstall the update and it worked a treat.
We all understand the risk's when you Beta test software but I've never known before the uninstall files being placed in a temp folder. This could very well backfire on MS if a lot of people have to reformat thier PC's.
I just can't understand how MS can't get this sorted out.
Iechyd Da
The question applies not only to use the Windows Disk Cleanup ... If you do use apps like CCleaner, for example, which possesses a specific tool for cleaning temporary files, you may have deleted the files necessary to uninstall the Service Pack Beta without having been aware. I agree with you: Microsoft should have thought of a solution similar to what occurs with drivers from Nvidia and AMD - ATI old - whose installers create a temporary folder on the root of the Windows partition. But ... you got the knowledge to deal with future endeavors in the world of "beta", didn't you?! Dying and learning, "as I always say!
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21 Jan 2011   #15
Paul1360

Win 8.1 Ultimate and Home Premium x64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wallonn7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul1360 View Post
UPDATE:- Just got off the phone with MS Tech after he read my email soaying the work around was a no no.
He was very helpfull but alas the only way around this problem is a complete reformat back to Factory settings.
As my laptop is only used as a mess around I reset it back this morning and got it back up and running and then I installed the SP1 Beta and then checked all the information that came with it and was not able to find anything tell me not to remove the temp files!!!!!!!!!. I then tried to uninstall the update and it worked a treat.
We all understand the risk's when you Beta test software but I've never known before the uninstall files being placed in a temp folder. This could very well backfire on MS if a lot of people have to reformat thier PC's.
I just can't understand how MS can't get this sorted out.
Iechyd Da
The question applies not only to use the Windows Disk Cleanup ... If you do use apps like CCleaner, for example, which possesses a specific tool for cleaning temporary files, you may have deleted the files necessary to uninstall the Service Pack Beta without having been aware. I agree with you: Microsoft should have thought of a solution similar to what occurs with drivers from Nvidia and AMD - ATI old - whose installers create a temporary folder on the root of the Windows partition. But ... you got the knowledge to deal with future endeavors in the world of "beta", didn't you?! Dying and learning, "as I always say!
Yes you are correct no more beta testing for MS, I've already removed IE9 and a few other things that I was trying. It's true if you used cleanup program no matter what it removed the uninstall files as they were placed in a temp folder.
I ready do hope MS comes up with something. No more Beta from MS for me now
Iechyd Da
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