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Windows 7: Windows 7 SP1 beta uninstall Help

18 Jan 2011   #1
Paul1360

Win 8.1 Ultimate and Home Premium x64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 SP1 beta uninstall Help

Hiya All,
Sorry not been around for a while.
Gents when I try to uninstall Win 7 SP1 Beta, I'm getting no joy from Programs and Features (Uninstall options N/A).
  1. When I try using the command Prompt and type in wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:976932 I keep getting this box.
All help would be grat please.
cheers




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18 Jan 2011   #2
Wallonn7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul1360 View Post
Hiya All,
Sorry not been around for a while.
Gents when I try to uninstall Win 7 SP1 Beta, I'm getting no joy from Programs and Features (Uninstall options N/A).
  1. When I try using the command Prompt and type in wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:976932 I keep getting this box.
All help would be grat please.
cheers


1. Click the Start button. In the search box, type System Restore, and then, in the list of results, click System Restore.

2. Click Next.

3. Choose a restore point that matches the installation date for the service pack. The restore point will be labeled either Install: Windows Update or Install: Windows 7 Service Pack 1.

Hope it helps!!!
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18 Jan 2011   #3
Paul1360

Win 8.1 Ultimate and Home Premium x64 bit
 
 

Hi Wallonn7,
Nope not able to do it that way either, so you have to uninstall SP1 beta before installing SP1 RTM and you can't install over the top??????.
Just seems very very odd that the beta can't be uninstalled and I know I'm not the only 1 who has this problem.
cheers
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18 Jan 2011   #4
Wallonn7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul1360 View Post
Hi Wallonn7,
Nope not able to do it that way either, so you have to uninstall SP1 beta before installing SP1 RTM and you can't install over the top??????.
Just seems very very odd that the beta can't be uninstalled and I know I'm not the only 1 who has this problem.
cheers

Looks like you removed the backup data. Now you can't remove the Sp1. You have to make a clean installation with your Windows 7 DVD to go back to RTM.
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18 Jan 2011   #5
Paul1360

Win 8.1 Ultimate and Home Premium x64 bit
 
 

OMG you're not joking are???????. I have to reset my PC back to when I bought it????????
If that is the case I may leave the beta on and 4get about the RTM, I've got way to much stuff on here and it's set up 4 me as I'm disabled. it took me along time to get it right
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18 Jan 2011   #6
niemiro

Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
 
 

Hello!

Can you really not do a System Restore? Do you have a copy of the beta still? See if you can find a copy of the beta installer you used, and then try the "Uninstalling a Service Pack" method at the bottom of this tutorial: Windows Update - Uninstall from Console Level

It is your last, possible, lifeline.

Good luck!

Richard
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18 Jan 2011   #7
Wallonn7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

No I'm not jokin'... sorry. The information I transmit to you is the result of research conducted in several places, including Microsoft's own forum, where I found reports severely equal to yours, which senior members concluded in their responses to thread starters, that the only thing to do would be to back up files and after... formatting. Anyway, follow the niemiro's guidelines, maybe they save all their work!!!
Good luck and keeps us informed!!

"Hi

There are some recent Blog posts that describe a command that will completely remove all of the uninstall information for the Service Pack 1 Beta to free up some disk space. Some of these blog posts do not go far enough when describing the consequences of using this procedure.

Please remember that if you have the Service Pack 1 Beta installed on Windows 7/Server 2008 R2, that you will be Required to uninstall the SP1 Beta before you can install the Final (RTM) version of SP1 when it is released.

Just to be perfectly clear, if you use that command to remove the SP1 Beta Uninstall information, you will be required to completely reinstall Windows 7 or Server 2008 R2, or use a complete System Image Backup, created prior to installing the SP1 Beta, before you can install the Final (RTM) version.

Please consider this information carefully before using that command.

Regards,


Ronnie Vernon
MVP, Moderator - Windows Server Forum" -WARNING about removing the SP1 Beta uninstall Information to free up disk space!

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18 Jan 2011   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Paul,

If you used the SP1 Disk Cleanup Tool , then you will not be able to uninstall the SP1 Beta. Instead, you will have to do a clean reinstall of Windows 7 again, then install the new SP1 RTM afterwards.
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19 Jan 2011   #9
Paul1360

Win 8.1 Ultimate and Home Premium x64 bit
 
 

No I never used the cleanup tool. 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.
I've had SP1 installed since Sept last year and I use Disk Cleanup once a month so thats how I've lost the files. I would have tho MS would have a work around for this (Yes I understand that you use Beta at your own risk but still) This being the case MS may now find that people will no longer be prepared to to help them by using their Beta's.
Any way I tried niemiro's guidelines and this box popped up. I've not done anything with it yet any ideas?
cheers
Sorry again I some how put the wrong KBxxxxxxx number in so please ignore the above box
Iechyd Da


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19 Jan 2011   #10
Paul1360

Win 8.1 Ultimate and Home Premium x64 bit
 
 

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)
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