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Windows 7: SP1 Beta build 7601 availably through windows update.

22 Jul 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)

Obviously, if this were really happening, more than one person would have experienced it. In fact, it would probably have made national news by now. I tend to believe that this was a user error, more than likely the links that "AlphaNumeric" spoke of.

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23 Jul 2010   #12


Explain to me Mr. Senior Member Mac how visiting technet searching for SP1 beta clicking a few links downloading settings to allow install of SP1 beta is USER ERROR. I just recently installed Win7 a few weeks ago. Again like a mentioned earlier the windows updates that hits my clients are managed from SBS 2008 server. Updates are approved by me before reaching the workstations. SP1 never was listed as an available update. Just went to shutdown the machine to which i only have access to and optioned when shutting down to install updates. I didn't look at what updates were waiting for this was on Wednesday a day after i approved 1 update from SBS2008 to be delivered. I'm waiting for a call back from Microsoft today and will keep this post updated.
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23 Jul 2010   #13

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

IT, surly you can understand that it being user error at some where along the line makes more sense than only one person getting SP1 beta via windows update. If you really do work with computers, then I'm sure you also know some people refuse to admit they did something wrong/stupid. I'll use this as an example. Also, If everything you say is true, then you had to approve it at some point. It's like the unstoppable force meeting the unmovable object. One of the assumptions must be false.

EDIT: not trying to blame you. Just stating why we don't jump to blaming MS. Are you sure no one else had access to your workstation or could have visited the site on another computer and caused this whole mess?
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23 Jul 2010   #14

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Well it certainly could be a bug in the eway windows update was handling the file given a very small set of circumstances.

Since it it possible to simply run a small file to add it to windows update manually, there clearly exists the /possibility/ that given the right set of circumstances it could happen by accident.

But of course if this is happening then it's certainly NOT intentional in anyway shape or form.
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23 Jul 2010   #15

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

I believe if you click though to that final Technet download page you will find that the Button is titled "Download the SP1 beta though windows update". It doesn't say "install". I initially clicked the one for the x64 edition and ended up with a small executable. I've since deleted it so I don't know what it was titled. I actually did double click it thinking it would download SP1 not install it. Nothing happened or so I thought until the I was prompted in the notification area that updates were available. Checking the list I saw that SP1 beta was listed. I checked it to be ignored and went on to download the full ISO file. I consider myself fairly tech savvy and it still happened to me. I don't think anybody here is trying to point fingers or imply that you don't know what you are doing. I can tell that you are frustrated, but don't take it out on use, we are just trying to help you figure out what happened. I don't know what happened so I can only guess based on my experience with it. My guess is with the user error scenario, user being the person that uses the PC not you.
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23 Jul 2010   #16

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Possibly at some point in the past an option to accept a beta patch was accepted and it stuck in place till now?
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23 Jul 2010   #17

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

So after this long discussion, can you tell us what damage sp1 beta did to your machine?
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 SP1 Beta build 7601 availably through windows update.

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