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    How to Uninstall Windows 7 SP1 Beta


    Yesterday, Windows 7 SP1 Beta was officially released by Microsoft for public download.

    Since it is a beta version of SP1. There may be bugs and security holes to the operating system. If you find one, then you may want to uninstall Windows 7 SP1 Beta to get your system back to normal state.
    How to Uninstall Windows 7 SP1 Beta
    Along with this, there is one more problem. Since, it is a SP1 Beta release. You can just switch from this to SP1 RTM version. You have to uninstall Windows 7 SP1 Beta and then only you can install final build of Windows 7 SP1 Beta. What it means is if a user installs Windows 7 SP1 Beta, He/She has to uninstall it at one point of time. If you don’t want to uninstall then there is only one option and that is to Reinstall Windows 7.

    Microsoft provides a guide on how to uninstall and remove Windows 7 SP1 Beta.

    The uninstall guide also applies to Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Beta.

    How to Uninstall Windows 7 SP1 Beta

    Uninstall Windows 7 SP1 Beta using Control Panel -> Programs and Features

    1. Click Start->Control Panel->Programs->Programs and Features.
    2. Click View installed updates.
    3. Look for Service Pack for Microsoft Windows (KB 976932)
    4. If found, then click Uninstall.
    5. If you don’t see Service Pack for Microsoft Windows (KB 976932) in the list of installed updates, or if the uninstall option is disabled, use System Restore to uninstall the service pack.

    Uninstall Windows 7 SP1 Beta using the Command Prompt

    1. Click the Start->Run….
    2. In the text box, type ‘cmd’
    3. Type the following command:

      wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:976932

      To run the above command, You have to be logged in as Administrator or open the command prompt as administrator

    4. Press Enter.

    Uninstall Windows 7 SP1 Beta using System Restore

    System Restore will remove any programs and revert any system changes that have been made since you installed the service pack. System Restore will not affect any personal files.

    1. Click the Start button .In the search box, type System Restore, and then, in the list of results, click System Restore and Click Next
    2. 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.

    3. Verify the restore point, and then click Finish.
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    2 Comments

    1. A real helpful post. I had trouble with this windows update. Thanks

    2. linda says:

      very helpful post,Thanks for sharing

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