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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

How to Uninstall Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Beta and RC




Information
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Beta adds a clock time with an termination date of June  30, 2011 to your Windows 7. You will be reminded starting on March 30, 2011 about the termination date, but you will be able to use your system to assist beta test the SP1  beta until June 29, 2011. Later, you will need to either upgrade to the eventual edition of SP1 when released in the first half of 2011 or uninstall the Beta version of SP1 to be capable to utilize your Windows 7 again.


This article will demonstrate, how to uninstall Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Beta in  case you have issues with operating the SP1 beta, before the SP1 beta dies, or you  are installing the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) RC build.

For more info about Windows 7 SP1 Beta FAQ's, see:

Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 Beta FAQ's

To download and for more info about Windows 7 SP1 RC, see:

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Release  Candidate (KB976932)

Note
When you download and install the "Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) RC", it adds a  watermark to your desktop letting you know that this is right away a evaluation copy of  Windows 7.

Word Of Advice
You will have to uninstall Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Beta before you will be able  to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) RC.

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) RC will end running on November 30, 2011. Before this date, you will need to either upgrade to the final version of SP1 when released in the first half of 2011 or uninstall the RC version of SP1 to be capable to use your Windows 7 again.

OPTION ONE


Uninstall Windows 7 SP1 Beta or RC using Programs and Characteristics
1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click on Programs and Features.

2. Click on the View installed updates link in the left pane.

NOTE: If you don't find 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.

3. Click on Service Pack for Microsoft Windows (KB976932) to uninstall.

NOTE: You could also select Service Pack for Microsoft Windows (KB976932) and click on  the "Uninstall" push button on the toolbar, or right click on Service Pack for Microsoft  Windows (KB976932) and click on "Uninstall".

4. Click on Yes.

5. Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Beta or RC will now start uninstalling. It will take a bit of time to complete.

6. When prompted, restart the computer to finish.

OPTION TWO


Uninstall Windows 7 SP1 Beta or RC using a Advanced Command Prompt
1. Open a elevated command prompt (Run as administrator).

2. In the elevated command prompt, copy and paste the command below and press enter.

Wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:976932

3. Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Beta or RC will now start uninstalling. It will take  a bit to complete.

4. When prompted, restart the computer to finish.

OPTION THREE


Uninstall Windows 7 SP1 Beta or RC using System Restore

 WARNING: Performing a System Restore will also withdraw any programs and revert any system changes that were made since you installed the service pack. System Restore will not affect any personal files in your user folders.

1. Do a system restore using a restore point that has the same date or before you installed the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Beta or RC.

NOTE: The restore point created automatically when you installed the SP1 beta will be labeled either Install: Windows Update or Install: Windows 7 Service Pack 1.

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