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Standard User paul1360
(regular) Thu 20-Jan-11 13:48:26
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Windows 7 SP1 Beta


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Wondering how many people on this forum have the same problem I and many people worldwide have.
The problem being in Windows 7 SP1 beta update running and are unable to uninstall the update which you have to do when the final SP come's out very shortly. If you have upgrade and have done any Housekeeping on your PC ( Defrag, Disk cleanup etc) then the only way to remove the said update is by reformatting your HD back to factory settings, you have to do this because the uninstall files for the update are placed in the Temp folder only and is deleted when you do any of the above.
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Standard User BatBoy
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 20-Jan-11 13:53:29
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Re: Windows 7 SP1 Beta


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Never install a beta on anything other that a dedicated test machine.



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Standard User Error
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 20-Jan-11 16:51:52
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Re: Windows 7 SP1 Beta


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That's the life of a beta tester. I quite enjoyed it when testing 7 before release, now I've bought a copy I'm only installing proper releases...I use this PC daily and it's full of data I want to keep.


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Standard User DavidFinbarr
(freechataholic) Thu 20-Jan-11 20:19:23
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Re: Windows 7 SP1 Beta


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Can't you install it again?
thereby recreating missing uninstall info.

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Edited by DavidFinbarr (Thu 20-Jan-11 20:20:46)

Standard User paul1360
(regular) Fri 21-Jan-11 07:55:58
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Re: Windows 7 SP1 Beta


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Hi All,
Nope can't re-install it as it's already on the PC.
I understand about Beta and have done a log of testing but this is the 1st time I've come across anything like this.
Maybe MS will do something as a lot of people are in the same boat
Standard User AEP
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 21-Jan-11 08:53:14
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Re: Windows 7 SP1 Beta


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You could always do a System Restore to a point before you installed the SP.
Standard User paul1360
(regular) Fri 21-Jan-11 14:19:04
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Re: Windows 7 SP1 Beta


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installed it back in sept 2010 no restore point that far back. I have to reformat my HD
Grrrrrrrr
Standard User GeoffB
(experienced) Sat 22-Jan-11 15:07:05
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Re: Windows 7 SP1 Beta


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Have you kept any old system images from Win7 Backup?

Advent laptop/Dell Inspiron 6000/Dell mini all using XP and 2Gb RAM
Dell Studio 15 with Win7 and 4Gb RAM
Belkin N router (cable) (VM 20Mb
Voyager 2100 via BT line (8Mb/s) as backup
BT Option 3 / Virgin cable 20Mbs
IE8 and OE6 (Live Mail with Win7)
Standard User paul1360
(regular) Sun 23-Jan-11 08:35:19
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Re: Windows 7 SP1 Beta


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Simple answer is No I never did and yes I am a fool for not doing so but at the time had a lot of no PC issues to deal with so it just went out of my head.
I've done my laptop now and have installed and then uninstalled SP1 RC.
Still hope MS comes up with something
cheers
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sun 23-Jan-11 20:48:57
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Re: Windows 7 SP1 Beta


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You can now download the full SP1 smile, as released to OEMs.
Note that it's 900+MB, and if your Win 7 fully updated, you won't need most of it.
May as well wait until it comes via MS Update.

http://windows7forums.com/windows-7-discussion/56605...

Regards,
Martin
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