How To Uninstall Windows 7 SP1 (Service Pack 1)

Many users who have installed the leaked Windows 7 SP1 beta version are facing some minor issues like missing DVD drive, Documents folders, etc. Since the unofficially available Windows 7 SP1 is labeled with beta tag, one might encounter bugs.

Windows 7 SP1

Users who are eagerly waiting for the first service pack need to remember that it includes only minor updates, among which are updates that are already available through Windows Update channel. So, keep your expectations low.

If you too have installed Windows 7 SP1 beta and would like to get rid of it, here is how to safely uninstall it:

1. Type Windows Update in Start menu search field and hit enter to open Windows Updates window.

Uninstall Windows 7 SP1

2. In the left pane, click Installed Updates option.

Uninstall Windows 7 SP1 update

3. Here you should see the Windows 7 SP1 entry. Right-click on the service pack entry and click Uninstall to begin uninstalling the service pack. Click Yes when you are prompted with the confirmation box.

Uninstall Windows 7 sp1

Uninstall Windows 7 sp1 guide

Uninstalling windows 7 sp1

4. Reboot your machine.

Also read: How to uninstall Windows 7.



  1. Aaron Hernandez says

    sir, I already did this two times but still when I uninstall SP1, it always says in boot up “Fail to configure, Reverting changes . . . ”

    I want to remove this SP1 because I can’t repair my USB ports. Please help me. 🙁

  2. jensen says

    it doesn’t work for me either:

    “Please wait while the updates are being uninstalled. This might take several minutes.”

    I’m waiting to finish 20 minutes – it doesn’t move!

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