Cannot Install Vista SP1 because of previous SP1 Beta

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by dnr, Dec 12, 2007.

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    dnr Guest

    When I try to install SP1 I get a message that says SP1 is already installed.
    What is installed is the SP1 beta. How do I remove the beta to install the
    RTM SP1?
    dnr, Dec 12, 2007
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    Peter Guest

    Youy'll have to ask beta questions in whatever beta newsgroup you were given
    by the place that gave you the download.
    Peter, Dec 12, 2007
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    Malke Guest

    When you downloaded the beta, you were told how to report bugs and how
    to access any newsgroups set up for the beta. You should post this in
    the beta newsgroup.

    Malke, Dec 12, 2007
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    AJR Guest

    Via control panel - Vista SP1 is not RTM - it is RC1 and "expires" June
    AJR, Dec 12, 2007
  5. Go to Control Panel > Programs and Features..

    Now click on View installed updates (under the Tasks heading)

    Look for the SP1 Beta install .. it will be under the Microsoft Windows
    group and read as 'Service Pack for Microsoft Windows.

    Uninstall it.

    Before running the SP1 RC1 installation, disable your anti-virus program.
    When the computer reboots after installing RC1, the av will automatically
    re-instate itself..

    Good Luck
    Mike Hall - MVP, Dec 12, 2007
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    dnr Guest

    Perfect. This worked fine. Thanks.

    dnr, Dec 12, 2007
  7. To add a little...
    You are aware the RTM is not available and is not expected until the
    first part of next year?
    What is available is RC-1, but that is still a Beta.
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Dec 13, 2007
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    dnr Guest

    Yes, I mispoke. Thanks.

    dnr, Dec 13, 2007
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