How to uninstall Windows 7 SP1 (Service Pack 1)
You may need to uninstall Windows 7 SP1 from your computer if after installing the Service Pack, your PC doesn’t function properly. Microsoft released Windows 7 SP1 with several updates that included security and performance enhancements, and improvements to some features. However, you may have installed a program or a driver on your PC that leads to software conflicts with the updates. This may lead to system instability and certain programs or hardware are affected. In such situations, you can remove Windows 7 SP1 to fix the issues.
Here are two methods by which you can uninstall Windows 7 SP1:
Uninstall Windows 7 SP1 from Control Panel
1. First of all, click the ‘Start’ button on the Windows 7 desktop and then click ‘Control Panel’.
2. Now click ‘Programs’, and then click ‘Programs and Features’.
3. Click ‘View installed updates’.
4. Click the ‘Service Pack for Microsoft Windows (KB 976932)’ option.
5. Click ‘Uninstall.
If your PC came with Windows 7 Service Pack 1 already installed, the option ‘Service Pack for Microsoft Windows (KB 976932)’ won’t be listed. In this case and also if the service pack is listed but grayed out, you cannot uninstall the Windows 7 Service Pack.
Uninstall Windows 7 SP1 using the Command Prompt
1. Click the 'Start' button and then in the search box, type 'Command Prompt'.
2. In the list of results, right-click 'Command Prompt', and then click 'Run as administrator'. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
3. Type the following: 'wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:976932'
4. Press the 'Enter' key.
Thus, by using these methods, you can uninstall Windows 7 SP1 (Service Pack 1).