Category: 2-World

Windows 7 SP1 is the continuing incremental updates including updates of the past through Windows Update, as well as feedback from customers and partners based on the Windows 7 platform. Some people forced to delete Windows 7 SP1 patch because of lack of system disk space. Here are 3 methods on how to uninstall Windows 7 SP1 patch. Additionally, if you're new to Windows 10, check out this post.

Conventional method:


1. Click on the lower left corner of the taskbar "Start" button, in the windows pop-up menu, click "Control Panel" option;

2. Click on "Programs and Features" in the Control Panel;

3. In the left blue area, click "View installed updates" link;

4. Find the name "for Microsoft Windows Service pack (KB976932)" patch, right-click the "Uninstall" button.


Command method:

1. Click "Start" - Click "All Programs" - click "Accessories" - right-click Command Prompt, and click "Run as administrator" command;

2. Type in the command prompt window "wusa.exe / uninstall / kb: 976932" command, press the Enter key to execute.


Deleting the Service Pack backup files:

If you really do not want to delete Windows 7 SP1, you can also use the Windows 7 SP1 backup files to reduce the space occupied, but note that after you remove Windows 7 SP1 backup files you will not be able to uninstall Windows 7 SP1.

1. Click "Start" - Click "All Programs" - click "Accessories" - Click on "Tools" - Click the "Disk Cleanup";

2. Pop-up "Disk Cleanup: Drive Selection" dialog box, in the drop-down menu select the system partition drive letter, click the "OK" button;

3. Locate the "Service Pack Backup Files" option in the file list box you want to delete, tick the box in front of it, click "OK" button to delete the backup files of Service Pack.

Attention: we’d better use a specialized to back up data and file in case of any damage occur.