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Win 7 Pro reinstall question and the coming SP2


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Since I've had my computer there's been the one occasion where I needed to do a complete reinstall, using my retail 64 bit version on the disk. Unfortunately the reinstall did not complete because, as I subsequently discovered, I had SP1 installed. I uninstalled SP1 and my software install completed from the disk. Not wanting to go through this problem again, I didn't install SP1.

Now I've read that SP2 is coming soon, so I wondered if there will be a way to combine both Service Packs with my retail disk, ready in case of later problems. Sorry, but I'm not familiar with these ISO whatsits or slipstreaming OSes, so please be gentle!! :o))

Thank you for your guidance on this. TC.

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You could also download an iso file to burn to DVD with SP1 already integrated if you need to do a repair install again, link

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