S speedbooster New member Joined Mar 25, 2020 Posts 3 Mar 25, 2020 #1 Hi, I have been unable to install most softwares, specially Microsoft's on my E6520 for quite a while with 0x80073712 etc errors. ALHAMDOLILLAH i have made a bootable win 7 usb from Dell recovery tools. I am planning to do a repair install but the problem is that Computer properties show Service Pack 1. And repair install cannot be performed with SP1 installed. To remove it, I need to remove KB976932 from installed updates. But the screen shows no updates installed. Also, looking for a solution, I came to this thread and I have the same problem, C:\Windows\System32\config\COMPONENTS is 256KB. I am looking for some way to make the current windows 7 installation SP1 free, so I can in-place/ repair install windows 7 to refresh the windows files. The PC is terribly damaged I can sense. SFCFix tool suggested "Components hive may be damaged".