How downgrade from Windows 7 to Vista?
I have windows 7 on this computer, can I download Vista online on a disk to reinstall on another computer
* original title - trying to fix another computer *.
There is no available free and legal Vista download
Here are the different ways to reinstall vista on another computer
Contact the manufacturer of the computer if vista is pre-installed on the other computer and ask them to send you to vista recovery disks to reinstall the operating system back as it was when you bought it
they do it for a nominal cost of $
also ask them if you have a recovery partition on that drive to be given to the way in which you bought
you would normally press F10 or F11 or Alt + F10, 0 at startup to start the recovery process according to the manufacturer
Ask them of the exact key sequence
or borrow a microsoft dvd vista
Make sure that you borrow the correct 32-bit or 64-bit microsoft dvd to your computer
they contain all versions of vista
This is the product key that determines which version of vista is installed
I bought a computer with vista. I've upgraded to Windows 7. Can I downgrade from Windows 7 to Vista or even XP?
You can UN-do the upgrade (the restoration of Vista), but you can not downgrade to Windows XP. See...
How to uninstall Windows 7
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How downgrade from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows XP Home Edition? I understand that what is happening back, but my printer & a lot of programs that I can not afford to replace now is not compatible with Win7. I tried to insert the WinXP disc, but he says the facility is "blocked due to compatibility issues".
To install windows XP on windows 7, you need to start your computer while the cd is in the drive. This will allow the system prompts you to "Press any key to boot from the CD-ROM.." and then follow the instructions accordingly.
I hope this helps.
If I want to downgrade my windows XP Professional vista OEM, I fill in key windows xp product of google search,.
It will be illegal?
You can not downgrade Vista to XP. You need a separate license for XP. Yes, it is not legal to do this. Found on Google product keys should never be used.
I have a HP Pavilion laptop 15-E016TX (3rd Gen Ci5 / 4 GB/1 TB / Win8 / graphic 2 GB) who came up with the unique language of windows 8. It has recently been upgraded windows 8.1 without even giving me an option to cancel the upgrade. After the update the system became shit. It restarts again and again the desktop screen. When I right click on the desktop I can not access the graphics property option or set the switchable property option... It gives an error that 'cli' is not found. Even my games do not work properly (its getting hanged)...
Can you please help me how downgrade to windows 8 with the detailed procedure given that I don't have a deep knowledge of resetting or updating of systems...
I have some doubts about this...
1 Wil it erase all my data of all readers... I had a single disc hard when I brought in the first instance, I manually partitioned it...
Ok. You have not provided this information before. So my previous post was a waste of time. You will need to buy HP recovery media. If you are available and active recovery media recover image factory, it would be to delete and recreate the partitions on the boot only disc not the secondary hard drive.
2 what, reset or refresh the pc. This will help?
N ° reset or update will only update to the current Windows 8.1 operating system
3. is it going to be unilingual Windows 8 again.
It will not work if there is no recovery partition, if you do not have to worry about that
4. How can I stop the installation of windows 8.1 in the future.
Change the settings for Windows Update. See the following image
Original title: dell xps cannot restore
Does anyone know how to restore before windows 8 download. Installation of big mistake and now I cannot uninstall or restore to a point before. I'm not computer ace, can anyone help? Thanks in advance
Please write us with the following details.
- What version of Windows 8 you have installed on your computer?
- Why would you downgrade to Windows 7? What problem are you having with Windows 8?
To descend from one operating system to another you are unable to perform a restore of the system as the operating system restore points will not have another operating system. You must install a new copy of Windows. In this case, you have installed Windows 8 on your computer and now you want to downgrade to Windows 7, I suggest you contact your manufacturer regarding this issue.
You can also check out the link below.
Understanding downgrade rights
You can also see the steps in the link below.
Feel free to write us if you're having other problems related to Windows.
I upgraded my laptop from Vista to 8, but now I want this laptop back to Vista and use the 8 on my XP desktop. It will get a genuine copy
Original title: upgrade
If Windows Vista was preinstalled on your laptop, Yes, if you are using the recovery media, it will be activated. If it is a copy of the retail of Windows Vista, you will need to reactivate by phone:
How to activate Windows manually (activate by phone)
1) click Start and in the search for box type: slui.exe 4
(2) press the ENTER"" key.
(3) select your "country" in the list.
(4) choose the option "activate phone".
(5) stay on the phone (do not select/press all options) and wait for a person to help you with the activation.
(6) explain your problem clearly to the support person.
I've heard say that if you buy Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit you can it downgrade to Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit, up to what you want to switch back and use Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. It would be useful for me because I run Avid Media Composer, and it is licensed to run on Vista Ultimate 64 bit at the moment. So if this was true then it save me buy vista and I could just buy Windows 7 up to greedy approved windows 7 for Avid Media Composer running. I really need an official answer to this question.
You heard wrong (unless the manufacturer of the computer tells you otherwise).
Windows Update has nothing to with the upgrade of Windows. Please post questions in this forum instead: http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7install/threads
I bought the computer hp laptop dv5 recently the config. is 3 GB of ram, 250 GB HDD, processor turion, ati radeon HD3450 & card mother amd. I have the query that, initially, the operating system installed on my machine was vista home basic 32-bit. then after I've updated in windows 7 RC1 now I want to downgrade in Vista Home Basic Edition again. can u tell me the ways on how to do with this thing. my need is I want a downgrade frm 7 to vista home basic and I don't want to do a clean install of Vista Home Basic, because I have my entire data on drive c. ND it's hard for me to backup large amounts of data. I have also 2 discs of recovery came with my laptop. In addition to this, please tell me if I can move from 32-bit vista to 64-bit according to the config. given above.
You must do a clean install to Windows Vista Home Basic to Windows 7.
External hard drives are a good way to back up large volumes of data
Vista 32-bit to 64-bit Vista is NOT an upgrade path.
You will need to BUY a FULL 64 bit Vista operating system version and do a CLEAN install of it.
Ask the manufacturer of your computer are them, 64-bit versions of Vista support in your model of laptop.
Online 24/7 support for home and individual HP products
Ask them how to use your recovery/s drive.
Each manufacturer has their own way of doing a recovery back to factory settings.
Normally, you start from the disc and follow the instructions to perform a recovery.
See you soon.
Mick Murphy - Microsoft partner
I have a HP Mini, #ABA WH860UA provided with Windows 7 Starter. I installed Windows 8 consumer Preview copy evaluation about 8 months ago and tried to get it back to Win 7 since. Now, I get messages my liscense expires in a few days. Is there a link somewhere that will let me download Windows 7 Starter, if I have my product key?
Everything THAT wants me to 'upgrade' to Win 8 Pro. Thank you, but no. My Mini cannot hold. I want to just 7 starter return.
BTW... I'm the 'poor' poor rich man... My mini will be a paper weight large format, if I can't find a link to download from.
You'd be better off using a disk win 7 of someone you know and make a copy for future use.
I hope that you realize that a download of this size is more than 3 GB in size.
Its more easy and faster to borrow an and use your key.
I actually have this as an upgrade but good. If I format the C: drive to install the new OS will be the also deleted recovery partition?
You don't have to just delete and format the primary partition and install.
However, I just deleted all and regained the space. I've never used a recovery partition, and if you are able to install a new OS that is lost?
Hello. I'm helping a friend fix his computer. He had someone to download a pirated version of Windows 7 and I am trying to downgrade it to its old Windows Vista. I followed all the instructions on this page http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_install/downgrade-from-windows-7-to-vista/e95a2e68-34b1-487e-aa56-3dadfea59a8b?tm=1357534800060 to restore the boot sector. When I type in c: D:\boot\bootsect/nt60 everything happens is subsystem needed to support the type of image is not taken in charge. I didn't know how to undo the changes that I had done so far, so I just restarted the computer and hope for the best. Now it is loading Windows Vista Home Premium but I'm unable to open a session the user account... "The service user profile Service has no logon. Message unable to load the user profile "and I'm unable to open a session. Please help me!
Download a Windows Vista image and use the instructions in the article Create a. ISO file and then burn it to a blank DVD:
Windows Vista SP1:
ImgBurn - supporting the creation of CD more. ISO files,
It supports a wide range of image file formats, and it's free.
(BIN, CUE, DI, DVD, GI, IMG, MDS, NRG, PDI and ISO)
Note: Use always slower burning (4 x or 2 x) speed is offered a choice.
Boot from the Windows Vista DVD
To learn how to change your BIOS options to boot from the DVD drive, the following tutorial:
Click Install now
Accept the license agreement
When the option is displayed to select a type of installation, click (Custom advanced)
Select the disk partition where you want to install Windows Vista click Next.
You will receive the following warning:
The partition you have selected may contain files from a previous Installation of Windows. If so, these files and folders will be moved to a folder named Windows.old. You will be able to access the information in Windows.old, but you will be able to use your previous version of Windows.
(At all costs, do NOT click on anything in Format, deletion or Partition name.) So even do a custom installation, your personal files are still kept. Click OK
The installation program will now begin installation. During installation, your computer will be restarted several times.
Once the installation is complete, you can complete the Out of Box experience as the choice of your laptop, create a username, password, your time zone. You can then proceed to download the latest updates for Windows and reinstall your applications and drivers.
You can then retrieve your personal files from the Windows.old folder and reinstall all of your applications and drivers.
Please list the steps. It was not a recent change.
Thanks for posting your question on the Microsoft community.
Thank you for details on the issue.
I also like the fact you want to downgrade to Windows 8 to 7.
Your downgrade Windows 8 an earlier version of Windows depends as well on Windows 8 version you have and the method by which you got Windows 8. Not all editions of Windows provide downgrade rights. If you have right to demotion and decide to use them, you continue to keep the licence and the rights of use for your original version and can 'upgrade' to the rear at any time.
I suggest you to refer to this article and check if it helps.
How downgrade from Windows 8
BIOS change / semiconductor (CMOS) to complementary metal oxide settings can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from starting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the configuration of the BIOS/CMOS settings can be solved. Changes to settings are at your own risk.
I strongly recommend that you back up all your important files and folders on an external storage device before performing any type of BONE repair, upgrade, downgrade, or resettlement. You may lose all the programs installed, you may need to reinstall.
I hope this information helps.
Please let us know if you need more help.
How can I view network connections after downgrade from Windows Vista business to Windows XP Professional. I have problems to install the drivers of my HP dc7800.
Click Start > my network places > view network connections in the left pane.
Link above is for XP Forums.
There is a list of the different Forums XP to the link above to help you.
You get the help you need there.
Here is the Vista Forums.
See you soon
Mick Murphy - Microsoft partner
I want to ask something about the downgrade from Windows 7 to Windows Vista Edition Home Premium!
My laptop is Satellite L510. When I bought it, it came with Windows Vista Home Premium as its OS so I already created a recovery disk.
Now, if I update to Windows 7 and if I want to downgrade to window Vista... often I just use this recovery disc to format to Windows Vista everything as before?
Because they do not have the Windows Vista installation disk when I bought this laptop.
And I want to ask now the window Vista already got a healthy recovery partition in my right HDdrive? If I update to Windows 7 then did the Window Vista healthy recovery partition is still there, or only the restore disc that I create before you reformat Windows Vista Home Premium box?
Thanks to all who try to answer my question!
All new laptops are shipped without DVD upgraders and everyone must create one. This is why Toshiba has designed small Creator called Toshiba Recovery tool. With this tool you can create recovery DVDs and use them for the installation of the OS more far.
Whenever when you use, you'll have to factory settings and it will be like on the first day when launch you for the first time.
When you have this recovery media, you can do whatever you want and, of course, install Win7 with HARD drive. One day, when you want to have Vista again just use created recovery DVD and you will have factory again.
When you bought your laptop recovery image was recorded on the second partition of HARD drive in the folder called HDDRecovery. This image can be used to install Vista with the factory only settings. When you install Win7 these files can no longer be used and Vista must be installed from recovery created DVDs.
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