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Windows 7: System recovery windows 7 question!

13 Nov 2012   #1

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System recovery windows 7 question!

I have a laptop that was originally vista and I installed windows 7 on it. If I do system recovery will it get rid of 7 and take me back to vista??

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13 Nov 2012   #2
whs

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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It should go back to Vista. Open your recovery partition and see what it says.
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13 Nov 2012   #3

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Alrite thank you. That's not the answer I wanted to hear.
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13 Nov 2012   #4
ryo

 
 

hi,
when you do a recovery, it should go back to your system state - vista. agree with whs.
so please tell us what's your specific problem?
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13 Nov 2012   #5
whs

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Depending on what you used to install Windows7, there may be ways to reinstall Windows7 too. What you need is a valid Windows 7 product key.
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13 Nov 2012   #6

Windows 7 home 64 bit
 
 

Well my problem is that my computer gets stuck "configuring updates" during startup so I just wanted to do a system recovery to start my computer off fresh. And I bought my computer close enough to the release date of windows 7 that Microsoft gave me the free upgrade. But I don't remember where I left the disc and I don't want to have to go back to windows vista.
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14 Nov 2012   #7
whs

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You can download and burn a Windows7 SP1 .iso from here. The problem is that we are not sure whether the product key on your COA sticker will activate that because the PC was originally Vista. You might try with the key that your current Windows 7 upgrade has. You find that with a keyfinder - e.g. Jelly Bean.
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