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Windows 7: Use System Restore to go from Windows 7 back to Vista?

10 Feb 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jaime sevilla View Post
im hesitating whether to upgrade to windows7 or stay at vista. when i bought my laptop it never came with installation discs (vista) and drivers. so upgrading wouldnt be that easy. a friend of mine, who has also no backup drivers/installation disc, upgraded to windows7. later did he learnt that his webcam isnt functioning, bluetooth, finding drivers thru the net isnt just time-consuming, but harmful as well.
I suppose your laptop came with Recovery Partition, right?

Most PC manufacturers give you feature to create recovery disks from that partition.
So you can create set of recovery disk and upgrade your PC to windows 7. If something goes wrong you will recovery your system to Factory settings through it.
Note: You should create recovery disks, as after upgrade most of the time Recovery partition won't work as intended and you can't access it with normal means (like holding down some F(1-9) buttons and etc)
So that's why you should create recovery disks (if possible) before installing Windows 7. (If you want to recover to Factory settings)

What is your laptop model?

Another option is to take image of your HD and install Windows 7. And if everything works fine you can delete that image. If something goes wrong restore your HD with the image you have.

In my opinion first option is more preferable.

EDIT: ( I see your laptop is from Toshiba? This link confirms that Toshiba has bundled software to create Factory Settings recovery disks)

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