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Windows 7: Now that I upgraded to 7

22 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 home pre
 
 
Now that I upgraded to 7

can I use my vista recovery disc to go back to vista ?(don't plan on it) I forgot to write down my product key ! ! ! !

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22 Oct 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Linden5150 View Post
can I use my vista recovery disc to go back to vista ?(don't plan on it) I forgot to write down my product key ! ! ! !

Is the recovery partition still intact? or you could just request another key from microsoft

Ken
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22 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 home pre
 
 

^^^ no I deleted the recovery part. I only have the three recovery discs I made from recovery manager
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22 Oct 2009   #4

Windows Seven x64
 
 

If they are DVD's than I am thinking you are still safe because if you put those in the DVD drive and boot into them they will reformat your partitions and bring back your recovery partition and reinstall Vista to the Factory Default settings. ( I think I could be wrong) I have to double check..

Hope this Helps..
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22 Oct 2009   #5

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Linden5150 View Post
^^^ no I deleted the recovery part. I only have the three recovery discs I made from recovery manager
not going to work then. the three recovery disk only contain the info to boot and the drivers you need. the actual data was on that partition sorry

Ken
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22 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 home pre
 
 

^^^ I think you may be wrong, before installing 7 I deleted my partition and then used the recovery discs to reinstall a fresh copy of vista and had no problems

I may be wrong, but I know that those discs worked without a recovery partition
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22 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Linden5150 View Post
^^^ no I deleted the recovery part. I only have the three recovery discs I made from recovery manager
not going to work then. the three recovery disk only contain the info to boot and the drivers you need. the actual data was on that partition sorry

Ken
Actually when you create recovery discs it creates the ones you would get from HP/Dell/Gateway (anyone that has recovery discs).

Will reformat your ENTIRE hard drive and restore it to when you first got it.
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22 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 home pre
 
 

exactly, So . . . The purpose of this thread is:

1) can I still revert back to vista if there is a problem with 7 that causes my system to crash? Even if I do not have a product key (for vista)?

2) say I can . . . . could I then re-upgrade to 7 using the same 741 program I received via digital river today? I allready backed up the program and Product key
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Linden5150 View Post
exactly, So . . . The purpose of this thread is:

1) can I still revert back to vista if there is a problem with 7 that causes my system to crash? Even if I do not have a product key (for vista)?

2) say I can . . . . could I then re-upgrade to 7 using the same 741 program I received via digital river today? I allready backed up the program and Product key
1. Yes, system recovery discs have the key preinstalled.

2. Yes,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Oct 2009   #10

Windows 7 home pre
 
 

^^^ thank you sir, I will take your word for it and send some rep your way
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