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Windows 7: how do I return to Vista?

20 Nov 2009   #1
Dastone

windows 7
 
 
how do I return to Vista?

Is there anyway, to turn off Windows 7 and go back to Vista without a hard drive Format?

I bought Winows 7 because, I would get a blue screen crash every day with vista and this error code every time I wanted to do a windows update.

With Windows 7 I still have these problems, a blue screen crash daily, but with more lag then vista.

Also, with Windows 7 if you change the screen resolution, it just shrinks the viewing area on your monitor. I donít want it to shrink the viewing area, I want it to lower the quality to reduce lag in certain games.

I would like to return to vista I am wondering the least painful route for this?


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20 Nov 2009   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Did you do a clean install or upgrade. If upgrade was it from an OEM (you bought the computer with the OS already installed).
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20 Nov 2009   #3
Dastone

windows 7
 
 

yes, it was an upgrade from the already installed VISTA from the OEM
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20 Nov 2009   #4
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Unless you have a recovery partition to restore Vista you will need to purchase Vista again and do a fresh install, either way you will have to reinstall everything again as there is no downgrade option, instead of downgrading to Vista you would be better off finding out the cause of the BSOD and trying to fix it.
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20 Nov 2009   #5
Dastone

windows 7
 
 

oh, thanks for the information.

No one can tell me the problem, my whole system freezes up 10 mins after start up, I reboot and its fine for the rest of the night. I go though this every day. Sometimes it goes to the blue screen of death, and I get error codes, I called Dell they say them error codes are with the "operation system" it also says something about clock intervels not matching so shut down to stop damage.

but lets start with the easiest of my problems then since I cant go back to Vista. I want to lower my screen resoluation but still fill the entire monitor. With Vista you changed down to say 1360 x760 and it was less quality but still filled your monitor with 7. it just shrinks your viewing area. Any way with windows 7 to lower the resoluation and still fill the screen?
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20 Nov 2009   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

If you have a Dell computer, your received dvd, with the computer. These can put your computer back to the way it was when purchased..
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20 Nov 2009   #7
Kencelot

W7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Can you provide more information on your system's specs? So far we only know it is a Dell. But what model, etc.?
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20 Nov 2009   #8
Dastone

windows 7
 
 

I would not think my specs has anything to do with specific windows questions like setting screen resoluation or a operating system crash/blue screen.

but, 4850 ATI card
6 DDR3 ram
i7 intel chip
standard hard drive
its like the new dell stuido machine
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20 Nov 2009   #9
echrada

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nobody can help you with your problem unless we know exactly what we are looking at. System specifications assist in that.
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20 Nov 2009   #10
Kencelot

W7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Okay, lets try it this way. Since your pc is a Dell, provide me with the Service Tag number of your system. I have worked on many a Dell pc and most times, using this info, I can drill down to finding a fix.
Since Windows 7 release, Dell has issued a boat-load of BIOS and other updates to their systems.
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