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Windows 7: Could you go back to Vista/XP without Windows 7?

01 Feb 2010   #1
gaz

Windows 7 X64 Bit
 
 
Could you go back to Vista/XP without Windows 7?

Just a general Question about W7,I got an installed my copy on its release date and now i feel like i could not go back to vista(not that i would want to) bar a few apps not running and Gears of war incompatible ,jobs a guddan


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01 Feb 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I could go back to Vista easily; in fact, I am using Vista right now, and I haven't touched my 7 machine for a few days.
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01 Feb 2010   #3
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gaz View Post
Just a general Question about W7,I got an installed my copy on its release date and now i feel like i could not go back to vista(not that i would want to) bar a few apps not running and Gears of war incompatible ,jobs a guddan
I do not fully understand your post. Are you making a statement, that you like 7 so much that you cannot go back to Vista or are you asking can you actually go back?
Jonhathan read it to mean the first meaning. I acutally am not sure.

Since Jonathan answered one scenario, I will answer the other.

If you updated with an retail version of 7 and you have the DVD for Vista, you can go back.

If you used the upgrade version, you may be able, but not legally. The underlying OS is legally voided.

You have 2 answers now. I am sure one will satisify your curisosity.

Good luck
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01 Feb 2010   #4
gaz

Windows 7 X64 Bit
 
 
W 7

i did a clean install of a full home premium,but kept my vista partition
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01 Feb 2010   #5
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gaz View Post
i did a clean install of a full home premium,but kept my vista partition
I now understand you want to go back to Vista? If you want to remove Windows 7, delete the partition it is on, and run Startup Repair 3 times.

You may need to set the Vista partition as Active again. Follow the instructions in my post here to do that.

If you have any questions or problems, be sure to let us know. We will be more than willing to assist you.

Is there anything that we could help you with in 7 to resolve your gripes with it?
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