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Windows 7: downgrading from windows 7?


21 Nov 2010   #1

windows 7 ultimate x86
 
 
downgrading from windows 7?

yeah i upgraded to windows 7 last week but i cant play a few games of mine now because the driver updates for my computer is for only vista operating systems...

since i have to go back down to windows vista home premium i had a question,
how can i ERASE my entire C drive completely and start fresh with a new windows vista installation disk?


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21 Nov 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

If that is the full retail DVD
Just boot from the DVD and you will get the option for a clean install, with format.
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21 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

What drivers are you having trouble with? Most have Windows 7 versions on their websites.
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21 Nov 2010   #4
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello max3445, welcome to Seven Forums!



Have a look at this tutorial at the link below to see if you can get the Vista drivers installed for Windows 7 using compatibility mode and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


How to Run a Program in Compatibility Mode in Windows 7
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21 Nov 2010   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

If the drivers are the only reason, install in compatibilty mode.
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21 Nov 2010   #6

windows 7 ultimate x86
 
 

thanks guys, ill try and see if it will work richc46 method,
here are the drivers i need to install for vista home premium
Sony eSupport - VGN-AR830E - Software Updates & Drivers
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21 Nov 2010   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

When you get the choice of type of install. It says something like advanced click on that.
Section 6, here
Clean Install Windows 7
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21 Nov 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Why in the world would you want to downgrade to hasta la veesta????
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21 Nov 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
Why in the world would you want to downgrade to hasta la veesta????

i gave my two copies of vista to my dad the upgrade and the full im very satisfied with 7
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21 Nov 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

What about the drivers given by the Windows 7 installer, and quickly updated via optional Windows Updates?

Were these changed out before they were given a chance to check performance?

It is not necessary to change out the drivers given by the Windows 7 installer or update by optional Windows Updates until you have a performance problem with them.

If you have missing drivers then post back the device and we will help you find them.
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