Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: downgrading from windows 7?

21 Nov 2010   #1
max3445

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?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
21 Nov 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

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

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

What drivers are you having trouble with? Most have Windows 7 versions on their websites.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

21 Nov 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Nov 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

If the drivers are the only reason, install in compatibilty mode.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Nov 2010   #6
max3445

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Nov 2010   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

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

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Why in the world would you want to downgrade to hasta la veesta????
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Nov 2010   #9
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Nov 2010   #10
gregrocker

 

What about the drivers given by the Win7 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 Win7 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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 downgrading from windows 7?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Downgrading from Windows 8
When I downgrade from windows 8 or try to atleast, it wont even start after I press install now to install because it says I don't have the correct drivers. What do I do? Thank you, C
Drivers
Downgrading from windows 8
Hi I am having a spot of trouble downgrading from windows 8 to windows 7 in DISKPART I select the disk to convert to mbr and type convert mbr it comes up Virtual Disk Service Error: Anyone got any clues Thanks in advance
Installation & Setup
downgrading windows 7
my mom is running windows 7 ultimate but she's running out of memory..she only had 18.9 mb free space . we wnt to downgrade it to xp.hdd is only 4 gb.please gide me first before i downgrade it to xp
Installation & Setup
Downgrading to Vista, will I keep the files I have on Windows 7?
I'm planning to downgrade to vista, (don't ask why) and I was wondering if I will keep the files I already have (images, music, documents) in a Windows.old folder, because I remember having that when I reformatted Windows 7 or something like that. The downgrade to Vista is built in my Samsung...
Installation & Setup
Downgrading windows 7 to vista
Hi there, quick question. Basically I'm having all sorts of problems with blue screens and stop errors on starting up my system (bought as windows 7) and it seems it might be a driver problem. Ideally I would re-install windows 7 but I don't have the disc for this, I do however have an old vista...
Installation & Setup
Downgrading Windows 7 64-bit to 32-bit
I have a Gateway DX4300 with Windows 7 64-bit preinstalled. I need to downgrade to Windows 7 32-bit. I spoke to Gateway chat support in India and they informed me that they could not ship me a copy of Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit, the computer came with Windows 7 64-bit preinstalled and the...
Drivers


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:05.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App