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Windows 7: Downgrade back to vista?

04 Jan 2009   #1
Himie

Windows 7
 
 
Downgrade back to vista?

hello these past few days i've been using windows 7 and its good but still a little buggy and some programs i want to run are not compatible with windows 7 so is there a way i can downgrade back to vista without reformatting?


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04 Jan 2009   #2
z3r010

 

No
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04 Jan 2009   #3
Himie

Windows 7
 
 

so my only option is to reformat....
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04 Jan 2009   #4
mansrm81

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes it is Himie
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04 Jan 2009   #5
Iknewitwin7

Windows 7 Pro x64 & Win7 Pre x64 / Ubuntu 9.10 Beta
 
 

Did you back up Vista before upgrading?
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04 Jan 2009   #6
renthor

Windows 7 Beta 1 b7000
 
 

Main reason why a clean install on a separate hard drive, or at the very least a different partition is better than upgrading. Just a tip for if you ever decide to install a beta OS again.
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04 Jan 2009   #7
johngalt

 

For anyone curious about this topic in the future -

***YOU ARE USING A BETA OPS***

Unless you have a *lot* of experience Beta testing Operating Systems, ***don't*** upgrade. Don't put this as your main OS on a production machine. Don't Think that just because it is being released to the public for *testing* that it is 100% stable.

I cannot stress these points enough. If you play with fire, you have to reasonably expect to get burned, no matter how good you are. If you install a Beta OS, you have to ***reasonably*** expect it to crash or muck up at some point.

If it were bug free, it would not be a Beta.
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04 Jan 2009   #8
Himie

Windows 7
 
 

yays for D2D recovery partition ^^

thx guys i wont make the same error again now i will install it on a different partition
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04 Jan 2009   #9
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
For anyone curious about this topic in the future -

***YOU ARE USING A BETA OPS***

Something like this should be a sticky.
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05 Jan 2009   #10
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Welcome to the forums, Himie.

Check out the tutorials. Lots of great info there.

Gary
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