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Windows 7: Well, that didn't go as planned! WIN 8 install on VMplayer.

02 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Well, that didn't go as planned! WIN 8 install on VMplayer.

Hi Gang,
I'm back for some input/advice. I decided to check out Win 8 for myself, after reading such mixed reviews here and on other forums. I downloaded, and burned a copy of Release preview iso. I was going to install on VMplayer, so I cranked up the VM and preceded to install it. All seemed to be going well, but I zigged when I should have zagged at some point , because when all was said and done I had overwritten my Win 7 install . Instead of being install on the VM it was installed on my SSD.
I'm now wondering if this can be reversed from a restore point, or some other method? I will clean install Win 7 if that's my only option, and give the VM other shot. May just install on a new partition on my HHD.

Thanks for being here Windows 7 forums!



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02 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nitro58 View Post
Hi Gang,
I'm back for some input/advice. I decided to check out Win 8 for myself, after reading such mixed reviews here and on other forums. I downloaded, and burned a copy of Release preview iso. I was going to install on VMplayer, so I cranked up the VM and preceded to install it. All seemed to be going well, but I zigged when I should have zagged at some point , because when all was said and done I had overwritten my Win 7 install . Instead of being install on the VM it was installed on my SSD.
I'm now wondering if this can be reversed from a restore point, or some other method? I will clean install Win 7 if that's my only option, and give the VM other shot. May just install on a new partition on my HHD.

Thanks for being here Windows 7 forums!
Sorry - it says specifically on the download page that the install cannot be reversed.
You'll have to do a clean install of Win 7.
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02 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

PSCO2007 is correct, you will have to carry out a clean install of Windows 7.

Please check out this tutorial, which explains how to dual boot Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista
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02 Jun 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

This worked on the Win8 Developer's Preview: How to restore a Windows 7-based computer to a previous Windows installation by using the Windows.old folder.

You can try it to see if it will also work to roll back the Win8 Consumer Preview to Windows 7.

Otherwise you'll have to Clean Install Windows 7
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02 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks for the input guys. I'll try your restore link Greg, if that doesn't work I'll go ahead and clean install.
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