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08 Oct 2009   #1

Vista
 
 
Please help, im new

hey, i had vista preinstalled on my machine, and I downloaded that beta windows 7 and i overwrote it and I want to go back down to vista, is there any way? It says it has expired but everything seems to be running fine like and I don't know wil my system lock in a week or so? please help me


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08 Oct 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by datastore View Post
hey, i had vista preinstalled on my machine, and I downloaded that beta windows 7 and i overwrote it and I want to go back down to vista, is there any way? It says it has expired but everything seems to be running fine like and I don't know wil my system lock in a week or so? please help me
first things first

We need info on your machine. make,model,ram,etc

and what version of win 7 (type winver in search), and when does/did it expire?

did you upgrade, dual boot or do a clean install?

ken
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08 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 RC 64bit
 
 

If it was pre installed its likely to have a separate partition on your HD, do you have any recovery dvds?
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08 Oct 2009   #4

Vista
 
 

ok its an acer 5920g series, 250gig of space, 4gig of ram,32bit, its the windows 7 ultimate beta, build 7022, it says its already expired but i can still use it, when it asked me to put in a key, i put in a key i got off microsoft but didnt work...im not sure, i just installed it over vista, so i think u'd call that an upgrade...no ive no dvds or anything...
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08 Oct 2009   #5

Vista
 
 

windows 6.1
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08 Oct 2009   #6

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by formation4 View Post
If it was pre installed its likely to have a separate partition on your HD, do you have any recovery dvds?
True but hs doesn't have the cd's and may not even have a backup.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by datastore View Post
ok its an acer 5920g series, 250gig of space, 4gig of ram,32bit, its the windows 7 ultimate beta, build 7022, it says its already expired but i can still use it, when it asked me to put in a key, i put in a key i got off microsoft but didnt work...im not sure, i just installed it over vista, so i think u'd call that an upgrade...no ive no dvds or anything...
DS

Ok yep win 7 7022 is timing out. does your computer shutdown every couple of hours? Since you dont have any of the original vista/restore disks, the only way to restore it back to vista is if you download and burn vista (from MS?) to dvd. then you could TRY a restore from the restore partition that was there when the computer left the factory. Did you do any backups while vista was installed?

Im thinking this is going to be a waste of time. Is there anything on the drive that you cant live without?

Ken
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08 Oct 2009   #7

Vista
 
 

while, i had to get my laptop repaired because the sound on it was dead and i copied the 2 drives onto my external harddrive and they replaced it with a new motherboard, so i dont know if i can get anything there that wud help....no its seems to be fine, hasnt shut down on me, i havent had it on over 2 hours yet....i got it off isohunt..i know doing all this was a huge mistake...i could download vista or maybe get it off a teacher in college, i can check 2moro and see what the story is..and yh i have everything backed up so its ok like
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08 Oct 2009   #8

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by datastore View Post
while, i had to get my laptop repaired because the sound on it was dead.Ok no problem
i copied the 2 drives onto my external harddrive and they replaced it with a new motherboard No problem
, so i dont know if i can get anything there that wud help
....no its seems to be fine, hasnt shut down on me, i havent had it on over 2 hours yet...
.i got it off isohunt..i know doing all this was a huge mistake Yep A huge mistake. We have no idea what they added (virus) or removed (something critical)
...i could download vista or maybe get it off a teacher in college If you get a vista dvd you can at least clean install it providing you have a vista key. (if it came pre-installed there is at least an OEM key on a sticker on the outside of the laptop
, i can check 2moro and see what the story is..
and yh i have everything backed up so its ok like
First get a vista dvd (a real one)
Burn it to dvd
do a clean install
import anything you need using the east transfer wizard

Hope this works

Ken
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08 Oct 2009   #9

Vista
 
 

ah ok thanks this has been helpful should I install vista or get XP installed instead?
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08 Oct 2009   #10
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

I believe the RTM is stall available from Microsoft (members correct me on this if it isn't available at this date). Or, you can go to the Microsoft download site and get a copy of the 90 day Enterprise Edition which would give you a chance to test Win 7 for the 90 day period, or until you can get a retail copy (goes on sale on 22 Oct.). Avoid using torrent sites—you can end up with a bad copy from these sites, and chances of getting someone from the Seven Forums to help you with a torrent copy (illegal) is unlikely.

Reinstall Vista first, then if possible install Win 7 as a dual boot.

And, by the way Welcome to "Seven Forums"
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