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Windows 7: How do I install Windows 7 from my Windows Vista laptop?

07 Jun 2013   #1
jrocker11

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
How do I install Windows 7 from my Windows Vista laptop?

Hello,

I made a giant mistake. My older laptop had Windows 7 on it and I had this device that only worked on Windows Vista. So, I decided to downgrade to Windows Vista from Windows 7. Turns out, all my drivers weren't compatible with Vista and everything is extremely...laggy. My network card didn't work and everything seems to be REALLY wonky.

Now I'm in a bubble. How do I go BACK to Windows 7? I do not have a Windows 7 installation disc and I do not have a Vista disc (other then my installation disc). And it's my old laptop, so if reformatting everything and losing every piece of data is an option, I'm willing to do it. Any ideas?

Thanks.

-JRocker


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07 Jun 2013   #2
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Hi jrocker11 welcome to SevenForums

Take a look at this link below . It will have everything you need

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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07 Jun 2013   #3
jrocker11

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
Hi jrocker11 welcome to SevenForums

Take a look at this link below . It will have everything you need

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
I appreciate the help but as I was reading through the steps, they seem rather confusing to me.
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07 Jun 2013   #4
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Which steps ?

Step 1 : Has a Legit iso for Windows 7 installation

Step 2 : Has a tool to create a bootable USB or DVD from the downloaded .iso file
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07 Jun 2013   #5
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jrocker11 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
Hi jrocker11 welcome to SevenForums

Take a look at this link below . It will have everything you need

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
I appreciate the help but as I was reading through the steps, they seem rather confusing to me.
Please ask any questions to clear up your confusion.

The first half of the steps deal with backing up everything that must be remembered beforehand. This helps users who want to think of everything ahead of time and not lose anything because their homework didn't get done.

You really only need the installer from Steps 1 and 2 and then skip to steps for the actual install. There are also tips for tools and methods to use which will assure you get and keep a perfect install if that kind of thing interests you.
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07 Jun 2013   #6
jrocker11

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Okay! Even just those few posts made things more clear. I will try this out tomorrow and I will let you guys know how things go.
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