Quote: Originally Posted by pookani222
The only problem that I have with windows 7 is that it has slowed down the overall performance of my computer (especially the internet).
I had vista before and my laptop always worked insanely fast. I don't think I ever had a problem about speed. However the moment windows 7 had done installing and I tried to do things, it took way too long and consumed too much of my time.
Also, isn't there a way of just removing it because I only have the 30 day trial version of windows 7 without calling my manufacturer etc. I didn't make any recovery disks
And I also don't know my vista's serial code because it had come with my laptop when I purchased it.
It would be unusual for Windows 7 to run slower than Vista on the same hardware.
How did you install Windows 7? If you did it as an upgrade-in-place over Vista (which preserves installed applications), you may have found why people recommend a clean install. (Upgrades may lead to installs that aren't what you'd call optimal.)
If you wish to return to Vista, and you did a custom install, you may have had the original installation saved to windows.old. If that's present, you can restore Vista from it: How to restore a Windows 7-based computer to a previous Windows installation by using the Windows.old folder
I'm curious as to what version of Windows 7 you installed, as there is no "30 day trial version". The Release Candidate has a time bomb that goes into effect on March 1, 2010, and stops working altogether on June 1. There's a 90 day evaluation version of Windows 7 Enterprise. If you have a 30 day limit, that suggests you've acquired the final version through means that Microsoft would not have approved. The 30 days isn't intended for "trial" use, it's simply a grace period for activation.
If you have no windows.old, there's a chance that your laptop came with a hard drive partition that allows restoring the machine to the original factory condition (It would remove all of the changes you've done to the machine - all files, all settings, all installed programs that weren't in place from the factory.) You may be able to invoke the restore function during startup. As you don't mention a make of laptop, no one can tell you what your F-key sequence is for that.
If that approach is unavailable, as you didn't create restore disks, you could contact the manufacturer. Some of them can provide restore disks. (With any luck, the charge won't be excessive.)
Unless you're desperately trying to preserve some pre-installed software, I suggest that you clean install Windows 7, after backing up your data files. (You may need to have some drivers from the laptop's maker on hand. The Windows 7 install disk contains drivers for most, but not all, possible hardware.)
It sounds like you may have made most of the possible mistakes. I hope that you get back to a usable machine soon, without too much trouble and expense.