Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Needing to get win 10 OFF and win 7 back on...

26 Mar 2016   #1
Debiec68

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Needing to get win 10 OFF and win 7 back on...

I was given a very used toshiba satellite A505-s6980 (per what's on the back) the tags and stickers on the laptop say "win 7 home premium 64bit. But it's actually win 10. The hdd, says 500gb, but it's 160. Basically everything is not what it says.
I'm hoping someone can tell me how to revert this cluster#^$& BACK INTO Win 7.
Hopefully without losing my library of music, movies & pix.
Im not TOTALLY new, but...


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
26 Mar 2016   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You are lucky. If it says Win7 on the COA sticker, you can activate a Win7 with that key. But you must get a win 7 home premium 64bit.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Mar 2016   #3
Debiec68

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

It does. Win 7 home premium. But the key code (or whatever it's called. ..) is very difficult to see. If I do just re-activate using the key, will I lose the content in my libraries? The HDD isn't the 500 GB listed. It's 120 is on a C drive and 30 something on a D drive. Any ideas how I might combine those? I have an older HDD that's 360 gb, but no idea how to get it to boot up. Of course that's another soap opera, but would be nice if...
Main concern is my photos, music, etc... really don't want to lose those.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

26 Mar 2016   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums
Show use this image
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Mar 2016   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I suggest to first save all the files you care to keep.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Mar 2016   #6
Debiec68

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Where do I save them? The other Hard drive doesn't respond when inserted into the toshiba, I've no idea how to make it an external storage, and my SD cards and thumb drives are already full. Got grand babies pix...recorded giggles and other irreplaceable moments I can't lose.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Mar 2016   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Best thing to do is get a new hard drive to install win-7 and keep the win-10 as is.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Mar 2016   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Debiec68, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If the computer was upgraded to Windows 10, then you may be able to go back to the previous Windows.

Windows 10 - Go Back to Previous Windows - Windows 10 Forums
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Mar 2016   #9
Debiec68

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

I have a bigger hard drive from my long gone HP, but (wishing I was as knowledgeable as I pretend no idea how to get it to work. If I insert it, then go thru the win 7 activation steps, using the key from the sticker, will it recognize, and activate win 7 on that hard drive?
I've no clue what I'm doing. I have only basic USER knowledge of windows 7. Lost with win 10. Also... if your wanting a screenshot.... I'll be a while. Cuz LOST on win 10. Using my android to ask for this help. :-/
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Mar 2016   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I don't think you need to activate another system. You have a running system - don't you. If I understand that right, all you need is some storage space. Maybe you can post a disk management picture of this HP drive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Needing to get win 10 OFF and win 7 back on...




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Always needing updates?
Hey guys, so I always have windows updates ready to install. It constantly says in the windows update screen that I have 2 important updates to install and 37 optional updates to install (just unnecessary language packs) Regardless of whether I select to install them and then reboot, it still...
Windows Updates & Activation
Deployed Soldier Needing Help
Currently, I deployed to the Middle East. I have a Wi-Fi Connection that I am able to connect to, but I have to pay for. One of the draw backs to this is I can only conect with one device. I do not have a wired connection. Is there a way that I can connect to the internet via laptop with say...
Network & Sharing
Win 7 program fix needing help please
Hi all, I have a problem not being able to see things in all my programs with in win7 for instance filling in the blank boxes on this site to register was real hard I cannot hardly see the little boxes to fill in let alone read what they are asking for. I also use Corel Draw and I cannot hardly...
General Discussion
Needing to keep adjusting monitor
I have a Gateway FPD1976W 19" widscreen monitor with a res of 1400x900. and I have the latest graphics card for my GeForce 8600 gt. Ever since I installed an os other than the OEM everytime I login I have to click the autoadjust button. It's gotten to be a habit but lately it's been REALLY bad....
Hardware & Devices
Help! Needing help on unblocking..
I have 64bit windows 7... i recently upgraded it from windows vista.. I accidentally blocked a game called wolfteam.. and i dont know how to unblock it.. my antivirus program is AVG... please please help me.. I really wanted to play this game. I didn't even get to play it yet
System Security
needing some help
thank you for letting me join this forum firstly my problem is how do u delet the address in the adress bar in the bar at the bottom on the screen i have tried to do it using the same way i did with vista and no luck and using some registary cleaning software all to no luck any...
Performance & Maintenance


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:40.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App