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Windows 7: Hi Any help please ?

09 Nov 2009   #1

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Hi Any help please ?

hi every one hope all r fine and ok I have upgraded my vista basic to windows 7 i works good and every thing but i have some questions to ask please
1 my computer is hp notebook 530 and have a genuine vista on it and as i said i upgraded it to win7 ultimate and i used to put f11 if i wanted to reinstall vista of like to format it and now i cant it only give my the optical disk or the hard disk what i want to ask dose that mean that i have lost the original vista installation that was on my computer and i cant reinstall vista on it like i use to
2 now i know i have upgraded it from vista to win7 but can i roll back the upgrade and back to vista
please help i want to know not that i havent like win7 or somthing but i just want to know couse my computer has a genuine copy of windows and this copy only a trial
thank u all for the help

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09 Nov 2009   #2

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I am pretty sure that if you want to return to Vista, you must use the Vista installation DVD. In fact according to the EULA, once you upgrade you are not suppose to use that copy of Vista any longer. If it makes you feel any better I am sure that you will enjoy Windows 7, operates like Vista, only better.

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09 Nov 2009   #3

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

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Usually when you install another OS on a OEM computer the recovery partition can no longer be accessed by the F-key, f11 in your case.
The Vista installation files are still there, some people have found ways to recover them, not sure about HP.

Best way is to call HP and see if they can send you the recovery DVD. Depending on their policy they should send one for free or for shipping fees.

Since OEM have the OS key stored on the computer you can find a HP recovery DVD of the same version, say Home Premium, you can use that to restore Vista to your computer.

If you cease to use the Win7 upgrade on a computer/OS you can legally use the previous OS again.
The OP is using a trial version of Win7, so the original OS license is still valid.
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10 Nov 2009   #5

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hi thank u all for the help I have found that the partition drive on my computer has the recovery to get back to vista
as for using windows 7 i found it great and the features r awesome but the problem is that it is only trial and the key that ui have enterd didnt work thats way i have to get back to vista
any way thank u all for the help :)
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10 Nov 2009   #6
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There is a 90 day Win7 Enterprise trial downloadable from MS. You could probably just run it as an Upgrade over your current install.

If you somehow triggered 3 day activation instead of normal 30 days, you can also run an Upgrade (repair) install over the current install to reset the activation, then just leave it alone until 29 days and rearm. You can get 3 rearms for a total of 120 days.

Just google.
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