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Windows 7: Revert Back to RC from 7 ultimate install?

21 Jan 2010   #11
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Thats' interesting. What did O/S you have installed before the RC?

Did you get the RC in August/September time?


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21 Jan 2010   #12
honzel

 
 

I had vista before
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21 Jan 2010   #13
honzel

 
 

I just need some way to boot the old system. is there some way i can copy it to another partition or boot it from vmware or rename the files. i totally shotmyself in the foot and cant finish my work.
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21 Jan 2010   #14
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

32 bit Vista?

We need to find out what has gone on to prescribe the best course of action.
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21 Jan 2010   #15
gregrocker

 

Si - Can he use one of his windows.old folders to roll back using the MS KB: How to restore a Windows 7-based computer to a previous Windows installation by using the Windows.old folder

This is the only way I know to roll back to old OS. It is complicated, but works.

Afterwards he could in-place Upgrade from the RC to retail Ultimate using this workaround which has worked well for many: Upgrade the Windows 7 RC to any retail version Icrontic Tech
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21 Jan 2010   #16
SIW2

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Hang on greg - waiting for honzel to answer the question.

This should be doable - need to do it the right way.
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21 Jan 2010   #17
honzel

 
 

yeah the 32 bit
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21 Jan 2010   #18
honzel

 
 

so after looking through the two files it seems that the windows.old is just a partial copy of the windows.old.000/program files. I beleive somehow the install only copied part of the files before it reset and just made a whole new foler. dont know why that would happen but its the only reasonable thing i could deduce to explain why this would happen.
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21 Jan 2010   #19
honzel

 
 

Scrath the last post thats wrong. It must have been from the vista restore.
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21 Jan 2010   #20
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

OK Greg - you are on the right track .

Honzel needs to use the windows.old.000 folder.

Couple of things to make it easier.

1. Rename the existing Windows.old to VistaWindows.old

2. Rename Windows.old.000 to Windows.old

3. follow the ms kb - remember to also move the Program Files (x86) in step 3 & 4.

It will work if followed correctly.
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