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Windows 7: Re-installing Windows Vista

12 May 2009   #1
dannet

Windows 7 Professional x86
 
 
Re-installing Windows Vista

I did a full upgrade from Vista to Win7 RC but now I want to have Vista installed as well... I have an HP dv7 and it doesn't come with a CD of the OS but has a 'recovery drive'. Is this possible?

Also do I need a completely clean partition to run 2 OSs or can I just intall it on the same one as Win 7?

Thanks


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12 May 2009   #2
snifferpro

Win7 build 7100, Win Bus 64bit, Mac OS X
 
 

When you do a recovery using the recovery partition it will probably overwrite
your win 7 install and put your machine back to the state it was in when you bought it.

If that is ok, then you have to carve out a partition on your hard drive to install
the Win 7 after if you want both.
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12 May 2009   #3
dannet

Windows 7 Professional x86
 
 

Can I still keep the files on my hard drive will the recovery be more likely to format first?
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12 May 2009   #4
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

You will loose everything, it will become as you bought it.
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13 May 2009   #5
dannet

Windows 7 Professional x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
You will loose everything, it will become as you bought it.
Hmm I'll probably pass then... not sure it's worth the effort of backing up all my files.

Thanks for the info.
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