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Windows 7: Vista Home Premium Updated to Windows 7 Professional

22 Jul 2010   #21
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kinolie View Post
I was running Windows Vista Home Premium. I purchased an upgrade for Windows 7 Professional that I downloaded from a website. Now when I turn my computer on I get a black screen where you choose to open with Windows 7 or Vista.

Basically I have no idea what I did, but I need to remove Vista from my computer and have no idea how to. Can anyone help?
kinolie, You say you get a screen that says you can open vista. Have you opened vista and searched for your downloaded win 7. You downloaded it to vista then ran setup exe. So if you can find that downloaded folder then you can make a bootable dvd from that using the tool from microsoft or the tutorial that I linked you to. If this is not posible then try going to the web site that you downloaded your copy of 7pro from and see if they have an option to have a copy of your download sent to you in the form of a dvd.


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22 Jul 2010   #22
kinolie

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I can't figure out how to open in vista now. I folowed someone elses instructions and deleted it form the (msconfig boot manager thing) so now everytime I boot the computer it goes striaght into windows 7, I can't figure out how to open it in vista so that I can put the windows 7 installation files on a disc. Also, I think I did install windows 7 on my recovery space.
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22 Jul 2010   #23
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kinolie View Post
Also, I think I did install windows 7 on my recovery space.
Honestly, at this point, I'd be asking friends for a copy of the disc, or trying to obtain one from the site I bought Windows 7 from. After that, I'd back up my data and do a clean, fresh install.

Maybe I'm missing something as well, but can you still boot to Windows 7? If so, why can't you grab your installation files from within Windows 7? I also didn't see an answer to this, but why isn't it possible to make the dosc yourself? Do you not have a DVD burner and a blank DVD?
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22 Jul 2010   #24
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kinolie View Post
I can't figure out how to open in vista now. I folowed someone elses instructions and deleted it form the (msconfig boot manager thing) so now everytime I boot the computer it goes striaght into windows 7, I can't figure out how to open it in vista so that I can put the windows 7 installation files on a disc. Also, I think I did install windows 7 on my recovery space.
Open your users folder on your c drive and look for your win 7 download.
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22 Jul 2010   #25
kinolie

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

when I get on vlite and open c: and then desktop and then click on "expanded setup" I just keep getting the error screen that access is denied. I think if I could figure out how to boot in vista I might be ok. But I can't figure out how to boot into vista.

yes I have blank dvds and a dvd burner and I am booted onto windows 7 right now...but I don't know how to make the bootable installation cd...
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22 Jul 2010   #26
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kinolie View Post
when I get on vlite
I'm confused as to how/why vLite is being used here
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kinolie View Post
yes I have blank dvds and a dvd burner and I am booted onto windows 7 right now...but I don't know how to make the bootable installation cd...
We answered that several times already. Once you get to your downloaded installation files, or you redownload them, grab the tool Microsoft provides on the same site. It will take those installation files, and make you a bootable installation disc or bootable installation flash drive. The entire process would take about 5 minutes.

Microsoft Store: Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool Help
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22 Jul 2010   #27
kinolie

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I am not downloading it from microsoft. I downloaded it from a school webite that I bought it from and there is not a tool on that website. I also cannot redownload it because now I do not have enought freespace and it will not allow me to do so.
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22 Jul 2010   #28
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You can use the MS tool in this tutorial to make your installer.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
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22 Jul 2010   #29
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kinolie View Post
when I get on vlite and open c: and then desktop and then click on "expanded setup" I just keep getting the error screen that access is denied. I think if I could figure out how to boot in vista I might be ok. But I can't figure out how to boot into vista.

yes I have blank dvds and a dvd burner and I am booted onto windows 7 right now...but I don't know how to make the bootable installation cd...
Sorry thats not working for you. Try this to take ownership of the files. Then try again to use the tools or the tutorials that have been suggested. Good luck to you.

Take Ownership Shortcut
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22 Jul 2010   #30
kinolie

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Does anyone know how I can boot into my c drive/Vista instead of Windows 7 which is the recovery partition that my computer automatically boots into?
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