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Networking card isn't working after reverting back to win7 from win8

Q: Networking card isn't working after reverting back to win7 from win8

So dad bought my mom a new laptop for her birthday. Of course it has(had) Windows 8 on it. She did not like it & we have a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate on hand to reformat the laptop. Well everything has gone well on the install for windows 7. Everything seems to be working except for the wireless card. I will update this post if needed because I don't remember the particular model of the Toshiba laptop but when I talk to my dad I will get it posted asap. I do have a parts number. P/N:PA3839U-1MPC. I have tried to look around for different drivers & what not but no luck so if someone could help that would be awesome. No rush but the quicker the better would be great. Thanks in advance.

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Preferred Solution: Networking card isn't working after reverting back to win7 from win8

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Networking card isn't working after reverting back to win7 from win8

I could be wrong but I'm sure that is the Wireless N WiFi card RTL8188CE you can get the drivers here Realtek RTL8188CE but if you could get the exact model of the unit it would be really usefull in us helping you out

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Hi,
I just purchased a computer with Win8.1 preloaded with no install disk. I want to install Win7 instead, using the install disk which came with my other older computer. What do I need to know so I can download and burn a Win8.1 iso install disk now in case I ever want to reload it sometime in the future? I'd like to keep a copy of 8 to fall back on just in case. What kind of problems might I face? Will I experience any loss of performance? Thanks..

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3220T CPU @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8063 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 941899 MB, Free - 903301 MB; D: Total - 10449 MB, Free - 1270 MB; F: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 458277 MB; G: Total - 305242 MB, Free - 126801 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 2AFB
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
 

A:Win8 reverting to Win7 issues?

you should be able to make a recovery set of DVDs on the windows 8.1 machine
http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/si...ac.admitted=1393065648976.876444892.199480143

you cant use the windows 7 from another PC as that license will be for that PC only. unless you purchased windows 7 separately, as a retail version that can be used on any PC

HP PCs usually take 4 DVDs for windows 7/8 BUT I would make sure you have more available as i have heard of 8 being required
OR you may be able to use a USB drive , if pc is bootable from USB
Should be a HP recovery creator/manager
with HP you can only make the recovery set once

There may not be drivers available for that machine for windows 7 - so you would also need to check availability of all drivers
 

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I need some assistance with this used to do this type of stuff years ago but the mind is not what it used to be

I upgraded my laptop (Toshiba L650) to win 10 using the free windows upgrade it upgrade fine no warning or anything about 6 weeks after the upgrade started having problem it wouldn't update an windows products couldn't use Edge so I called Microsoft and they did a few tests and came back with the conclusion that laptop was not compatible with 10 and I need to contact Toshiba for the new drivers, did this and was told they were working on it but that they had so many models that it could take 2 to 3 years if ever to get to my model, I gave them a mouthful know I was wasting my breath.
Sorry for the long story but I am still a little peeved about the whole thing
I have a windows 7 disk from my old PC can I use these to reinstall windows 7 on my LPtop? If yes what do I need to do? Do I need to uninstall windows 10 ? and what information will I need to save?
Help will be much appreciated

A:Reverting back to win7 from win10 after 30days

You will need to save all of your data as it will be removed.

If your system has a recovery partition, then you can choose to launch the Toshiba recovery mode and restore to Windows 7.

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Folks I wud really really need your help! I've a Dell Inspiron Desktop, and it ended up installing new updates that have gone into an infinite loop. I've tried hard reset...no change. Rebooted in safe mode....no change (goes back into that same screen saying Windows is configuring....it fails then goes into reverting for ever. Just to b on the safe side the revert has been going on for more than 48 hrs with. I can't get to any restore mode option. I've tried Safe mode+Cmd propmt but again it goes back to that same infinite reverting back loop.
Please help me!!!

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i had installed Win7 but experienced problems after installing it...i moved all my data and programs from windows.old to windows using the Win7 media...i got my Vista back My documents/media files but my programs are not working...do i have to reinstall all programs? will a clean vista re-install bring back my programs(microsoft office, adobe cs4 etc...)...any ideas on how i can get my programs to work again without re-installing? thx

A:Programs not working after reverting back to Vista

Originally Posted by bosox627


i had installed Win7 but experienced problems after installing it...i moved all my data and programs from windows.old to windows using the Win7 media...i got my Vista back My documents/media files but my programs are not working...do i have to reinstall all programs? will a clean vista re-install bring back my programs(microsoft office, adobe cs4 etc...)...any ideas on how i can get my programs to work again without re-installing? thx



Bosox

The windows.old folder is left so you can move any data from it to the current OS. Your programs dont work because the registry that runs them is gone. A clean install wont help. At this point unless you have a backup we can restore from, you are going to have to re-install the apps

Sorry I couldnt help

Ken

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I have an HP all-in-one pc that came w/win8, which my wife is frustrated with...is it possible to install win7 over it w/o too many complications?
Thanks,
Rich A.
 

A:Revert back to Win7 from Win8

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I seem to have lost my bookmarks in Mozilla

A:How do I go back to Win7 from Win8 (Developer Preview)?

i'm not sure but i don't think you can without reinstalling win 7.

scrooge

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Hello everybody!

I received a laptop awhile back that came pre-installed with Windows 8 which I did not enjoy, so I decided to downgrade to Windows 7. Which has been going fine and everything is good, but 2~3 weeks ago I had some questions involving my computers performance that I also requested advice about via this forum and was told that my process is pretty bottom shelf and that Win8 was better for this. Plus, the newest update just released so I am curious as to how they improved on it and if I will like it now. I have been reading and am just a little nervous because I don't want to ruin my only computer that I need for school. Being that Win8 has the UEFI funky new BIOS thing, I recall having to change certain items involving booting when I went back to Win7. So, I am wondering if the BIOS is still the same as when I had Win8 (other than those values that I could change back) or did it completely refigure it? I am not extremely well versed with these sorts of things and have just begun really 'tinkering' a few months ago. So, do I need to update the BIOS for Win8 or is it fine? I am currently backing everything up right now and just want to take the proper steps to ensure a smooth installation. Lastly, I read that the product key for Win8 was now stored on the BIOS and there were programs to retrieve it, but I'm assuming that is when you are running Win8. Is that key lost and do I need to purchase another one? Or would it still be on the BIOS? Any advice is greatly ap... Read more

A:Win8 to Win7 back to Win8 (HELP! w BIOS, product key on BIOS etc.)

Hi Jeremy-

What I would do is shrink C in Disk Mgmt to install Win8 in a Dual Boot to try the new update to see if its anything compelling. This is how I tried Win8 repeatedly until I finally deleted it for the last time realizing it doesn't hold a candle to Win7.

The steps are here for Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista - Windows 8 Forums.

If you changed to Legacy Mode to install Win7, then you can install Win8 in Legacy Mode too. You don't need to use Secure Boot or UEFI which is crapware that adds no extra value but plenty of complications.

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Hello !

First and foremost please be advised that I have done this before without issue.

Toshiba Satellite laptop L855-S5383
Realtek network card

As stated before, I have done this before. Though its a separate laptop, these two laptops are identicle 100%, I bought them both together at the same time off of tiger direct.

obviously I switched UEFI to CSM and disabled secure boot....the win7 installation is complete.

As I have had to do in the past, I need to install the network card driver, which I saved last time I did this, and it doesn't work. I went to the toshiba website, downloaded several drivers and none of them worked. I am stumped and usually dont have any issues with drivers, but have no clue why I cannot get anything to work. Toshiba is usually great with this, so im thinking it has to be on my end. Could it be that I have a faulty install? ...I don't see how as I already know its a driver issue.

To be as specific as possible it is :

Realtek RTL8723AE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC


Thanks in advance for the time and help !

A:Win8 laptop, win7 clean install, network card driver issue

Hi ... Welcome to Seven Forums .. Are you able to run Windows Updates ? ...

Does the Network Adapter show in the Device Manager ? ...

Try the Drivers in the Link below ...
http://support.toshiba.com/support/d...eeText=3478401

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Hi

Help answering a few questions please, would be appreciated ...

If I revert from Win 10 back to Win 8.1 by restoring an old Macrium system image, am I going to have any activation issues under Win 8.1?

And given that Win 10 has now been activated on my machine, what'll happen if I keep Win 8.1 until after 29th July next year and then decide that I need/want Win 10 after all? My machine's Win 10 activation is on Microsoft's servers now, so maybe as a result of that, I'll now be able to put Win 10 back after the free upgrade offer deadline? Or will reverting to Win 8.1 undo that ability?

And also, another option for me is to revert to Win 8.1 as suggested above, and then dual boot with Win 10 on a second SSD using as my update license, an old deactivated copy of Win 7 Home Premium Retail that I have from an old machine. How long will it be until the newly publicised option is available to clean install a Win 10 ISO using Win 7 or Win 8 license keys rather than having to do the annoying in place upgrade before being able to clean install?

Thanks

A:Reverting from Win10 using Macrium System Image of Win8.1

Yes you can Restore Windows 8.1 without issue using Macrium..

Since your PC has a recorded windows 10 activation -
you can clean install windows 10 anytime, forever on that PC..
Just skip over when asked for product key..

Yes it is also said the new version will accept 7/8.1/10 product keys as well..

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I currently have Win7 & Win8 preview in separate partitions on the same machine. I am trying to figure out the best way to install win8 pro on my system and keep my current dual boot setup with Win 7 intact and stay legal.

So....I have a 3 licence family pack of windows 7 of which I have used only 1 licence. Is there some way I can use one of the remaining win7 licences to upgrade win8pro over top of the Win8 preview and keep my current dual boot win7/win8 setup(legally) and without messing up my current Win7 installation (or Win 8 preview installation for that matter)? Is there any advantage in getting the OEM version instead?

A:Question- upgrading win7HP/win8 preview dual boot to win7/win8 pro

If I understand it correctly; Anyone dual booting a legit version of Window Vista, XP or Win7 and Win8 RP can use the upgrade version of Win8 to do a clean install over the Win8 RP version.

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I just purchased an HP Pavilion 20 All-In-One desktop computer that unfortunately had Windows 8 on it - I needed a computer immediately and no one in town had an all in one with 7 pro. I purchased Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit OEM software (from reputable store; computer is 64bit) and thought it would be an easy install - insert disk, follow directions. It acts as if it's installing windows 7, but when it gets to the screen which shows the language, time and - forgot the last drop down choice, I don't have use of the mouse or keyboard. I can't tab, use arrow keys, or anything. I have spent hours searching online before bothering anyone for free advice, but now I'm looking for free advice. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Also, do I post this in Windows 7 Pro or 8 ?

Let me add that this All In One does not have the touch screen monitor.
 

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Hopefully my explanation of this problem is not too confusing, this my first post.

My system is a multi-boot for Win7, Win8.1 & XP. I boot into Win7 most of the time. The multi-boot is controlled via EasyBCD in Win7. My data drive is a separate disk - F. I have been running this configuration for over a year without any major problems.

The system is an older Dell-XPS Core2 Quad CPU Q9450 A 2.66GHz with 8Gb memory
System drive - 1Tb with four partitions
Data drive - 1 Tb one partition

Recently I booted into Win8.1 after a few weeks of using only Win7. The data drive F: was not available. It does not show up in Disk Management and under Device Manager it shows as not connected to the system when the Unavailable Devices are displayed.

Booting back to Win7, the data drive is available, no problems with it. There are not any errors in the event/system logs in Win8.1 or Win7 related to the data drive F.

One possible cause might be that the motherboard battery was replaced about a week ago. I had to go in the BIOS and make changes for problems encountered when Win7 was booted. Unfortunately, I didn't boot Win8.1 to see if it had any problems. I've looked at the BIOS, but don't see anything that might cause this problem.

The config for the EasyBCD is below for boot into Win7
There are a total of 4 entries listed in the bootloader.

Default: Microsoft Windows 7
Timeout: 30 seconds
Boot Drive: C:\

Entry #1
Name: Windows 8.1
BCD ID: {3081a5c6-c566-11e3-808b-85773c60a873... Read more

A:Multi Boot-Win7 & Win8.1 - Data Drive not seen in Win8.1

First off, why so many entries in BCD ?

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hi all

please help me on this i done an update from ie6 to ie7 after some time and patience i loaded ie it now takes ages to load and sometimes freezes i have tried to go back to ie6 followed some of the tasks from here but some how in the add/remove programs windows update ie7 is no where to be found
please help me i canto get on with ie7 and would like to go back to ie 6
 

A:reverting back to ie6

From Microsoft - http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/support/default.mspx
 

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I made a big mistake by updating to XP SP2.
Is there a way to go back to SP1...
 

A:Reverting Back to SP1...

You can go to Add/Remove programs and uninstall SP2. I would then go to system restore and restore to a point before you installed SP2. There should be a point named SP2 install or something like this.
 

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Hi new here,

hope someone can help im trying to make a hijackthis log but in the 5 dteps it says i need to have sp1a but my system is on sp2 how can i get it back to sp1 or do i not need to

regards

A:reverting from sp2 back to sp1 with xp

hi im trying to post a hijack this log but in the 5 steps i am told i need to be on sp1 but my system is on sp2 how can i get it back to sp1

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Hello i have a lenovo windows 8 laptop which is having trouble updating and goes to reverting back. Recently its been stuck on that screen for a long time. I did reset it but it goes to the same screen

A:reverting back to changes

Are the windows updates or what and how many.
BTW your system specs indicate OS Luke?

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I downloaded the beta version of Microsoft Office Professional 2007 the other day and it seems to have upgraded my Office 2003 applications rather then installing 2007 seperately and leaving me the option of using either 2003 or the beta of 2007. The beta versions are very buggy from what I understand, so what happens if I want to go back to only having Office 2003. I don't have the actual 2003 software CD. The guy I bought the computer from never included it, so I hope that I don't have to go through and reinstall everything to get 2003 back the way it was before downloading Office 2007.

Thanks
 

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Hi,

I do not have a Recovery CD from the Acer Recovery Software that you make to reset the pc back to factory default settings.And I then :

1) installed win 8 pro from dvd - and found I could not create a recovery dvd to reset pc back to factory default settings
2) reinstalled win 8 (not pro) which required the win 8 pro dvd to be put into the cd/dvd drive
3) when it was completed,i found that the acer software had all been deleted,and I still could not create the recovery dvd's after installing the acer software as there was message that said that the Hard Drive Configuration Is Not Set To Factory Default, for all options ....to create recovery dvd's or reset etc [as I guess the hdd has the os from the win 8 pro dvd and not the version from the factory.

And when I used the Repair CD
I) there was a message that a system image cannot be found.
Where is the OS that is in the hidden partition [from factory] that can be used to get back to factory settings???
that can be used to reset up win 8 with all the acer software??

I managed to make the repair cd and a copy of the drivers and applications of the acer software but there was no option to create the recovery dvd's as mentioned earlier.

Is there a way to get back to the factory state without sending the pc back to acer??

And now it also wants a key that I don't have,as I now have win 8 installed from a win 8 pro dvd

thanks in advance

A:win8 PRO Back To Win8-No Recovery DVD's

Welcome to EightForums.

   Information

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8





You can a Microsoft Recovery USB Drive
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
   Warning
Deleting the Recovery Partition is NOT RECOMMENDED

   Warning
I personally DO NOT RECOMMEND using this METHOD above, as of the ERRORS you may receive below with the Microsoft Recovery USB Drive.You would be best off using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or Recovery USB drive.




I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
or
You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.


How to make Acer Recovery disks.
ACER video's.
Windows 8 - Create a Factory Default Backup - Acer Recovery Management - YouTube
Windows 8 - Create a Drivers and Applications Backup - Acer Recovery Management - YouTube
Click here: Windows 8 - Restore Windows With a USB Recovery Drive - YouTube

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Wondering if anyone has done this? I am assuming settings would be lost and such. Can anyone confirm if the settings would be completely lost, or if they would be relocated to "Windows.old" folder?

Thanks!
 

A:installing 32-bit Win8 over 64-bit OS (Win7 or Win8)?

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Hello,

Sorry to bother, could someone please help out?

My computer has gotten slowly all of a sudden during the last 2 weeks.

It takes several minutes when trying to open/rename/copy/move/deletes folders/files, and even longer when emptying the recycle bin. Same goes with opening some programs especially FireFox & Winamp.

I also keep getting this message "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience" It crashes every time I try to play certain videos, copying or moving files.

For the last couple years, I kept getting the message "Your system is low on virtual memory" My current memory is 256MB of RAM, I will buy another bar of RAM soon, still it's not an excuse for the sudden slowness, especially when I don't have powerful programs that requires the upgrade.

I have scanned with SpySweeper and Panda, both detected malware, unfortunately no fixing was done since both require payment to do so.

I scanned then with Ad-Aware, Spybot and AVG and fixed whatever they found.

I do have a log of Panda and screencap of SpySweeper, so if HJT log fails to be useful, I will provide the other 2 logs if requested.

I hope I provided enough information, and many thanks for taking the time to help out!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:23:39 PM, on 5/29/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Runn... Read more

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Due to problems with quick books I had to revert from 10 back to7
When I did I had numerous problems with permissions and now I found that windows 7 backup task image is now corrupt
Any help?

A:reverting from Windows 10 back to 7

I upgraded to Windows 10 on July 30th from Win7.
Before I did I cloned my Win7 disk to another spare drive.
I periodically boot into that drive and after a few minutes it tries to Upgrade to Win10 and fails. I want it to stop doing that.
It probably fails because the upgrade files in the download folder are corrupt.
I have uninstalled KB3035583 and hidden it.
How do I stop Windows 7 from trying to upgrade to Windows 10?
I already called Windows Support and they were no help and they had no problems with me running Windows 7 and Windows 10 on the same machine as long as I didn't run them both at the same time (how could I?).

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Alright, I'm using this Microsoft article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971760/

I have the windows.old folder on my HD, everything intact, but when I type and of the commands, it tells me it cannot find the file specified. I know they're there. ;_;

I'm going to cry.
 

A:Reverting back to XP via windows.old.

Step 3 says that if you receive that message to move on to step 4 as follows:

Step 4: Copy the contents or move the contents of the Windows.old folder
Note When you type one or more of the commands at the command prompt in the following steps and press ENTER, you may receive the following message:
The system cannot find the file specified.
If you receive this message, go to the next step in this section, and then type the command in that next step.

Type the following commands at the command prompt:
Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
move /y c:\windows.old\windows c:\
Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
move /y "c:\windows.old\program files" c:\
Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
move /y c:\windows.old\users c:\
Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
move /y “c:\windows.old\documents and settings” c:\
And, it looks like if you get that same message again, you're supposed to move on to step 5. Its confusing for sure but it looks like you have to figure out exactly where the .old file is supposed to be and get it there if needed. Without seeing or knowing more that's my best guess.
 

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I tried using the information in this article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971760/I have the windows.old folder on my HD, everything intact, but when I try to do ANY of those commands, it tells me the files cannot be found. I can't rename the Windows 7 files either. ;_; I seriously might cry if I can't revert back to my old installation.

A:Reverting back to XP using windows.old.

I tried using the information in this article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971760/I have the windows.old folder on my HD, everything intact, but when I try to do ANY of those commands, it tells me the files cannot be found. I can't rename the Windows 7 files either. ;_; I seriously might cry if I can't revert back to my old installation.Did you move the Windows.Old folder from where it was originally created?

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Hi All,

While installing windows XP I changed my file system to NTFS, but now I want to install windows 98 and do dual boot. How do I convert my hard drive back to FAT32?

Thanking you in advance.
 

A:Reverting back to FAT32

Sorry - too late. If you want to dual boot W98 anda XP you must always load the older OS first.
 

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Last year I got windows 7, and installed it on my computer. My computers performance went way down. I have a 2000 HP with upgraded ram and graphics, and a new fan. It was stupid to upgrade, but i was naive. My computer didnt come with discs for windows xp, and I have no way to revert back. Is there any way to go back to XP from windows 7?
 

A:Reverting back to Windows XP

We will need the HP model ID found on a label on the back of a tower type or underneath a laptop type.

Take a look here for help locating the model

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/findModel?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us
 

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I uninstalled the IE9 update I had to have it automatically revert back to IE8. However, my Windows does not have IE8 in "Turn on Windows Features on or off" menu.

I'm using a Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit upgrade from Windows Vista (the key can't be used with a 'normal' install disc).

A:Uninstalled IE9, not reverting back to IE8

Welcome to Seven Forums Joona. I take it you found IE9 on the list of installed updates? This should indicate you had IE8 originally, and it should indeed revert.

Try this:

Start> In search box type run> Enter> When run box opens type iexplore.exe> Enter

Does IE8 open? If not, you can try this Fix It to make sure IE9 was uninstalled correctly

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2579295

A Guy

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I have a Toshiba laptot 32 bit, I originally had vista installed, when I took it for repair they unistalled vista and replaced it with windows7 professional, I don,t like the new windows and wish to go back to my old vista again, I have the original vista Disks. can someone please guide me through to do this?

A:reverting back to vista

Welcome
This is the procedure
Clean Install with a Full Version of Vista
But be aware, you MUST have the correct key number of it will not work after 30 days and you will not have Seven, either.
If you have a key and are not sure if it is valid, call Microsoft to be sure
In addition, problems installing are always possible.
That being said. Seven is better than Vista. It is Vista with a lot more features. I think that if you give it time and learn, you will be happy that you kept it.

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 Is it possible to uninstall Ubuntu and go back to Win7 if I only have the original Product key and no boot disc? Also the Win 7 was upgraded to Win10 before wiping the laptop.

A:reverting back to Windows

DMcD65 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!You said you "wiped" the laptop, so any Recovery information is long gone. Your only recourse at this point is to use something known as HP Recovery Media. HP Recovery Media is a set of DVDs and a CD, or USB stick, that will erase the hard drive (removing all data, settings, and applications, reinstall the original OS, drivers, and some HP Utilities. In some cases, you may be able to order a USB stick instead of disks. You have to order these from HP; they can not be downloaded.You can look online for Recovery Media starting with the linked paged: http://support.hp.com/us-en/driversOnce there, input your Product name or number. On your Software and Drivers Download page, select your Operating System and and Version. Click "Update". If HP Recovery Media is available for your machine, down near the bottom of the page, you will see an entry for Order Recovery Media-CD/DVD/USB. Click the "+" symbol to expand that entry and click on Order Media for details.Or, if you prefer, you can do the same by contacting HP Customer Service:If you live in the US or Canada, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html#section1If you live elsewhere, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.htmlNOTE: After you get through, stay on the line until you are finally able to talk to some one -- it can take a while!If you have trouble finding a ... Read more

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My father hit yes to upgrad his HP Probook 6407b from Windows 7 to Win 10. He did not realize what he was saying yes to.

He brought it to me before it finsihed. I got into win 10, but then had issues with HP security software at boot. It would hang at boot, say something about a finger print reader, and then allow me to log in. So I decided to revert back to win 7. that failed. Goes to try a startup repair and it does not work. It looks like win 7 trying to do it and not 10.

Is there any way to recover either win 7 or 10?

I tried a win 10 usb drive, but it says the upgrade was previously started in windows, turn off machine and restart, but that fails.

A:Failed Reverting Back to 7

How did you try to revert back to Win 7 ?
Did you do it this way ?........................................

Start button > left side, select Settings > select Update and Security > left side, select Recovery > right side, under Go back to Windows 7, click the Get Started button > follow the prompts from then on.

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My neighbor wants to go back to IE 7. I tried the accepted way ctrl panel>add-remove and the remove hit a snag. I get the following message with an added problem. What in tarnation is going on?

Set cannot copy the file ieeula.chm.

Now I no longer have all my tool bars in IE only the address bar and Links and no way to turn the rest on or access.
 

A:Problem reverting back to IE 6

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Hi, I am trying to reset my laptop back to the original windows 7 it came with from Windows 10. I went on the Microsoft website and even though I have the product / license key they told me that as this came pre installed on my equipment I needed to contact the manufacturer. I have looked and looked on the HP website and I cannot find anything to help me and I do not see why I have to purchase another copy of Windows 7. My laptop doesn't even revert to factory setting as I have tried this several times and I am still stuck with Windows 10. The laptop is my standby as I have a new one but I can't get my old Lexmark printer to work in Windows 10 but it worked fine in Windows 7 so I want to have my older laptop reverted back to windows 7, my new one came with windows 10 as it's only 5 months old. Any help to get Windows 7 back on my laptop would be appreciated and I would have thought that HP would and should be able to help.

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Well I don't know if there's anything better than windows default or whatever, i just want to get rid of the modification I made because I can't seem to hit anything precisely on desktop, which is actually good to have acceleration.
It's killing me because I do a lot quickly and can't seem to hit buttons, icons, and all the precise small stuff that is needed in video editing, coding, web etc.
I found this guide about game mode The Truthful Mouse Guide

But I know I used one of the guides to change registery, and I don't really see the difference by disabling/enabling "Enhance mouse percision" in controlpanel

I just want to get this back to defaults, unless there's a better setting for desktop use.

A:Reverting back to desktop

It woud certainly help to know what your "modification" was.

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Hello everyone i just installed win 7 on a new 500GB hard drive, on my OLD upgraded machine,(not my main machine) i would like to wipe that HD clean and try installing a Diffrent, older, OS. or use it for a secondary HD on my MAIN machine. I dont belive i can format the Active partition with in windows 7 ?, how do i remove window 7 and the system restore partition from the HD?.

Thanks in advance

A:Reverting back to a Clean HD

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Pantz


Hello everyone i just installed win 7 on a new 500GB hard drive, on my OLD upgraded machine,(not my main machine) i would like to wipe that HD clean and try installing a Diffrent, older, OS. or use it for a secondary HD on my MAIN machine. I dont belive i can format the Active partition with in windows 7 ?, how do i remove window 7 and the system restore partition from the HD?.

Thanks in advance


A thrid party app, a dos disk, any other OS boot disk will do it.
Ken

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Its been over 30 days and I completely dispise Windows 10. I dispise it so much I stopped using my laptop because of it. Nothing works. None of the programs I have work with Windows 10. I lost over 5k dollars because of this! I was never told it was not going to work, no warnings, nothing! I was also ripped off by your company after purchasing a 3 year antivirus program which I was just told by the company that handles that, that you only set it up for a year after I paid for 3!!!! I've been completely ripped off and when I tried to talk to someone on the online chat, after being connected, and they gave their greeting, there was no reply after I sent my issue to them!!! This is the worst company I've ever done business with!!! Almost $2000 down the **bleep**ing drain!!! Never again will I ever buy an HP product! NEVER AGAIN!!! And I will talk to my rep to close my business accounts as well!!! If you can't do right by my personal account what makes me think you will do right by my business ones?!!! -Tomas

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I have a Windows 7 computer with Lotus 8.5 on it and I need to transfer Lotus 8.5 and all it's files and emails and the encryption key to the Windows 8 computer. I do not think that Windows 8 will recognize Lotus 8.5 so I had the idea to partition the Windows 8 computer and install Windows 7 on one of the partitions thus making it a dual boot computer, then install Lotus 8.5 to the Windows 7 partition. My problem is Windows 8 is already installed on the computer and Windows website warns not to install the older operating system second.
Windows website warns, "You must install the older operating system first, and then install the more recent operating system. If you don't (for example, if you install Windows Vista on a computer already running Windows 7), you can render your system inoperable. This can happen because earlier versions of Windows don't recognize the startup files used in more recent versions of Windows and can overwrite them." What should I do? I have found some information on installing Windows 7 as a second operating system on a Windows 8 computer thus creating a Dual Boot computer and giving you the best of both worlds and full app compatibility as some of your Windows 7 applications may not be supported in a Windows 8 environment. Thank you.
 

A:Dual Boot Win7 on a Win8Lotus 8.5-How To Transfer Software from Win7 to Win8 Computer

you question is mainly about how to setup a dual boot on windows 8 PC

do you have an installation CD for windows 8 and for windows 7 ?

i will move to windows 8 forum and need to change the title a bit
 

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Hi everyone.
Ok after growing tired of seeing my 2012 laptop run faster on windows 7 than my 2015 lenovo, i decided to install windows 7 on it as well.
After solving enough problems (burned a dvd since the usb port was not recognized by the windows installer once it started running, changed some stuff in the bios from Win8-ideal to Win7-ideal to get the installer to load in the first place, tried 3 different versions of win7 because one never went above 0% progress).
When i was finally able to install windows in a partition (im keeping half of my drive available for installing Ubuntu in the future), I got it to load and the computer reboots. Haven't tried safemode yet (this was yesterday at midnight).
Has anybody come across this problem? What can i do? I'll provide whatever specific details im asked. Thanks in advance!

A:Bought a computer with Win8, installed Win7, now reboots when Win7 Loads

Can you get to the Windows desktop?If so: Let's try looking at these 2 sets of reports:Report Set #1)  Please run this report collecting tool (even though you may not be experiencing BSOD's) so that we can provide a complete analysis: (from the pinned topic at the top of the forum)   http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/FYI - I don't often use the Perfmon report, so if it doesn't work please just let me know.NOTE:Please zip up the (.ZIP) files - do not use .RAR or other compression utilities. .ZIP is the type file that can be uploaded to the forums.Report Set #2)  Please do the following:- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")- right click on the "Administrative Events" heading- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."- save the file as Admin.evtx- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).FYI - If we're looking for Event ID 41 errors (unexplained shutdowns), there's more info on that here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504While waiting for a reply, please monitor your temps with this free utility:  SpeedFan v. 4.5.1 and later (free from here:  http://www.almico.com... Read more

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i have had it with win10 i've tried tried and tried again reverting back to win 7 i have the reboot disk can someone pleaseee help me i dont know how to do it i just wanna go back to win 7
 

A:having issues reverting to win7 please help

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Is a revert back to windows vista from windows 7 WHILE still keeping your files and settings possible?

I need to do this as i cant dual boot because Vista wont let me shrink my 286GB partition past 9GB.
 

A:Reverting back to Vista from Windows 7

Did you install Windows 7 in a dual boot setup or installed Windows 7 over Windows Vista?

You need to backup your files in C:\Users\<username> and and other settings to an external hard disk or CD/DVD. Then you can reformat the drive and reinstall Vista.

Usually settings can be transferred from an old OS to a new OS or from the same OS but not backwards from a new OS to an old OS due. In this case I would say no.

You can back up files such as documents, pictures, email, music and so on but not settings, they will have to be done from scratch
 

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My friend upgraded from 7 to 10. Then she reverted back to 7. Now there is no wifi or LAN connection. It says its a driver issue. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers from the manufacture. Device manager says all is ok. I made sure the services were enabled. I'm at a loss on this one. Need some expert advice on how to troubleshoot. She has a Sony Vaio model VPCEB33FM.

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I am using SP2 for the first time. I went to a site to download fonts. The new SP2 controls added another press of a button prior to the actual download of every font I downloaded. So I clicked the remember settings for this file type option, then clicked SAVE. After that one downloaded, every other one skipped the save process, and went straight to OPEN. Had I opened the file I clicked remember...... I would have understood why. I went thru my internet options and changed a couple of things, even restored the default options. Nothing. Any ideas as to how I can get the files to save rather than to open?
Note: Right clicking every single time I download something is NOT an option. I already know how to do that. I want to know how to left click and THEN I have the option to open or save.
Thanks in advance!

A:reverting back to prior settings

Is this happening only with zip files or every file you download?

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Hi to all forum members. I have just now upgraded my Windows 7 Acer Aspire 5542G laptop to Windows 10. I do know that I can revert back to Windows 7 and then re-activate Windows 10 at a later date. My question is, if I do revert back to Windows 7 then do a factory reset on my laptop back to factory settings, would I still be able to re-activate to Windows 10 at a later date?
regards, Ron

A:Question about reverting back to Windows 7

Originally Posted by ronfrew


Hi to all forum members. I have just now upgraded my Windows 7 Acer Aspire 5542G laptop to Windows 10. I do know that I can revert back to Windows 7 and then re-activate Windows 10 at a later date. My question is, if I do revert back to Windows 7 then do a factory reset on my laptop back to factory settings, would I still be able to re-activate to Windows 10 at a later date?
regards, Ron



Positively yes.

Once you have windows 10 installed and activated, you have the Digital Entitlement. That is good for the life of your computer.
Going back to Win 7 and factory reset makes no difference. (Provided you do not change motherboard.)
You are still entitled to re-install Windows 10 in the same computer any time you want and as often as you want.
There is no time restriction as to when you want to re-install.

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I browsed the forums before deciding to ask my question and didn't find anything that fully addressed my problem.

My uncle installed Windows 7 onto my computer, creating a Windows.old file. It had Windows XP before, as the factory installed OS (no disc). I am now trying to revert back to Windows XP (why is not important). However, I am having some issues:

1) When I boot and select "Earlier Version of Windows" as the OS to start with, I am taken to a screen that requires I enter an admin password. The problem is that we do not have an admin password for Windows XP. As far as I know, one never existed. I was never prompted to enter one when starting the comp, and my husband is the one who set it up and he said he never had one.

2) When I attempt to do a factory settings restore through Windows 7 by pressing F8, I am asked to locate a system image. I don't know what that means really, except that it's a copy of the existing comp info and am not sure if the Windows.old folder is what I'm looking for. If so, that's another problem because it won't accept Windows.old.

3) I do not have any recovery points beyond, like, yesterday. Apparently my uncle set it so that older recovery points are deleted to make room for new ones. Awesome.
 

A:Need Help Reverting Back to XP/Factory Settings

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Hello Everyone,

I have successfully installed an Android Skin Pack. I did a system restore before the installation though. However, since I didn't like the details much, I used a System Restore and reverted the settings. Some of the icons are left and I want to revert them back to its usual state. I hope you can support me regarding this matter.

Thank you and Good Day!


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A:Reverting Windows 7 Icons Back

Welcome to Seven Forums neirudokuro. I'd suggest running the System File Checker:

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

This will of course also disable all 3rd party themes until you repatch your system. A Guy

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Hi there
I had to revert one of my laptops back to W7 -- need it for work. I'm still using W8 at home etc.

I did a CLEAN re- install of W7 Enterprise X-64 which INCLUDED SP1.

After the install it needed over 120 updates -- even BEFORE installing OFFICE 2010. This was a W7 install which INCLUDED SP1 so if you are reverting to an OLDER copy of W7 you'll need even more updates. !!!

Just warning people in case for one reason or another they revert back to W7 and choose to do a complete re-install -- process could take you longer than you think !!!!

Cheers
jimbo

A:Warning - reverting back to W7 might need a LOT of updates

Why don't you use something like Macrium Reflect FREE Edition to take an image, then renew the image after each set of updates.

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Hi, I've been reading a lot the last few hours about the Free Windows 10 upgrade for Windows 7 & 8.1 users, but so far no one has answered the question about downgrading if there's problems or if you just don't like it....

So, if I upgrade to Windows 10 when it's released, and find I can't get along with can and I then uninstall it and re-install Windows 7 with my original licence key?
 

A:Reverting back from the Windows 10 Upgrade?

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