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Would downgrading from 64 bit windows 7 to 32 bit count as a separate activation of M

Q: Would downgrading from 64 bit windows 7 to 32 bit count as a separate activation of M

So I have an ASUS X5DIJ Laptop, I have MS Office Pro Plus 2010 on there and I might be downgrading from Windows 7 64bit to 32bit. I have already activated MS Office at once. However, if I downgrade and reactivate, would it count as a second activation or would it keep the activation count as 1 activation?

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A: Would downgrading from 64 bit windows 7 to 32 bit count as a separate activation of M

If the installation is different, it would be a second activation. Generally you can get away with 3 activation attempts on Office before it fails and you have to call though.

Any reason why you'd switch from Win7 64 to 32bit?

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Hi,
The KMS activation counter is set to 25 and because of this we have around 8 machines pending for activation. Can we reset the counter and increase the count for the activation

Naresh Malhotra System Admin India, GGN

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Upgraded to Windows 10 with no issues. Couldn't get my audio interface to work because of the driver, no update coming because of the age of the unit. I attempted to roll back to 7 but it said needed files had been deleted. I didn't delete anything and didn't run any cleanup software or any thing like that. The windows.old folder was still there but lots of files missing. I had several folders on the desktop in 7 but when I checked it in windows.old the Desktop folder was completely empty. So I guess it deleted some system files too. So did a clean reinstall of 7 with no problems but then today, 5 or 6 days later, it asked me to activate even though I had done that when I initially installed 7. When I reentered the key it said it was blocked. Here is the diagnostic report. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!


Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-*****-*****-7JKPB
Windows Product Key Hash: qBEV+S8Q47JzmoUXDx9DRhR21sY=
Windows Product ID: 55041-011-1468682-86971
Windows Product ID Type: 6
Windows License Type: Volume MAK
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {0EF195C4-027B-4850-A7FD-FF59145376BF}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.1505... Read more

A:Windows 7 activation key blocked after downgrading from 10

That's expected behavior upgrading to Windows 10 changes your Win 7 key and blocks it unless someone else has an answer you might be able to phone Windows support and get them to unblock it. You could try to install Windows 10 again with a clean install and see if that fixes your driver problem, If you do install win 10 again if it asks you for a key press skip and it should activate itself

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Okay - still very new to excel formulae so bear with me...

ColA.......Col B
Open..... 23
Closed... 7
Open......4
Open..... 8
Closed... 19

Okay let us assume in C1 I want a single formulae that wil:
a: count the rows that have 'Open' in column A
b: sum the corresponding values in column b

With this example, my visible value in C1 should be 35. I am hoping to not have to 'duplicate' data in another column/area and the sum that new column (such as copying only the 'B' values that have "Open" in the 'A' column and then running a sum off that new column....

I am sure there is an easy way to do this but I keep getting zeros. I have been trying this:
=SUM(IF(A2:A5000="*Open*",B2:B5000,0))...

I have one other formula in D1:
=COUNTIF(AF1:AF5000,"*Open*").. which displays 3....

Thanks in advance

Ric
 

A:Solved: Excel - count and sum separate column data

=SUMIF(A2:A5000,"*Open*",B2:B5000)
 

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Hi I need some help.
I have a spreadsheet that i get every day. I need to divide it between a certain number of people each day. So I need a macro to ask me how many people to divide the spreadsheet into separate tabs and then count the rows and paste the data into each spreadsheet. The data is dynamic and the number of people is dynamic. So, if my data is 501 rows, i have 5 people to give the data to, the data will be pasted into 5 separate tabs at 100 for 4 people and 101 rows for the 5th person. thank you for your help.
 

A:Solved: Count rows and then divide into separate worksheets

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I have an MSDN windows 7 professional licence teacher said it will only activate a few times so i have activated it done my back ups of my drives but Doe's doing a restore of your partitions count as another activation? As I don't want to lose licence if it doe's count as another activation.
Thank you in advance

A:Doe's doing a restore of your partitions count as another activation?

Hello mate.



I'm not sure what the teacher is saying but I believe those accounts are like a "Retail" Windows 7 and you should get unlimited installations to the same machine.

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Configuration: Office laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) and MS Office 2007 Pro; attached to MS Exchange Server 2003 using Cached Exchange Mode. Everything was working fine until I took laptop home, connected to my home network, VPN'ed into my office, and then returned to the office. Logged on and connected to Windows Server 2003 as usual. With one email in outbox, I Send/Receive and Outlook now reports sending 3 of 3. I think I noticed while VPN'ed into the office at home that it reported sending 2 of 2 with only one email in the outbox. What's up with this??? Thanks for any guidance.

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I have got two separate hard drives one running win7 one running xp. I need to be able to chose which os to run but currently I can only do so by pressing F12. I have tried EasyBCD but it wont work - does anyone know how I can do this?
To clarify what I really want is a list of the two os to come up at startup so I can choose

Step by step instructions would be ideal!

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Hello Tbagz, welcome to Seven Forums!


Most prefer a BIOS managed dual-boot but if you prefer a Windows managed dual-boot, so you can get the correct advice, please post a snip of a maximized Windows 7 disk management so we can advise from there.


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Having read the "Radified Partitioning Strategies...." thread I have finally come a long way in understanding the need and essence of proper and smart partitioning of drives...(oo how I lived in the dark ages)

However I can't figure out where to place the more demanding part of the program file folder; Should it be on the second partition of drive 1 (first beeing OS) or the second partition of drive 2 (first beeing operating system page file).

It seems logical in some way to put it on the second drive, as far as efficiency goes; drive 1 runs OS while drive 2 is smoothly running Programs, but this I am not sure of . I would definately like get the most out of Photoshop (working 100 mb files) - and Premiere in the near future.

Any tips will be highly appreciated !

Specs;

Asus P5-AD2
P4 3.4
1 Ghz corsair 667

Drive 1: 74 GB IDE
Drive 2: 74 GB IDE

Drive 3: 120 GB Sata (file dump)
 

A:Program files; on separate partition or on separate drive?

You should differentiate between programs themselves and the files you are working on. The program files are loaded only once - when you start it up (or when you activate some subsystem), your documents are accessed more often - every time you save or load them.

How much are you going to use that swap file? If not that much (have plenty of RAM), then I would put the PS scratch files on the second disk with the program itself installed on the OS disk. PS end files (the images themselves) to the second partition on the first disk.
 

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Hey guys,
(I hope I'm posting in the correct forum)

I need a moderately inexpensive computer set-up that is capable of simultaneously outputting 2 separate videos in 1080p on 2 separate large T.V.'s. (Video x on T.V. 1 and video y on T.V. 2). I'm open to either a mac based or windows based system.

What type of hardware would suffice?
What type of cable/connectors would be ideal?
What software would allow a single computer to manage this?

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Outputting 2 separate videos in 1080p on 2 separate large T.V.'s?

I think you can do it quite cheaply. I would use Linux as it's Very efficient at video playback. A dual HDMI output card is probably the only specific hardware you will need, most run-of-the-mill machines will provide the rest. Set up an extended desktop, drag the two instances of video player to their respective desktops and voilą. Not sure how the sound will work though.
 

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I am setting up a IP camera security system at a property where there is a corporate network with a ip scheme of 10.x.x.x and a point of sale network using 192.x.x.x. Both have separate internet connections which I would like to keep separate as the point of sale outgoing is used for credit card processing.

My issue is, one of the IP cameras has to connect via the POS network as there is no way to connect it to the corporate network at the location. How do I tunnel the specific IP address of the IP camera over the POS network into the corporate network without changing the topography?
 

A:Help: Connecting separate networks/keeping topography separate

Are these networks totally separate with the only possibility of communicating between them is via the internet?
 

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keeps asking for reactivation. does not allow reactivation. I used a registry cleaner. Maybe this is the problem. I have tried a few fixes on other forums. Please let me know what other info I need to share.

A:Windows 8 activation problem after 2 years of activation

Please Read: Activation troubleshooting

NB: Sometimes the report can be very long if there are lots of eventlog errors - so please post between <code> tags (# in the toolbar)

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I see that after the updates from yesterday (19 July 2016) that we have a Yellow caution on the ICON, and the a count down pane when opening the GWX icon.

 

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IN Windows 7 my back up was working fine. I then upgraded to Windows 10. Due to heating problems with my laptop I downgraded back to Windows 7. Now I find that many systems are not working including the back. It just gives me this error.

I have already done the " restore default libraries" as suggested in some blogs but the problem persists. 
Can you help me this problems and the other issues of programmes not updating automatically. 
thanks 
Sanjay
 

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Hey every one,

I thought it would be neat to do a count down to Windows: Vista thread.

31 days left!

Bigk
 

A:The count down to Windows: Vista!

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Hello

I don?t really want to bore you with the details of my set-up. Please just accept that in order for me to control a PC with xp/vista, owing to a disability and speech defect, I need to use voice recognition software that was last developed for Windows 95! I?m currently using the voice software on a PC with Windows millennium. The Windows millennium PC is connected to my xp machine using some equipment from America, that let?s me control 1 PC from the other (I talk to the millennium PC and it stuffs the keystroke and mouse actions to the other PC). Sounds weird but I also hold down employment as a software engineer using the same set up, although this message relates to non employer equipment.

Anyway my enquiry. The rest of this message relates to my old millennium PC. It?s around 6 years old, in recent years I?ve had to replace the graphics card and the hard drive. Now the hard drive is about to go again (it?s intermittently clicking loudly). Yes the cheapest and simplest option is to replace the thought drive again.

However an alternative would be to purchase a new cheap PC and downgrade it to an operating system prior to xp. Now ignoring licensing issues, how practical is this? Main problem might be getting drivers. If feasible then I?d probably transfer my existing sound card-soundblaster live oem.

Any advice? Anyone tried this?

Thanks

A:Downgrading Windows on a new PC?

You should be able to get a cheap PC and install ME or even 98SE.
Drivers shoudn't be a problem.

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So my laptop came with Windows 8 preinstalled and I'm going to downgrade to Windows 7, but if ever I want to go back to Win 8 in a future, I'll need an OEM installation media as my license is OEM, discs were not supplied, however there's a recovery partition on my drive.

My question is: are instalation media, recovery media, recovery partition and system image the same things as do they all work for installing and recovering windows?

If yes does that mean that if I leave win8's recovery partition untouched, I'll be able to install win 8 from it later? Or I'll need to have done something else (created DVDs, system image or something)? Sorry but that's not very clear for me, if someone could explain a little the differences or give me a link to this I'll be very glad.

And another question, in the drive there are the following partitions:
OEM partition, EFI system partition, 1.44 GB recovery partition, 17.20 GB recovery partition, C: (OS partition), and D: (data).
In order to install Windows 7, only C: will have to be formatted? or besides D:, what will have to be formatted and what will not?

Thanks in advance to anyone who can clarify that for me

A:Downgrading to Windows 7

Welcome to EightForums

1) Downgrade to Windows 7.
Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7
Warning you must have the uEFI/BIOS firmware setting in Step Three set.


2) If Using a USB Pendrive on a PC with a uEFI BIOS.
USB Pendrive need to be formated to FAT32 as in
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
Take note of Step 11 for Windows 7.
Also you will need to use a USB 2.0 port, as there are no USB 3.0 drivers in Windows 7.







Originally Posted by snowy


My question is: are instalation media, recovery media, recovery partition and system image the same things as do they all work for installing and recovering windows?



   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










If yes does that mean that if I leave Windows 8's recovery partition untouched, I'll be able to install win 8 from it later? Or I'll need to have done something else (created DVDs, system image or something)? Sorry but that's not very clear for me, if someone could explain a little the differences or give me a link to this I'll be very glad.



If you delete any of the OEM partitions, the Recovery Partition will be unusable.
You will nee... Read more

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When I downgrade from windows 8 or try to atleast, it wont even start after I press install now to install because it says I don't have the correct drivers. What do I do?

Thank you,
C

A:Downgrading from Windows 8

Hi there

What won't start.
How did you install W7 - did it install OK.

Even with a lot of drivers missing usually the computer will BOOT with the basic stuff working.

Note also - check to see if your computer has PROTECTED BOOT enabled (In the BIOS) -- if it is DISABLE IT and enable / allow Legacy boot. You don't have to disable UEFI - but remember if booting a UEFI OS then the HDD must be formatted as GPT and not MBR).

Cheers
jimbo

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Hey i have recently bought an new computer which had came with windows vista. well after a long time i have decided that i want to downgrade to xp (without doing the dual boot) since there are so many problems with it. here are my computer details...

- hewlett - packard
- 1014 mb ram
- 32 bit Operating system
- intel celeron cpu 3.46 GHz 3.47 GHz
- model S.3010.uk

since i sorta suck at installing and downloading things i want to kno how to exactly downgrade from vista home premium to windows xp service pack 2.
thanks for reading and please reply
 

A:downgrading to windows xp

To downgrade you will have to completely wipe the drive . . which means you loose everything on that drive. You might want to consider buying a new drive to install XP on and keep the original for the future so you can go back easily.

Prior to embarking on this journey, check the HP support site to be sure you can find XP Drivers for your machine. You can save these to cd or flash to use after the install.

Then, enter BIOS ( Setup ) and set the first boot device as CD/ROM. Put your XP Disc in the drive and disconnect all external peripherals except the monitor, keyboard and mouse, and be sure those are not USB, or wireless.

If you are using an upgrade version installation CD, you'll also need a CD with an older operating system ( Windows 98SE or Windows ME ) to complete the install. Also Make sure you have the 25-digit product code for the Windows XP CD.

Once you set your BIOS to boot first from cd . . when it restarts you will see a black screen with a prompt "Press any key to boot from CD" . . do that and you will be able to delete any or all partitions and recreate one or more, then proceed to formating and installing XP.

That message can pass quickly, so have a finger on the keyboard when you boot. This will delete all data on the drive so be sure you have your important data backed up. The prompt will appear after every reboot, but do not press any key on subsequent reboots. The setup process will continue with no action required from you.

If you d... Read more

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I found out that my hard-disc doesn't have a virtual drive so it won't run XP mode (I have a ubs-jack cable that only functions with xp). So I have a copy of xp and tried to install it but it says that my computer isn't compatible with xp. It actually came with xp when I bought it so that doesn't make sense. I also read that unlike Vista it is possible to downgrade windows 7 to vista or xp. So what can I do?
Thanks
 

A:Downgrading from windows 7 to xp

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my mom is running windows 7 ultimate but she's running out of memory..she only had 18.9 mb free space . we wnt to downgrade it to xp.hdd is only 4 gb.please gide me first before i downgrade it to xp

A:downgrading windows 7

Just for clarification, when you say your mom is "running out of memory" and has "18.9 mb free space", are you really talking about memory (RAM) or are you talking about available hard drive space?

If you're talking about RAM, how much total RAM is on your mom's computer? Windows 7 will utilize most of the available RAM and this is normal.

If you're talking about available hard drive space, how large is the hard drive? Have you tried doing a Disk Cleanup to regain hard drive space? If your mom doesn't use Hibernation you could also disable that feature and gain back some additional hard drive space (about 75% of total installed RAM.)

Disk Cleanup - Open and Use

Hibernate - Enable or Disable

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I still have the option to downgrade to Windows 7, I'm wondering if I do, will I still have my files and programs that I downloaded and installed in Windows 10.

A:Downgrading to Windows 7

I went back to win 7 from win 10 , on one install , no issues at all . All files were where I left them ..

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I have asus laptop G551VW-FY212T and windows 10 has a lot of issues, I can't reset windows 10 os it gives me error so I just want to downgrade to windows 7. How do I downgrade to windows 7? Should I do it though bios or in windows 10? Now I heard of this Chinese program called driver genius which is suppose to download drivers for computer that does not support windows 7. Problem is though it is in Chinese so what other way can I download windows 7 drivers for this laptop? I have a windows 7 disc to put in my laptop but the track pad and keyboard are unresponsive during windows 7 setup. External mouse keyboard do not work either

A:Downgrading Windows 10 To 7

The reason the external mouse and keyboard do not work is because the laptop only has USB 3.0 ports and Windows 7 does not have native USB 3.0 drivers in the install disk.
 
See this guide. I have not done this but it may work for you. As far as getting your other drivers, it's possible your hardware does not have Windows 7 drivers. After the install look in Device Manager for any yellow exclamation marks. Right click the device, select Properties, and under the Details tab select Hardware IDs in the dropdown box. Copy and Paste the Vendor and Device ID into Google. I would not consider any driver update package except for Snappy Driver Installer and that would be as a last resort.
 
The hard drive storage controller may be so new that Windows 7 would not be able to detect a hard drive and you would need to have the drivers on a USB flash drive before Windows could detect the drive.
 
If Windows 10 is giving a problem you can do a clean install with Windows 10 media using the Media Creation Tool. 
 
According to the ASUS ROG forum tapping F9 at boot will do a factory reset. All your programs you added would need to be reinstalled and any personal data backed up.

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Hello everyone! Recently my work purchased a lenovo ideapad 100s 14IBY it came pre loaded with windows 10, unfortunatly the onlyprogram we will use on the computer only runs on windows 7 so I have been tasked with trying to Downgrade the laptop from windows 10 to 7 I have a bootable copy of window 7 which after changing some BIOS setting I can boot into, however once I try and install windows 7 it asks me for the drivers. My question is exactly what drivers do I need? and where can I get them from? I have searchd this site but dont think I have found the corret drivers I need. Any help would be hugely appreciated!Thanks in advnce guys

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I am possibly getting another computer someone doesn't want- nothing wrong with it, they're moving. Their teenage son had it and has games, etc. in it. He says it's really filled up.

I'm not sure of the details, but it's a Compaq Presario, I think maybe around 1999 era.

I've been told it has one of the new WINDOWS in it. MX of Millenium. Don't know if it came in it or was put in after. They got it from someone else, too.

What I do when someone gives me a pc to learn on, is format the C drive and reinstall WIN98. This is all I have, though I have WIN 98 SE someone gave me on a CD (I have this on mine but my restore CD is all or nothing. Hewlett Packard) Someone once gave me all the files to WIN98 SE in case I needed to restore one. Haven't had a chance to try this and don't know if it would work to install it all)

Anyway, WIN 98 is okay with me, and I have the full version and bootup disk. I've done this before, but it was always WIN 95 in it before I formatted.

Maybe this is a silly question but I thought maybe there's something I should know, I'm not thinking about in this?

Like if it has a newer WINDOWS and I'm going back to 98?

Even though I would think formatting the harddrive would work. There's the drivers, and such. (I'm still kind of a newbie with all this).

Also, I remember hearing somewhere that some brands require their own restore CD. I know I have a Hewlett Packard which does.

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A:Downgrading WINDOWS

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I have a Gateway DX4300 with Windows 7 64-bit preinstalled. I need to downgrade to Windows 7 32-bit. I spoke to Gateway chat support in India and they informed me that they could not ship me a copy of Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit, the computer came with Windows 7 64-bit preinstalled and the drivers are designed for that OS.

First question: Is India just blowing smoke up my a_s? Will this computer be able to run Windows 7 32-bit?

Second question: I'm now in the process of getting a copy of Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit retail, so I can wipe my drive and install 32-bit. Can I use my Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit CD-Key with the 32-bit version? Will it cause problems that the version I'm getting is retail?

Thank you.

A:Downgrading Windows 7 64-bit to 32-bit

I've never really seen an issue where hardware in a pre-fab computer only has 64-bit drivers and not 32-bit driver support....the other way around....certainly. I'm sure that you will be fine on that front.

As far as using the same key...100% legit. No problems whatsoever.

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recently tried to re-install my windows xp over windows 7 because I wanted to use windows 7 on my other computer. Couldn't reinstall xp because it is older than the one I have installed. I got a message that suggested that I delete my windows 7 first but don know how to do that.
Would appreicate any help I can get on this matter.

Thanks
 

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So I'm fed up of Vista and want to downgrade to windows XP, im not entirely sure how but I loaded my Windows XP CD which I have from an old PC, and when I select to install windows it gives me this error

Can anyone let me know the correct way to downgrade to XP? thanks
 

A:Downgrading to Windows XP

hello sam

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2287685,00.asp

good luck
 

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So I'm fed up of Vista and want to downgrade to windows XP, im not entirely sure how but I loaded my Windows XP CD which I have from an old PC, and when I select to install windows it gives me this error



Can anyone let me know the correct way to downgrade to XP? thanks

A:Downgrading to Windows XP

You need to boot from the XP disk and run the install from there. This will, however, wipe your files, so back up your files before doing this.

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Hello all,
I have an ASUS laptop, about a year old now with Windows 8.1. Almost a year ago, I managed to install Windows 7 on the PC, completely eliminating Windows 8, but I don't remember how I did it. Months later, my hard drive went bad and I took my PC into the Geek Squad for service since it has extended warranty on it. When I got it back, it had Windows 8 on it again.

I have tried so many methods in trying to get Windows 7 back on but have been unsuccessful. I have even tried making a new hard drive partition and installing it that way so I could eliminate Windows 8 but that didn't work and at boot up, it said a particular file during boot had an invalid signature.

I have a Windows 7 install DVD, completely authentic, but have ran out of ideas on how to install it to get rid of 8.1. Does anyone else have any ideas how to get it successfully installed? It's almost as if Windows 8.1 is locked on my hard drive. I'd take the hard drive out if I could but my PC has no access doors on the bottom of it so I can't access anything without special tools.

Thanks!

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Is it possible to use my HP Windows Vista recovery discs on my HP laptop that came with Windows 8 to downgrade to Vista.I am running Windows 10 right now.Thank you.Jane

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yeah i upgraded to windows 7 last week but i cant play a few games of mine now because the driver updates for my computer is for only vista operating systems...

since i have to go back down to windows vista home premium i had a question,
how can i ERASE my entire C drive completely and start fresh with a new windows vista installation disk?

A:downgrading from windows 7?

If that is the full retail DVD
Just boot from the DVD and you will get the option for a clean install, with format.

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I have bought today a brand new HP notebook with Windows 10  . I need to downgrade to windows 7 professional or ultimate
 
The serial no. is [personal information removed] 
Model no. 15-AY086NZ
Product no. YOW59ea#UUZ

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I have a Toshiba satellite C855D, which comes with windows 8, and I want to know if it is possible to downgrade to windows 7 64 bit. I have been told there can be a lot of problems with the computer if done incorrectly. I haven't found much specific information regarding this, so an answer would be a lot of help.
 

A:downgrading from windows 8 to 7

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I have asus laptop G551VW-FY212T and windows 10 has a lot of issues, I can't reset windows 10 os it gives me error so I just want to downgrade to windows 7. How do I downgrade to windows 7? Should I do it though bios or in windows 10? Now I heard of this Chinese program called driver genius which is suppose to download drivers for computer that does not support windows 7. Problem is though it is in Chinese so what other way can I download windows 7 drivers for this laptop? I have a windows 7 disc to put in my laptop but the track pad and keyboard are unresponsive during windows 7 setup. External mouse keyboard do not work either

A:Downgrading Windows 10 To 7

The reason the external mouse and keyboard do not work is because the laptop only has USB 3.0 ports and Windows 7 does not have native USB 3.0 drivers in the install disk.
 
See this guide. I have not done this but it may work for you. As far as getting your other drivers, it's possible your hardware does not have Windows 7 drivers. After the install look in Device Manager for any yellow exclamation marks. Right click the device, select Properties, and under the Details tab select Hardware IDs in the dropdown box. Copy and Paste the Vendor and Device ID into Google. I would not consider any driver update package except for Snappy Driver Installer and that would be as a last resort.
 
The hard drive storage controller may be so new that Windows 7 would not be able to detect a hard drive and you would need to have the drivers on a USB flash drive before Windows could detect the drive.
 
If Windows 10 is giving a problem you can do a clean install with Windows 10 media using the Media Creation Tool. 
 
According to the ASUS ROG forum tapping F9 at boot will do a factory reset. All your programs you added would need to be reinstalled and any personal data backed up.

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Hi
I am having a spot of trouble downgrading from windows 8 to windows 7
in DISKPART I select the disk to convert to mbr and type convert mbr it comes up
Virtual Disk Service Error:
Anyone got any clues
Thanks in advance

A:Downgrading from windows 8

See if this will help

Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7

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Hello everybody,
Recently I attempted to use the Windows 10 feature of downgrading to and restoring Windows 7. However when in the process of restoring Windows 7 my computer freezes. Any help to prevent this, or to stop the process entirely so that I could use an alternate method of downgrading to Windows 7 would be very appreciated. I have tried turning it off and back on again, and when in the restoration screen there are no options available. Also CTRL+ALT+DELETE has yielded no results. Any help would be very appreciated, thanks!

A:Help downgrading to Windows 7

Hi have you had Windows 10 more than 30 days installed on your computer.
If you have then unless you made an image of windows 7 before you upgraded you cannot roll back.
If under 30 days if you have not deleted it have you tried rolling back with windows old folder.
Also may I ask why you are trying to roll back to windows 7, perhaps we can help you if you are having trouble with windows 10.

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Out of curiosity, I went to check on my Win7 OS liscense....

I opened cmd and typed .......slmgr /dlv

One line caught my attention : Remaining Windows rearm count : 1

What does that mean ?

Thank you.

A:Remaining Windows rearm count : 1

Welcome
You can actually install windows without giving the key number. You are allowed a certain number of days to give the number or you will lose use of Windows. In addition you can do it so many times (rearm). It probably does not apply to you any longer but you can do it once more.

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Hi everyone.

I have just got a Compaq Presario CQ50-215NR which, I am sure you know, comes with Vista installed on it. After playing with it for a while I decided that it is much slower than my desktop, which is 4 years old, running Windows XP, so I decided to "downgrade" to Windows XP SP3. I have successfully achieved it using the 32 bit version of XP.

The thing I would like to ask the forum is this:

The Compaq Presario CQ50-215NR has an AMD Athlon Dual-Core QL-60 processor which the supports 64 bit OS. Why will it not install on this particular brand of laptop?

I would greatly appreciate any help you can offer.

Thanks

A:Downgrading from Windows Vista Home edition to Windows XP on a Compaq CQ50-215NR

What error message do you get when attempting to install the 64 bit OS? Is this Vista 64 bit or XP 64 bit?

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OKay Hi,

So my computer is completely full of spyware to the point where it has been suggested by several people, even people on this site, that I reinstall Windows XP. A friend gave me this computer. When I put my version of XP in the drive, it tells me that the version of XP on my computer is newer than the one from the CD and won't let me reinstall. What do you recommend I do?

Thanks,
Estelle
 

A:Solved: Downgrading Windows

It seems like you are using a windows xp cd which has an earlier version than the one on your computer (most probably you have a windows xp cd, while the one on your computer is xp sp2).

You can do the full and clean installation on the computer, which will wipe out everything on the computer, and start fresh again. for this purpose, you have to boot from the cd, from the boot up, not from the windows. you have to change the windows boot order in order to let this happened.

And, after the installation finished, you can try to update your windows to the latest version again by running the windows update.

Here is the link on how to perform the full installation of the windows:
Clean installation & Repair Installation on Windows XP

p/s:
just bear in mind that the clean install will wipe everything out of your computer, and you have to reinstall all the applications on your computer. you also will lose all the personal files, and some drivers for the peripherals inside the computer (especially the graphic, sound and internet card). and all this peripherals will not work until you install the driver for them. so, make sure you have all the drivers handy and backup personal files before reinstalling the windows
 

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So I have a Lenovo Y510P IdeaPad, I upgraded it to Windows 10 last December and wanted to downgrade it back to Windows 8/8.1 due to some issues that many said are due to the fact that the model doesn't really support Windows 10 thus I experience the problems. However, since it has been more than a month from the upgrade, I can't just roll it back to previous OS and am wondering if there is any way I can find out what my original product key for the pre-activated Windows 8 so I can perform a clean reinstall with it.
 
 
Moderator comment: Spoiler tag removed for readability. Model added to subject for clarity.

A:Y510P - Downgrading to Windows 8/8.1

If windows came pre-installed on your laptop, the key might be on its certificate of authenticity. Alternatively, you can obtain the key using third party softwares like ProduKey. It'll display the currently activated key on your system.

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Hello,

I would like to ask some tips, advices, suggestion, and help about my little problem downgrading my OS. Currently I am using Vista Ultimate x64. I decided to downgrade my OS to XP Pro SP3, but the problem is after Windows XP loads up its setup files during the first phase of installation, BSoD suddenly appeared. Can anyone help me? I really appreciate any help. Thanks.

My PC Specs:
CPU - Intel Q6600 2.4 Ghz
MB - Intel DP35DP Media Series
RAM - 2 x 2GB DDR2-800 SimpleTech
HD - 1 x Western Digital 500GB SATA; 1 x Western Digital 80GB SATA
GRAPHICS - XFX GeForce 8800GT Alpha Dog Standard Edition 512MB DDR3
SOUND - SoundBlaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatality Professional Series
CURRENT OS - Vista Ultimate x64

A:Downgrading from Vistax64 to Windows XP Pro

You have a SATA drive and must load the SATA/RAID SCSI driver after first phase of install. You will see a screen to the effect of "load 3rd party drivers" These can only be loaded off usb thumbdrive/floppy drive/external hard drive. If you do not load the sata driver, the install cannot see the hard drive for Windows Installation, and installation will not continue (unless you are using an OEM disk that came with the computer for XP install, as these usually have the sata driver slipstreamed onto the disk).

You either have to create a new partition for XP (and dual boot), or delete the existing partition with Vista Installation, or format the partition with Vista on it. and then commence XP installation.

For the loading of sata driver in pre-Windows enviroment, usb floopy/usb fdd/usb hdd must be set in the BIOS boot order before the HDD

i.e.,

BOOT ORDER

CDROM Drive
Floppy/USB Floppy
USB FDD (flash drive)
USB Devices (i.e., HDD)
SATA Hard Disk Drive (HDD)

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Hello.

I bought the laptop HP Envy 6 1106TX which came with a Pre-installed Windows 8.

So I made a Windows 7 Bootable USB. Turned off Secure boot & Enabled Legacy and set the boot to USB in boot options.

The Windows 7 Setup started.

PROBLEM:

The problem is that when i click on Custom Install, It does not show any Harddrive/SSD or anything.

What should i do :/ ?

A:Downgrading to Windows 7 ISSUE!

Try setting your BIOS back to defaults, then select Boot Menu on startup (F12 on mine), then select USB boot (if it appears as an option) and see what happens. Other options might be to change the BIOS from AHCI to SATA and try to revert to AHCI "after" the installation and/or download specific Win 7 drivers for your rig and use them during the "load drivers" segment of your installation. Please note that I am not specifically recommending either of the latter suggestions. Good luck.

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Hi there, quick question. Basically I'm having all sorts of problems with blue screens and stop errors on starting up my system (bought as windows 7) and it seems it might be a driver problem.
Ideally I would re-install windows 7 but I don't have the disc for this, I do however have an old vista disk.
My question is if I were to boot from CD and install vista, if it were to actually work and get me onto the system, does it wipe clean the hard drive? As there are many photos and such on there I would like to keep.
Thanks for any help, Adam.

A:Downgrading windows 7 to vista

Vista is history. Best to sort the Win7 problems here or find a Win7 DVD to clean reinstall with the Product key on COA sticker: re-install windows 7

First use these steps to upload your blue screen bugcheck report to our Crashes forum where the real geniuses reside: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

They will help get the issues resolved quickly. For any further issues, post up a new thread in General forum and we'll help you knock that down next.

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Hello, I have an old (circa 2005) E-Machines desktop that i recently dug out of storage to mess around with. around 2008 it was all kinds of messed up (hand me down from my brother) so with the help of a friend i wiped the system and reinstalled the xp OS. Turned out it was a non-genuine copy and at that time i did not comprehend that i have a registry key on the back of my pc. I found a copy of windows Vista that my brother had bought for the pc and never installed so i did that. it's running O.K. just very slow and takes literally 10-15 minutes to start up. I figure that if i downgrade back down to windows XP the computer will have a lot less work trying to run it's OS considering it only has a 1 GB of RAM (which i upgraded from 512mb this pc is so old).
Also, important to note - at some point my disc drive stopped working. It makes noises as if it is trying to open and close when i press the button but it does not open. i have run a thin ruler around the edges and it doesnt seem to be jammed and i cant get far enough in to pry it out. if anyone has some suggestions on that feel free to comment, but that is not the focus of this post.

So i have downloaded a copy of windows XP (going to use my own registry key) and extracted the zip file onto a flash drive. From here i'm kind of lost. if i open the .exe from on my pc, "Install Windows XP" is not clickable. When i boot my PC from the flash drive, it does nothing but sit on a black screen with that b... Read more

A:Help downgrading to windows XP from vista

Closing dup. Please do not start multiple threads on the same topic.
 

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HI,
when I try to install windows xp in the hp laptop that came with windows 7, I get blue screen. Even I tried wiping disk completely, but it still doesn't work.

Is there any way I can make it install xp?

Thanks in advance.

A:downgrading from windows 7 to xp in hp dv4 series

Your problem could be that Windows XP does not support SATA hard drive controllers natively (all new laptops have SATA controllers & have SATA hard drives installed).
Consequently, Windows XP Setup cannot find the hard drive.

There are two options here:

1. Press "F6" when you see a message which says "Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver" , then insert a floppy disk containing the SATA driver supplied by HP. Problem is, either you've no floppy disk-drive or HP do not have a SATA driver for your laptop, since it came with Windows 7 pre-installed which doesn't need one (it supports SATA natively).

OR

2. Alter a setting in the BIOS Setup. See this: HP G7000 Installing XP on Hewlett Packard (Hp) Laptop / Notebook - XP Drivers

(not the same HP model as yours but the the same advice applies)

However, even if you do manage to get XP installed, don't forget that you will probably find several errors in Device Manager caused by missing device drivers which aren't on the XP installation disc.

If the HP website doesn't have XP drivers for your model, you are going to struggle to find any that work from elsewhere because much of HP's hardware requires custom-made drivers which only they are likely to have.
So check that first before going ahead with an XP install.

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