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Vista reverting back to old theme

Q: Vista reverting back to old theme

I can's seem to be able to get the Vista Aero theme to stick. I downloaded this program that was supposed to change XP to look like Vista, but I already had Vista installed. I just wanted it for the "Object Dock" program. Anyways, when I uninstalled it, it made my computer look like a wnidows 2000 installation. When I go to themes, I am able to turn it back to Aero, but everytime I restart my Computer, it goes back to the win2000 theme. Please help me with this, I can't figure it out.

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hi i'm new to the forum just need a few help with things,
I had this problem for a while now and i am getting physically sick of changing back to the original theme then having to switch it off and then it would be switched back to the old classic theme which you and me know looks a bit old and bland i hope there are some computer technicians on because i haven't found anyone who could fix this problem yet.

I thought it would of been third party applications may be disallowing the change(s) from "sticking" so i got rid of McAfee and spy bot temporary just to taste it out but nothing happen.

system restore is out of the picture too because its been awhile I've been couping with this now and didn't really think it was a big deal until now

I have the window vista home premium please can anyone help i will be so grateful.

A:My window vista theme keeps reverting back to Window classic theme after a restart Help please !!?

All I can suggest is to selectively disable items in your startup and see what's affecting itI'd use a startup manager for that purpose instead of msconfighttp://www.snapfiles.com/get/starter.html

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Well, idk if this is a virus or what. I dont think it is. My theme keeps reverting back to classic. When i go to prop. and switch it back, my other themes are deleted. exp. Windows xp. So i downloaded StyleXP to change themes. This helps once in a while but when it does, windows classic stays. How do i fix this?

P.s. I hope i posted right :( if not, please tell me how to fix it then.

A:Theme keeps reverting back to W Classic

Check if Windows is set to 'best performance':

Start > Run > Control Panel (switch to claissic view) > System > Advanced > Performance. if it is set to best performance, then set it to best appearance.

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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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My OS keep reverting back to 800 x 600 when booting up. I change it to what my Video card can 1280x1024, or 1024x768 and my monitor is set correctly but it keep reverting back. My card is a NVidia GeForce 7200GS. Both have had their drivers updated, Rolled back and again, but to no avail. Any idea?
 

A:Vista Display Reverting Back to 800 x 600

I seem to remember something like this on the microsoft site:
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.mspx?query=newsgroups
Have a look around, though I realize that's easier said than done.

JohnC
 

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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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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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Hi, I'm having a problem changing back from ms dos to Vista. I didn't even want to be in DOS mode anyway but unfortunatly opened up a .exe file. Since then, it wn't allow e to open up any programs, i.e Autodesk, photoshop, itunes. Any help would be greatly appreciated Thanks
 

A:Proble reverting back from ms dos to Widows Vista

go here http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/105/1/File-association-fixes-for-Windows-Vista.html choose the exe link, extract it and run the program, ..
 

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I have Vista Business edition on my computer. A few days ago I uninstalled the program 'Tune Up Utility' and with it I lost my original vista theme. Now my computer is left with only one choice of 'Windows Classic'.

Please note the following DIDNT help as when I got to step 4 to change the theme, I only got the Classic Windows theme and no Vista Theme.
How can I get my Vista Theme Back?

1. Click Start and open the Control Panel.

2. Click Appearance and Personalization.

3. Click Personalization.

4. Click Theme.

5. Select the Windows Classic option from the drop down
 

A:Solved: How can I get my Vista Theme Back?

Reverse the changes you made with the program.
 

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Hi, I am having a weird issue in that when I try to set the Start Navigation to none and then hit apply, the sound setting in the control panel it reverts the sound back to the original sound and the theme listing at the top shows blank. If I try to delete that blank theme, use the windows default or make my own I get the same result. It just sets it back to the default sound theme though it shows as a blank theme in the theme switching menu. This just started happening not too long ago and I was thinking maybe somehow I don't have the proper permissions now to change this setting. I am the system administrator and am logged in as such. I really don't know how I would go about fixing this or checking to see if the permissions are correct or more specifically where I should be checking the permissions.
 

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I asked this before, but never got an answer, so here goes:

I've set my Windows style to something other than the default Windows XP Style (aka Luna), but everytime I restart my computer, the style reverts back to Luna. What could be causing this problem?

One thing to note is that only the "style" is reverted, i.e. the buttons, task bar, etc., but the text size, desktop, windows colors, etc. remain unchanged upon reboot. Also note that I'm not using any external program that alters the interface, only the msstyle that's built into WinXP.

A:Windows theme reverting

The options in the display could be on don't make any changes till reboot. When you change the theme does it say that no changes will be made untill reboot click ok now to reboot. If so right click the desktop then click on the settings tab. Then click on the advanced button. Then put it on the middle option appy new settings without restart. This might and might not help. Because I believe it only appies to the changing of the screen resolution colors ect. But you can give it a try.

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Hi, I am posting this post because I need help from someone who knows what to do.
I am using Windows Vista Home Premium Editon 32-bit.

I was trying to make my computer go faster by disabling the Vista look.
So I changed the Vista Theme to Windows Classic Theme, to make the computer go faster.

But after a while I didn't find the taskbar being that nice so I would like to change it back.

But when I whent into personelize the Vista Aero theme wasn't there.

Here are some pictures of what I am talking about:
http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...Vidusfarge.gif
http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...idusfarge2.gif

As you can see the Vista Aero theme isn't on the list.

I hope someone here can help me with my problem.

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Hi, i'm kinda desperate atm. My laptop has this annoying habit of reverting back to windows standard/classic theme after almost every restart. I said almost as after 2/3 and sometimes even more, my aero theme correctly appeared. After another restart right after that, the problem occurs all over again.

The search function in the start menu and windows explorer also 'failed to initialize' when in the said windows standard/classic mode.

I figured that this might have something to do with my user profile as I have the 'User Profile Service service failed the login. User profile cannot be loaded' problem once very recently but I've fixed it using the tutorial in this forum. The windows standard/classic theme problem had been on for quite a while back, before the user profile problem.

Before all this happened, I've had this 'C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable...' problem. I fixed that by copying all my files and folders in my C:\Users\[Username] folder to the location above and replacing all the files including desktop.ini. It is only after this that I've had the windows standard/classic theme problem.

I couldn't help but wonder if somehow my user profile has got something to do with it? Windows system restore could not fix this problem.

By the way, I'm using a modified aero theme at the moment, using TuneUp Utilities 2009 on a Vista Home Premium 32bit Acer 5920G laptop.

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A:Vista reverts back to Windows Standard/Classic theme after restart

Hello Ychao,

Welcome to the Vista Forums.

I haven't used Tune Up, but first thing I would try is to undo all the mods. and see what happens.

Please keep us posted.
Hope you enjoy the forums.

Gary

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I downloaded a vista visual theme and I applied it patching my system etc. but when I turn off my computer and turn it back on or any other time when I turn my PC on the theme is applied but after a few seconds it reverts to the regular vista theme. Does anyone know why this happens and how to prevent it? Thanks in advance :)

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Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Hello. I've recently reformatted my computer and since then I've been having this rather annoying problem. When I select classic theme from the personalization menu then try to switch back to my custom theme, the only thing that changes is the color scheme but nothing else after the "Please Wait" dialog. Restarting the computer is the only way to make custom themes work again.

I've tried running the troubleshooter for aero when it happens but it doesn't find any issues.

Some of my games require transparency/aero to be completely off to reduce input delay/other issues. And since I close/open the game sometimes several times, I like to keep it on classic as long as I'm in my gaming session.

Side question: Does anyone know how to make custom log on screen background stick? Mine likes to revert back to default randomly.

A:Can't change back to custom theme from classic theme w/o restarting

Are you trying to use a 3rd party custom theme?

For the logon screen I used Option 1 of this tutorial Log On Screen - Change it have never reverted back.

Jerry

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I have been using Windows 8 for quite some time now. I have it on my laptop and my home desktop. I have synced-theme set up and use my Windows ID to log into both. I have had no issues at all really since the install. Everything was synced as it should be. The other day; however, I noticed that the desktop background on my laptop had reverted to a solid black color. (In case anyone is wondering, this has nothing to do with non-genuine install as everything is 100% legit plus I am not getting the message in the bottom right of the desktop).

So, I figured it might have been transient and I wanted to change it anyway, so I changed the desktop background on the laptop. It actually did sync to the desktop as well. However, when rebooting the laptop, the same thing happens all over again, though the desktop background is still correct on the desktop, but still changes to black on the Laptop.

When I make the change again on laptop, I notice that it does not change the synced theme desktop, it actually creates a new "unsaved" theme. I save it with a new name but it really does no good.

Anyone have any ideas as to what is causing this? Thanks!

Mike

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It happens recently (about a week ago)
Suddenly my windows xp theme reverts back to Classic Style in about 2-3 seconds before it reverts back to normal theme.
I thought it's not something important and my winamp is still playing the sounds like usual, so i didnt notice it until i open zoomplayer. The video runs fine but i cant hear the audio. After that i close my winamp, and when i re-open it back and try to play a song, it gives me "Bad Sound Driver".
After i restarted the computer, the sound is back. But it will happen again in 20-40 minutes after that.

This link also shows the same problem that i have but to view the answer, i need to pay and i dont have any credit card.

My Spec :
Windows XP Professional, SP 3 (5.1.2600)
Mobo : Gigabyte 945GCM-S2L
Realtek High Definition Audio [Onboard - Azalia Driver]
Update : I managed to start back the Window Audio Services in Administrative Tools but the problem will occur back after that so it's a loop.
 

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It happens recently (about a week ago)
Suddenly my windows xp theme reverts back to Classic Style in about 2-3 seconds before it reverts back to normal theme.
I thought it's not something important and my winamp is still playing the sounds like usual, so i didnt notice it until i open zoomplayer. The video runs fine but i cant hear the audio. After that i close my winamp, and when i re-open it back and try to play a song, it gives me "Bad Sound Driver".
After i restarted the computer, the sound is back. But it will happen again in 20-40 minutes after that.

This link also shows the same problem that i have but to view the answer, i need to pay and i dont have any credit card.

My Spec :
Windows XP Professional, SP 3 (5.1.2600)
Mobo : Gigabyte 945GCM-S2L
Realtek High Definition Audio [Onboard - Azalia Driver]

Update : I managed to start back the Window Audio Services in Administrative Tools but the problem will occur back after that so it's a loop.

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Hi,

I have a laptop running Windows Vista Ultimate and today for some reason when i opened the lid, the normal user select screen was there but when i accessed my user account, the task bar and start menu are grey and xp styled, the folders window look like they are from xp and even firefox is all grey and horrible. I tried going to theme settings in control panel but there is only the option to change to windows classic. Please Help

Thanks in advance.
hammydbest
 

A:Solved: Windows Vista Theme has changed to XP style theme

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can anybody give me any advice or a solution to my problem? just today i turned on my laptop and it said that windows had changed my theme and colour scheme, then i came to realise that my premium version of vista looked like it was the basic version. switchin between windows no longer provides that swanky 3d view and is replaced by a little box with icons. when i rest my mouse upon my bar at the bottom, i no longer get a little version of the window, i just get a dull beige text box. all these problems are purely superficial but one of the reasons i got vista was because of its style and way it looked. any tips?

A:my vista premium theme has reset itself to the basic theme, not good.

Did you try to change the window style back to Windows Aero?

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Hello!
I've recently installed an XP theme for my Vista. When I restarted the computer, it changed into the Windows Classic Theme, and it won't let me get the Vista theme back.
I can't even find the Vista theme on my computer. When I try to add a new theme, it wouldn't let me.
If it helps, my computer is Windows Vista Home Premium, upgraded to Service Pack 1, and 32-bit operating system.
 

A:I can't get my Vista theme and it just displays the Windows Classic Theme

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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

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

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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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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
 

A:reverting back?

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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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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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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 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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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

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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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I have a laptop bought nine years ago, now running Windows 10 Home version 1903. It is only used when there is a problem with my desktop computer, or when a portable PC is needed. It was originally using Windows 7 but with the present operating system it is almost unusably slow, with boot up 2 mins. 40 seconds and loading imaging software nearly three minutes ? there is only one program loaded at startup ? defender (msconfig). I have the Windows 7 original product serial number and an OEM copy of Windows 7 ? is it possible to revert without buying a new copy of Windows 7, it would then presumably be much quicker ? the lack of future fixes would be acceptable. Or maybe there is a way to make it go faster in Windows 10?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU P6100 @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3766 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1755 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 306 GB (218 GB Free);
Motherboard: Acer, Aspire 5742Z
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
 

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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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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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I'm using Windows XP SP2 and with the classic interface style. For some reason, though, Windows reverts back to the XP style whenever I reboot. I've checked my startup programs (both in startup menu and registry/RUN) but it's all clean there. What could be causing this problem?

One thing to note: only the style gets reverted on reboot, all the other interface appearance settings (font size, window color, desktop background, menu animation, etc.) remain intact.

TIA

A:Windows reverting back to XP style

1st off what are you using classic for. lol
2nd off how do you log onto your user name
and are you an administrator on your computer

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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 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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Please Help!!! My homepage keeps reverting back to gatewaybiz.com even after changing it in internet options....any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

A:Homepage Keeps Reverting Back To Gatewaybiz.com

Here is my Logfile from HijackThis...any help would be much appreciated!!!Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 5:21:36 PM, on 8/1/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exeC:\Program Files\Belkin\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome... Read more

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