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Windows 7 keeps reverting back to fresh install!

Q: Windows 7 keeps reverting back to fresh install!

Hi everyone-

After backing up my files from Vista, I
Installed Win 7 Ultimate six weeks ago.

Since then, I had to use "System Restore" about five times. The issue is that sometimes on booting, my HP desktop reverts back to "freshly installed version of Win7".

All my files , photos, bookmarks, etc are gone, so I have to use
system restore to a 'Windows Update' date.

This happened yesterday, even after booting Win 7 okay
at first, the numbers lock came on, I turned it off, and the computer reverted back to a new install of Win 7 again.

I had no problems as this with Vista.

Can anyone help me?

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A: Windows 7 keeps reverting back to fresh install!

You can not do a fresh install of windows 7 unless you are using the disc,what do you mean by a fresh install,do you mean when system restore has complete all your files and settings have gone from what they were/?

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On my laptop and old windows install I had a dropbox icon on the desktop like picture 1 that showed a green checkmark and blue circlewith activity. Like in this picture Dropbox | myBalsamiq.

On my current new install I cannot figure out how to get that icon back on the desktop. All I can get is the shortcut icon in the 3rd picture but that white arrow is only a shortcut indicator and does not show activity. I also cannot just drag files to the white shortcut icon like I could with the status icon as shown in the first picture. Does anyone know how I could get the shortcut icon in the 3rd picture to become a status icon like in the 1st picture? I can click up in the taskbar and the activity icon is in there but I cannot drag the activity icon from there to the desktop.

A:Get Dropbox status icon back on desktop after fresh Windows install

Hi:

I don't use Dropbox...

...but what happens when you right-click on the current icon > properties > shortcut > change icon ???

Do you see other options?

Just a thought,

MM

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 am working with Windows 7, and I am trying to revert back to IE7, I have tried reseting thru the tool menu and going to internet options and reseting, but that does not not work!

Tried reinstalling IE7 but error came up saying IE7 is not supported on this operating system.

Also tried turning off IE8 so it would revert back to IE7, but after restarting there is no internet browser available at all.

any suggestions!

thank you
 

A:troubleshooting reverting back to IE7 in windows 7

IE7 is not compatible with Win7. Windows 7 came with IE8, so you can't go backwards.

If you are having compatibility issues, you can click the little "broken page" next to the URL in the address bar and refresh the page, or you can download a different browser to see if it's an IE issue.

Of course you can also upgrade to IE9 as well.
 

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Hi all,
I upgraded; no, downgraded to Windows 10 - I guess you get what you pay for.

2 Days later I downgraded but with a clean install of my Win 8.1 Pro. In the updates it still installed the KB "important" update even though I hid it. After reboot the rotten icon was back again - that hamburger thing - so I uninstalled the KB 303 cannot remember the rest, but the icon is gone and no gmx.exe is on my system

Is there a way via regedit to stop it ever doing it again? I might upgrade when it no longer looks like a beta version and bugs are ironed out, but at the moment I loathe it with a vengeance.

Am I the only one who likes windows 8.1 and the metro screen? I find it useful across devices for the work I do.

Anyway, thanks in advance for any answers

A:Will Windows 10 Upgrade After Reverting Back To Win 8.1

Just hide the update if it shows up in updates again. You have to delete the GWX folder, if the Uninstall does not remove it.

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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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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'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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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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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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Hey, I'm installing windows XP onto a 500 g SATA hard disk that I just installed into a Dell Dimension 9100.

I have an .iso file that I need to place onto a DVD to serve as the OS boot disc. My DVD-R is in my Mac. So i need to burn this .iso file on the mac but have it boot the PC..

What is the proper file extension for the dvd file? is there anything I need to do that I'm missing?
 

A:Fresh Windows XP Install on a Fresh Hard Drive using a Burned DVD OS install - PLZ HL

http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20060619181010389
 

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i have just recently restarted my computer and when i booted up it had reverted to windows clasic style when it was windows xp style before the reboot. it has been doing this for awhile but usually i can just system restore it and it starts working again but not this time it stayed at windows classic theme and when i go into the control panel to change it back under display, the xp style isnt there anymore and when i change the theme back it just restores the default background on the desktop. can someone please help me get my windows xp style back?
 

A:WinXP Reverting back to Windows classic???

Unzip the following file to your desktop. Then double click on the .reg file and at the prompt, allow it to merge into the registry. That should restore the XP style theme.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/Resources.zip
 

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Hi,
Here at work we need to set a particular DNS addresses for our internet to work.
All of our computers' network adapters have the Obtain IP address automatically checked, and use the following DNS servers:
122.49.191.252
122.49.191.253
(Adam internet, for those of you in Adelaide )
However, there is one particular Windows 8 Laptop that no matter what we do, reverts back to "get the DNS automatically." which makes the internet not work on there.
What is bizzare is that during the morning and day it is OK and around 5PM it starts to cut off. Not sure if this has anything to do with peak users or Adam Internet but that is beside the point.

How can we fix this TCP/IP properties issue?
We run it off a dynadock so initially I thought it was that adapter somehow reverting back to original setting, But I tried the DNS setting on the onboard adapter and also the WiFi adapter, and they all go back to automatic setting, as soon as you click OK and Close.

Please help!
Thanks

A:TCP/IP setting on windows 8 reverting back to automatic

My initial thought is (and I've just woken up so...) it's a piece of software that's being run or is running in the background that is resetting the DNS information.

have you tried running it in safe mode , setting the DNS in the period you usually have issues and see if then resets back ?

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A few weeks ago I upgraded to Windows 10 after which Windows Live Mail and Photo Gallery wouldn't operate fully. Windows 10 also wouldn't recognize my Media Storage Card Reader. I reverted back to Windows 7 and now I can't send e-mails using Live Mail
and Photo Gallery shuts down after a few minutes . I've tried to un-install and re-install Windows Essentials but it wont un-install.

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Hi there,

I turned on my laptop today, and I got the message "Windows failed to configure updates, reverting changes' at the logon screen, and it just loops there forever, even if i leave it there for like an hour. I can't shutdown or restart, unless I power it down.

I tried to boot into safe mode, but i can't do that either, I get the same message, and last known configuration doesn't work either.

I go to system restore, and it just fails on every system restore image. says something about failing to extract a different file each time, and the registry could not be copied on one of them.

It won't let me run a SFC /scannow check either, and I just can't get passed the logon screen stage. Startup repair doesn't help either, just says everything is fine and that my boot was successful :S weird.

Any ideas or suggestions, minimizing having to format and reinstall windows - as it's got all my alevel work on it o.0

thanks in advance!

A:Configuring Windows Update -Failed, Reverting back..

Hello,

Solved same problem today on two computers running Win7. Both failed installing four upodates and have been like this for several days.
SOLUTION: Go to Win Update. View the four files that Win 7 is trying to update. You will see four updates with their boxes checked for auto update. Unclick update KB982018 and update only the remaining three. Later update KB982018 separately. You can also manually update these individually. This worked for me.
Jim B

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Hi to all I guess I have to reinstall tried everything repair xp but still goes back to registry -error blue screen. must be corupted files. Anyway is their a way I can take drive out and copy files for my pics and other stuff. companys that do it and cost to do it? kevin
 

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I had or still have a virus that made my computer unusable. So decided on a fresh install of Windows XP. The first couple hours everything was fine, but then I started to notice the computer slow down and a scan using MBAM confirmed I had a virus again. How can I get rid of this thing once and for all and how could it survive a fresh install like that?

A:Virus back after fresh XP install [Moved]

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.==>PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS<== unless a log is specifically requested.

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I been noticing lately that every time I open my power settings in the control panel, it shows the "Balanced Plan" ticked despite the fact that I've changed it to "High Performance" several times in the last month. Another thing that concerns me is that usually whenever you make any changes to settings, the "Save" button at the bottom of the page is supposed to be highlighted or (in other words: able to be ticked) but every time I visit my power settings through the control panel, the Save button is never highlighted, so I can't even click on Save even if I wanted to.

I usually just exit the control panel explorer once I made the changes I want, but as I mentioned it seems to just revert right back to the Balanced Plan option upon re-opening of the Power Settings. Maybe the fact that I cannot click the Save Button is the problem.

The only thing I can think of which may ( or may not have ) caused this problem is the fact that I was making several tweaks to the system using the Advanced management options, mostly to shut off options that I didn't need to have running, and to tighten my overall system security, etc, but I don't specifically recall ever coming across an option that would restrict me making changes to the Power settings. In fact, if I did find something like that through Advanced Management options, I would have made sure that "High Performance" was the option I wanted to keep.

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A:Windows 7 Power settings keeps reverting back to [ Balanced Plan ]...

I know this is a custom build, but do you have any manufacturers power utilities installed?

Some temp software (if installed) will slow down your pc when temps run high, changing the power plan.


Please Run sfc /scan now using option 2 in this tutorial: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Please post back the results.
Please indicate what message was displayed at the end:

Windows found no integrity violations

OR

Corrupt files were found, and windows was unable to fix them.

OR

Corrupt files were found, and windows successfully repaired them

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Hi all,

I'm quite stuck. Finished my machine build last night, got it to POST ok, and am now having some real trouble trying to install Windows 10. Here's what happens:

- Boot from windows 10 usb
- Install windows successfully (can navigate around and use the system like normal)
- After about 3-10m the screen goes black, I can still see the white cursor for a few seconds, and then the signal drops out and the monitor goes to sleep
- On reboot, I seeing the circle of dots, but then the signal drops and the monitor goes to sleep.
- Boot into safe mode using F8 at startup (I reenabled F8 during the 3-10m it works)
- Safe mode works, but nothing I've tried so far from safemode has made any difference on normal boot. -- no display signal after swirling dots.
Here's what I've tried so far that hasn't worked:

- Run windows update from safe mode --- but my network won't work from safe mode, and the driver install for my ethernet card fails.
- Update drivers from safemode -- most driver installers won't run. And device manager either thinks its got the right driver (chipset) or the install timesout (network card)
- Reinstall windows and Disable sleep/hibernate.
- Reinstall windows and run windows update as the first thing to try to get new graphics card drivers (didn't finish in time)
I'm at a loss at this point. Never had an issue like this on my previous builds.
Thanks in advance for your help.

Evan

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I do not know if I am posting in the right location.  If not, please forgive me. I am getting ready to launch my own campaign against Microsoft for ruining yet another laptop.I really believe that Microsoft looks into my laptop to determine what it
is that I use the most and when they know they go about destroying the integrity of the programs.After being forced, not my consent, to upgrade to windows 10, my laptop has all kinds of errors.  I do not have time to try and find out how to fix it. 
I have spent hours already trying to figure out how to get my Windows 7 Pro to function as it should.  I purchased this laptop March 2015 brand new because it had Windows 7 Pro and that is what I want to use.I have not tried to reinstall windows yet. 
This is the last resort for me since it is so difficult to get a reliable backup..Please help me to recover from Microsoft's intrusive behavior#1WHEN I REBOOT COMPUTER#2 WHEN TRYING TO OPEN PHOTO GALLERY#3 PHOTO GALLERY#4 Movie Maker#5 WHAT PAINT LOOKS LIKE
NOW, NO TOOLS#6 WINDOWS VERSION


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I reverted from Windows 10 back to 7. Every time I open mail I get a message "recovering database." Bunches of emails downloaded and when I deleted them some of them could not be deleted from the deleted box. So I did research and found that I should reconfigure my email by deleting the account and recreating it. Well, now things are a mess. I think I deleted the account even though it still is there but will not accept new email. I have never understood this live mail thing. I have a skybeam account that I use that is what I want to use. But I log into live mail with a hotmail account. I am so confused. I want to recreate my skybeam account but do not know how. Do I need to call the company for the server data? Do I use the hotmail account? I don't get it. All I know is I have important emails coming to this account I will not be able to see. Where can I read live mail online. Help please!!

A:Windows live mail messed up after reverting back to Windows 7

Hi .. The Link below should help ....

My Webmail - SKYBEAM

It is a 10 digit SKYBEAM number ... Should be your Account Number ...
SKYBEAM - Webmail Services

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Ok.
last week i restored my computer to factory default settings. I got the computer in June 2011. Have windows 7 profession 64bit. i fully uninstalled McAfee thinking that it was causing problems. I have Malwarebytes as the only anti virus installed. Will probably reinstall mcafee if all of this is cleaned up. Ive been suffering many blue screens over the past week. When i select windows updates>check for updates via control panel, i am greeted with: 'Windows could not search for new updates, Error(s) found, code 50080005

Solutions ive tried:
- performing a clean boot
- downloaded and used the windows update trouble shooter found here Troubleshoot problems with installing updates - WindowsUpdate_dt000
- downloaded and used System Update Readiness Tool found here System Update Readiness Tool fixes Windows Update errors in Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008 . All it did was launch a windows update standalone installer, installed some hot fix (which i did twice) and went no where.
- tried running cmd as admin, running 'sfc /scannow' that tells me 'Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service' so i followed the steps found here How to Fix "Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service" Error When Running SFC in Windows 7 and Vista - The Winhelponline Blog , but then i got told another system repair was pending which needed a reboot but that didnt do anything.

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A:[SOLVED] win 7-windows updates not installing, reverting back, comp freezing

Hi, you can either boot from the OS dvd or boot to safe mode and select the "repair your computer" option, select command prompt type:-
dism.exe /image:C:\ /cleanup-image /revertpendingactions (press enter ) restart.

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Im sorry, Im new to these forums so I couldn't figure out how to make a new thread.

I got the Pro upgrade last night, and I want to do a "keep all files" install. I went into the BIOS and fixed the "NX" problem by enabling it. The problem is, I can't finish the install. It gets all the way to "Getting Ready", finished the percentage there all the way to 100%. After that the PC restarts with the new windows logo, but fails to start. It restarts again, then gives an error and says
"Windows 8 installation unsuccessful, reverting back to previous version"

I have an Intel i5 2500K Unlocked with Windows 7 Home Premium
Could someone please help me?

A:"Windows 8 installation unsuccessful, reverting back to previous versi

Yes please some help here.
Myself also. 6 attempts from various starting points.
I saw a hint to unplug all USB devices. Did this; no luck.
Grrrrrrr.

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Hi,I'm considering trying to clone my current hard drive to a new drive so I can replace it without having to install Windows XP again (I posted about that here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic335750.html).I read it's possible to clone the old hard drive to a new one (using something like Easeus Todo or Easeus Disk Copy), then just unplug the old drive, plug the new one in and it should work like nothing has changed. Also I read that afterward, you can switch back and forth between the old and new drives without any problems. Is that correct?Seondly, in the event that I can't clone my drive successfully and get the system to boot off of the new drive, the second course of action I was thinking was to do a fresh installation of Windows XP. I have Windows XP Home with SP1, and the disk that came with my comptuer is an OEM disk "only for distribution with a new PC". I was told I would be able to activate a new installation of Windows using the same Product Key on this computer even if I change the hard drive, just as long as I don't change the motherboard.My main question is, if I do this and get a fresh installation of WinXP activated successfully on the new drive, would I still be able to switch back and boot from the old hard dirve if I needed to? Or would activating a fresh install of WinXP on a new hard drive deactivate the installation on the old drive?

A:Fresh Install WinXP OEM on new hard drive - Can you still switch back to the old one?

This is a real curley one, (meaning difficult)

I have never been able to successfully Clone XP, but can give you some Guidence for reinstalling XP from the OEM Disk that should work for you. If you haven't made any changes, except for the HDD you should be able to Boot from either one, just by converting the other HDD from a Slave to Master and converting the Master to Slave, but you don't really need to do that? You can interchange Data from either one to the other, if the two are set up as Master and Slave?

Is that what you want?
Ray

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Hi hopeing someone here can help out.
 
built a new PC and installed Win 8.1 and updated it all.
had the BSOD clock watchdog time out since system 1st built
 
here is speccy link
 
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/s4AK5C6zNUVqlIYOPjkGncw
 
minidump file zip
 
https://www.mediafire.com/?5jtz00ulfjo5170
 
could only get access to 1/2 of the files ?
 
also attached is output of last 10 errors from mini tool box.
 
I am going to run 10 Pass memory test overnight to see if there are any errors with the memory.
 
Did speak to guy where i bought the components and his idea was to do full wipe and reinstall of windows.
I do try and leave this to last ditch attempt.
 
Thanks for all and any help or advice.
 
 
Ross.

A:Clock watchdog timeout win 8.1 fresh build pc and fresh windows install

A wee update.
 
ran mem test over night. did 10 passes and no errors with the memory.
 
Cheers

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My music computer started having problems with Windows 98 locking up at irregular intervals, and after a while the thing simply wouldn't boot up all the time. The lockups had been getting worse, so naturally I thought I had been vicitimized by some spyware/adware/virus infection and took measures. After countless hours, I finally gave up and bought a new hard drive, installed it, and put on a fresh copy of Windows 98 SE from my recovery CD.

It worked fine - for a while.

Now the computer is exhibiting the same symptoms with the new drive as it did with the old drive. I tried running the Seagate SeaTools to see if I could find any abmormalities and it checked out fine. What is odd is that the computer locks up at no particular place, with no particular interval of time. Quite often I can't even get it past the Windows splash screen.

My uneducated opinion is that this has to be a hardware issue, and I'm feeling frustrated by my inability to isolate the problem. If anyone can make suggestions as how I should proceed, I would be very grateful, indeed.

The computer has an AMD Athlon processor with 512 MB of RAM installed on an Azza 366X AS motherboard by the manufacturer, CyberPower Inc... It clocks around 1.4 ghz... The computer has a CD-R/RW, a Toshiba DVD-ROM, a 1.44 floppy drive, a Creative Labs SoundBlaster Live 5.1, GeForce 64 meg video adaptor, a 56k modem, a Turbolink switching power supply (375atx) and extra cooling fans. The original drive is an IBM Des... Read more

A:Fresh drive, fresh Windows 98 install, same old lockups!

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I've checked a lot of forums and haven't found a solution to the problem so far. I see similar issues to mine, but no fix just yet.

*I have a 2011 Asus ROG with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
*It has a 500 gb HD and 2 SATA drives.
*Nvidia GeForce GTX 560M

(I would post more about the specs, but I can't get to them at the moment. I would like to download the DM log collector, but I don't see how I can at this point. I will edit this post once I'm able to.)

While my laptop was compatible with Windows 10, it performed poorly after the update. Programs became laggy and some programs didn't open at all. Steam took a while to load, and some games no longer worked. Browsing was slow and the laptop was suddenly 'noisy'. I decided to revert back to Windows 7 while it was still being offered (I had 30 days, but I didn't need that long to decide).

I got the BSOD with the 0x0000007E error.
I tried rebooting to safe mode, but the cursor is frozen in the center. I can, however, use both cursor and keyboard when I do Startup Repair. It gives me a Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline. It won't let me restore. I can't find any restore points (even though I did a backup). I do have another back up on an external hard drive. I went into BIOS and changed the boot priority so it boots from the external HD. When it did, I saw a repair Windows 7 (or something similar), and it brought me back to startup repair.

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I had to format and reinstall Windows 7 a few days ago. Now I can not get it to install SP1. I have gone through countless threads and how to's... nothing is working. I tried the Windows Fix It feature in the Windows Update program. I downloaded the Windows Update repair program. I tried disabling my antivirus, which is AVG free 2013. I also tried going to the MS download center to get the manual update file, but the page is just all gray. (see image) I don't know where to go from here.

A:Windows 7 SP1 failed to install...reverting

error code is 80070490
I tried uploading the CBS folder, but it wont let me

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I have been having a problem installing Internet Explorer 11 on Win 7 64bit, the problem started a few days ago when it tried to automatically install as part of the Windows Update, the machine rebooted then got to stage 3 of 3 in the windows update then failed with a message that said reverting changes, it then took me to the login screen I popped in my password to login to the desktop and the desktop would not load instead I was faced with a Black screen, I left the computer for about an hour and nothing had changed, I managed to get back into the computer by going into the System repair and using system restore.
 
My Security is Norton IS 2014 and Trusteer Rapport, the computer is a HP G5200uk running Windows 7 64bit
 
Since then I have tried the following
 
Ran Chkdsk
Ran SFC / Scannow - Found and fixed errors
Ran System Update Readiness
Reset Windows Update Components (using Tweaking.com all in one repair)
Downloaded IE11 manually and installed  - Same Problem
Clean Boot - Same Problem
 
Since then I have managed to install other updates fine a hotfix was installed yesterday and also installed Office 2010 Service pack 2 today which again was fine there just seems to be a problem with IE11
 
I have uploaded the IE11_Main.log and also the CBS.log which was too large to attach to the post so have uploaded it to dropbox (link below)
 
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/j05y873tlustd34/RpNEj39Xel
 
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A:Cant install IE11 - Windows Update Reverting Changes

If you go to the Control Panel and click on Uninstall a program it will open with the option View install updates.  Click on this and see if IE11 is listed there with the date that you last installed it.  Also check to see if there is more than one installation of IE11.

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Got my computer a while ago and Never(stupid I now know) created a back up or recovery disc. by the time I did that my computer crashed hard. I believe I may have had a MBR ( thinking that now). after I got my computer back and running the first Time ,I then did a complete back -up and recovery discs, but now I believe all those are corrupted because the last 2 times I keep having the same problems. So in digging around and with better AV programs have found and destroyed the MBR (I hope). So I do not want to reuse those discs. I have gone to the computers manufacturers website and got all of the drivers and such, but I cannot find or get a fresh version of Windows 7 64-bit, I had upgraded to Ultimate from Home Premium. So How can I fix this without having to re-purchase Windows 7? Any help is much appreciated!!

A:how to do a fresh reboot of windows 7 without having any back-ups...

Hello Scorpion, and welcome to Sevenforums!

You can usually buy repair disks from the computer manufacturer from where you've bought the computer. Call them and ask them

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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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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 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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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 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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