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

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?

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

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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 hope someone here can help me.
I just ran a refresh in windows 8 from a custom refresh image created some time ago with recimg.exe.
Everything seemed to install fine with the programs I had installed at the time of creating the custom img so I began moving files from Windows.old to the new OS install. When I restarted the OS for the first time for updates it booted into my previous windows installation, said there was a problem with the refresh and all my files that I had moved from Windows.old are now gone as I had moved them into the new installation.
Windows.old was gone after the reboot and it would be as if I never did the refresh except that I had already started deleting files from windows.old and moving them to the new install. Now it seems I've lost all these files and there is no mention of them in any searches I perform. If anyone can tell me if I can recover these files I would be eternally grateful as I'm freaking out right now having lost so much stuff.
I've since completed another refresh which seems to be booting ok, this time a clean refresh rather than from a defined recimg file.
Also I'm using a SSD, will this cause problems for traditional file recovery programs?

If I'm not being clear or there is any information I can provide please let me know.
Thankyou.

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I have windows xp home edition. Whenever I get online, my computer will not stay on the page I go to. It reverts back to the previous page that I was on. I have ran virus scans, malware scans, reset IE8, cleaned out cookies, registry, etc. Nothing has worked. I cannot use my computer like this because it will not stay on whatever I am doing. When I ran virus scan, it did detect some trojans. There is also this "image" that keeps coming up on my computer screen: it is about 2 inches in diameter, brown in color and cut into 8 pie sections. these sections all have an icon on them. I also did a highjack scan. I am pasting it in here:

Logfile of IObit HijackScan v1.0.2.0
Scan saved at 22:26:4, on 2011-5-6
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\IObit\IObit Security 360\IS360tray.exe
C:\Program Files\PC Tools Security\pctsGui.exe
C:\Program Files\PDF-XChangeSDKEU\PDFSaver.exe
C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 4\PMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 4\ASCService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\arservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
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After I have been online for awhile, on IE, my browser will automatically revert to the previous page I was on, even if I am in the middle of something. I don't know if this is an IE problem, or something to do with my laptop, but it only happens online.

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I have a Gateway NE56R with a x64 bit system. I re-installed Windows 7 but it messed up a lot of my settings so I want to go back to my old installation.

I still have my Windows.old folder, and I'm not very tech savvy...does anyone know the easiest way to go about this?

P.S. I tried following this: How to restore a Windows 7-based computer to a previous Windows installation by using the Windows.old folder but it says "If you are restoring back to a previous Windows 7 installation, you may need to Install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to that installation." and I have no idea what that last part means.

P.P.S I do not have the original Windows 7 installation CD.

A:How to get back to a previous Windows 7 installation?

The service pack 1 is just another update that you probably need not worry about.

You can get a Windows 7 iso from here. With that you can burn an installation DVD. Make sure you get exactly the one that is specified for the key on your COA sticker.

Windows 7 Direct Download Links, Official Disk Images from Digital River

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I found an extended disk clean up in the tutorials of the seven forums which also works on windows 8. I kept the "previous windows installation(s)" box unchecked.
As I kept all files and settings, would checking the box mean they will all get deleted in the clean up??? Or does it clean up something else from win7 which is useless?? I don't have a windows.old folder so if it's just that then it's ok.

Thanks

A:What does "previous windows installation(s)" remove?

Hello Vesh,

It's usually for the Windows.old folder and any left over conflicting files from the OS you upgraded from or after a refresh of the current Windows 8. Sometimes the Windows.old folder is hidden. If the size for Previous Windows installation(s) is in the GBs, then the it may be hidden.

It's safe to check Previous Windows installation(s) to delete all of these files if you do not want them, and would like to free up the HDD space it's using.

Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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i am fed up with this, firstly i installed win 10 , getting same error so i shifted to win 8.1 now again same issue, that is really sad, why you create laptops when you cant upload proper drivers, laptop is useless without drivers and my laptop have 4gg graphics card also but its *** as all game etc use local hd driver instead of my card and i get o performance in running any game.

please help me with drivers i am fed up with this.

A:"the update installer operation is unsuccessful" getting error on each driver installation on my new laptop dell 5558 black one window 8.1 pro 64 bit.

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!

What driver are you trying to install in particular and what hardware IDs do you have?
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/downloading-drivers-checking-hardware-ids-and-downloading-and-installing-dell-system-drivers-in-the-correct-order/checking-hardware-ids-in-the-device-manager/
Also the size of the downloaded driver, in case its an incomplete download. 
Windows Reinstallation Guide and Related Wikies See here for other wikies such as Customising and Using Windows 8.1, Dell Wireless Cards and Unofficial Drivers.
Thanks
Robin

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Hey guys, I upgraded to windows 7 over vista the other day and I just noticed a problem. I have the Intel Turbo Memory Readyboost and it used to work perfectly with Vista, but I just opened the window where you enable/disable it, and it said it was disabled, so i enabled it and it asked me to restart my computer so I did, and when I restarted I went back just to make sure it was enabled and it is still disabled. I tried it again and same thing happened... anyone know why or how to fix it?? Thanks.

-Taylor

A:Intel Turbo Memory keeps reverting back to "Disabled"

It certainly appears to be having a problem. Is there a Win 7 driver?

It sounds like you did an upgrade from Vista, maybe some driver was brought along that is not compatible with Win 7.

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I re installed Windows 7 and it doesn't activate my product key, is it possible to undo this re install and go back previous Windows 7 installation?

A:Go back to previous installation?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by h4mza


I re installed Windows 7 and it doesn't activate my product key, is it possible to undo this re install and go back previous Windows 7 installation?


Hi h4mza and welcome

Are you saying that it wont auto activate online only? You can call Microsoft directly and they will activate it for you with little difficulty.

If you have a backup with the product key entered you may be able to revert back to it. If you have a restore dvd and restore point.

Did you by chance change any hardware between the two installs, and is it an "OEM" product key?
Let us know if we can be of further assistance

Jan

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My internet explorer gives me a "The page cannot be displayed" pages when I hit the back button... It does not do it for every site but it is still very annoying and didnt do that before... anyone know what's up with that?
thanks.
 

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Dear Sirs...

I've spent last 48 hours trying to fight the fate (and I know there's been a lot of discussions around this issues). But whatever I do my windows 7 64x would not proceed and is stuck at Expanding Windows Files Stage.
What I've Done:
- I have a pack of DVDs - both native one (OEM) and one from torrents (written at 16x - oh how stupid was I back then and how naive, 4x and finally 2x and 1x speeds) - in vain
- I also created a bootable flash drive to use instead of DVD - did not make any difference
- I tried testing and removing my RAM, one at a time, changed slots, etc. - nope. Memtest runs like a charm, 3 runs with windows utility (and in-bios utility).
- I tried to disable EVERYTHING in BIOS I could find - including support for legacy USB drives (not when I was trying USB though - it would not find it). Could not find any mentioning of Floppy, or Tech Bridge, Or K9 (which helped some other people).
- I tried to eject-reinsert the DVD drive while installing (as some people reported it helped).
- I even switched SATA cables, swapped SATA cables and switched off everything else except for PS2 Keyboard (even USB mouse was gone), HDD and DVD
- I formatted my HDD and I used both "delete partition" and "format partition" - on the dialogue where you choose where to install windows.
- I booted from Boot Disk Utility to check HDD for bad sectors and format it again.
- Finally I tried some vodoo magic which apparently proved ineffective as... Read more

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Hello,
I'm glad that the Windows 10 drivers for Dell Precision M4800 have been out. Unfortunately when executing different installer files, I've always got "The update installer operation is unsuccessful". Below is an example of the log files.
Any ideas please?
Thank you in advance!

[08/02/15 19:24:29] Update Package Execution Started[08/02/15 19:24:29] Original command line: "D:\Software\drivers\Windows 10\Video_Driver_DC3V0_WN32_15.200.1045_A00.EXE" [08/02/15 19:24:29] DUP Framework EXE Version: 3.3.1.70[08/02/15 19:24:29] DUP Release: DC3V0A00[08/02/15 19:24:29] Intializing framework...[08/02/15 19:24:29] logo.png[08/02/15 19:24:33] User Command: attended[08/02/15 19:24:33] DUP Capabilities Value: 39845887 (0x25FFFFF)[08/02/15 19:24:33] DUP Vendor Software Version: 15.200.1045[08/02/15 19:24:33] Local System/Model Compatible with this Package? Yes[08/02/15 19:24:34] Local System OS Version: 10.0.0.0[08/02/15 19:24:34] OS Compatible with this Package? Yes[08/02/15 19:24:34] Local System OS Language: EN[08/02/15 19:24:34] Language Compatible with this Package? Yes[08/02/15 19:24:34] Extraction-miniunz path: C:\PROGRA~3\dell\drivers\VIDEO_~1.104\miniunz.exe[08/02/15 19:24:34] Extraction-arguments: -x D:\Software\drivers\Windows 10\VIDEO_~1.EXE -o -d C:\PROGRA~3\dell\drivers\VIDEO_~1.104[08/02/15 19:24:34] Extraction-GetExitCode: 1[08/02/15 19:24:34] Identified Behavior : attended[08/02/15 19:24:34] Temporary payload log file name: C:\Pro... Read more

A:"The update installer operation is unsuccessful" - Windows 10 on Precision M4800

I'm having the same issue when trying to install a Video Driver on OptiPlex 9020:

[11/15/15 11:31:43] Update Package Execution Started[11/15/15 11:31:43] Original command line: "J:\Video_Driver_GXPVY_WN32_10.18.14.4170_A16.EXE" [11/15/15 11:31:43] DUP Framework EXE Version: 3.3.0.66[11/15/15 11:31:43] DUP Release: GXPVYA16[11/15/15 11:31:43] Intializing framework...[11/15/15 11:31:43] logo.png[11/15/15 11:31:44] User Command: attended[11/15/15 11:31:44] DUP Capabilities Value: 8388607 (0x7FFFFF)[11/15/15 11:31:44] DUP Vendor Software Version: 10.18.14.4170[11/15/15 11:31:45] System ID: 05A4[11/15/15 11:31:45] System model description: OptiPlex 9020[11/15/15 11:31:45] Match found: 9020 (05A4)[11/15/15 11:31:45] Local System/Model Compatible with this Package? Yes[11/15/15 11:31:45] Local System OS Version: 6.1.1.0[11/15/15 11:31:45] OS Compatible with this Package? Yes[11/15/15 11:31:45] Local System OS Language: EN[11/15/15 11:31:45] Language Compatible with this Package? Yes[11/15/15 11:31:46] Identified Behavior : attended[11/15/15 11:31:46] Temporary payload log file name: C:\ProgramData\dell\drivers\Video_Driver_GXPVY_WN32_10.18.14.4170_A16\DUP8CF9.tmp[11/15/15 11:31:46] Translated Command Line : setup.exe /report "C:\ProgramData\dell\drivers\Video_Driver_GXPVY_WN32_10.18.14.4170_A16\DUP8CF9.tmp"[11/15/15 11:31:46] Path : C:\ProgramData\dell\drivers\Video_Driver_GXPVY_WN32_10.18.14.4170_A16[11/15/15 11:31:46] Identified Behavior : attended[11... Read more

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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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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,

Sorry to bother, could someone please help out?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Runn... Read more

A:Windows Reverting Back

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

A:Reverting back to XP using windows.old.

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

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Hi

I recently installed Windows 10 Enterprise Eval build 10240 (64bit) on my Inspiron 15 (5547, Early 2014) but when I try to install drivers all drivers give me this error: "The update installer operation is unsuccessful".

Without drivers laptop is useless and I am in so much trouble.
So please fix your drivers for Inspiron 15 (5547) and check them on same laptop with same version of windows before uploading on your database.

Thanks
Jamshaid

A:"The update installer operation is unsuccessful" - Windows 10 64bit on Inspiron 15 (5547, Early 2014)

I upgraded my window to Windows 10 pro but error is still exists.

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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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Hello Everyone,

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

Thank you and Good Day!


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A:Reverting Windows 7 Icons Back

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

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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

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Hi 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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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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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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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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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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 Hi.I've upgrade my bios to my lenovo z50-70 now i want to go back to the previous bios. How can i do this? HELP MEEEE.

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Hey,

I just got a new computer at work here no more than 2 1/2 weeks ago. I was working yesterday on some local files, in a particular folder and when i came in today, all my changes were gone. I opened up the folder properties and checked the previous version it automatically creates overnight and all of the changes i had saved yesterday are in the previous version but not in the real time folder, WTF. All the drivers are installed, windows is fully updated, no third party backup software on it.

A:Automatically Reverting to previous versions

Hi Dr Stereo and Welcome to SevenForums.

Since this is a work computer, let me recommend that you consult with your local system administrator.

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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,
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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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 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?

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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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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I have an Asus VivoTab Smart that comes with Windows 8, and before I can do the 8.1 upgrade, I have to install all 112 updates.  This was going just fine until after it rebooted, and now it's been stuck on the "Failure configuring Windows updates,
Reverting changes" screen for about the past 12+ hours.  I restarted it a couple of times by holding down the power button, but it comes right back to the same screen after the Asus splash screen.  Were this a laptop, I know exactly how
to fix it (go to Advanced Recovery Options), but since it's a new tablet that I haven't yet connected its Bluetooth keyboard to, I'm basically stuck.  I can't even boot to a flash drive because that requires a keyboard to get to the boot options.
What can I do?  None of the other forum posts related to this work because I don't have a keyboard attached to it and because the OS isn't loaded (can't get the Charms  bar so I can restart it that way or boot into Safe Mode or anything.)

A:Windows 8 tablet stuck on "Failure configuring Windows updates, reverting changes"

All right, I got it figured out - for Windows tablets, holding the Volume Down button while pressing the Power button will give you the Boot Options menu, so I used my 4-port USB hub (tablet has one micro USB port) and plugged in both a Windows 8 recovery
disk flash drive and a USB keyboard and mouse and did a System Restore from there.  Updates are still taking eons to install, but at least it's working now.

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I know that it's as simple as finding the "Microsoft Internet Explorer 9" update using the "uninstall" feature in the control panel.  I also know that after the uninstall run update to get the MS IE9 "update" and then hide it so it doesn't re-install.  
Microsoft's "How-To" says that it will revert to a previous version of IE!  I don't want IE at all so how do I stop this older version from installing and actually get rid of that one, and ALL IE versions as well?
This suggests that there is an older version lurking on the computer!  Just how many versions are loaded? 
I think it's rude of MS to install an older version without my say-so. 
Thanks!

A:How Do I Uninstall Internet Explorer WITHOUT Reverting to a Previous Version

You cannot eliminate Internet Explorer from Windows, it is integrated and components of it provide some of Windows' functions. The browser executable (iexplore.exe) can be renamed with a non-executable filename extension to prevent it from being accidentally run, but this will also prevent online MS updates.

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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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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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After a Windows update and restart the following problem appeared 
When the Windows 7 64 machine is started it boots correctly then immediately goes to a blue "Configuring Windows" screen followed, after a couple of minutes, by the "Failure Configuring Windows Update Reverting Changes" screen. After
around 3 hours this eventually changes to "Shutting down". This has been left overnight and still says "Shutting down". During start up I don't get to the log-on screen and don't have access to any settings. A shared partition on the machine
is visible from other computers and a SQL database can be accessed during the Reverting Changes stage.
I can restart the machine successfully in Safe Mode and have tried a clean boot. Chkdsk has been run. Microsoft Help says use FixIt but FixIt doesn't run in Safe Mode and I can't access the machine after a normal boot to run it then. Diagnostics doesn't
work in Safe Mode. For the same reasons I can't turn off Windows Update or attempt a reinstall. An attempt to restore to a previous version doesn't work giving an 0x80070005 error code.
Reinstalling the OS from disk seems like overkill and a huge investment in time (bringing back up to date and reinstalling software). Surely there must be a way of bypassing or deleting the failed update or the service that is trying to configure it?
Our small business is reliant on this machine so we are quite desperate for a solution.

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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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So i just got a new MSI Laptop and i downloaded some games from steam and you know that kind of stuff. Then i had to download windows 8.1 (not from disc) and then it started downloading normally and then all of a sudden this "Failure configuring windows features Reverting changes" popped up and then i just waited and waited, i waited for about a few hours then i gave up and decided turning it restarting it but it came back and again and again i could go to the password the sign would just pop back up i tried pressing f8 and f9 as told in some guides but nothing helped so i decided to ask you guys please help

A:"Failure configuring windows features Reverting changes"

Reverting changes takes a long time especially when updates are performed. Be patient and it should return to normal.

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I am in the process of setting up a batch of new laptops. They are Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530 models with Win 7 Pro 64. Once I get the machines joined to the domain and install all the necessary software for daily production (nothing fancy...Office 2010,
Chrome, Cisco VPN, and TightVNC) I allow the machine to install Windows updates. If I simply try to allow all of the updates to install, I get the "Reverting Changes" message upon reboot. However, if I manually check the boxes to install 5 or 10
at a time, all of the updates seem to install correctly. I've read through some similar threads here but have a couple of issues:
1) Most of the threads I've read both here and other sites deal with Vista and/or are at least 3 years old. My machines are right out of the box and have never had Vista installed.
2) Most of the threads suggest doing a system repair or restore using the original Windows 7 CD. Unfortunately, Lenovo is stupid and does not provide a standard OS disc, so I don't have a "stock" Win7 disc to use.
On the same note, I have used the factory restore discs created by Lenovo to restore the systems to the factory defaults and run in to the same problem.
And finally, I just have neither the time nor the inclination to set up every machine twice (the initial setup followed by a restore) or sit beside a machine and babysit Windows Updates by selecting a fraction of the available updates to install in one sitting.
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A:"Reverting Changes" after large batch of Windows Updates

This problem drove me nuts.  The Windows Update database is not corrupt in this case and renaming the SoftwareDistribution folder and starting a new one won't amount to a hill of beans with this problem.   Reading through this thread, I am
amazed at the agony this issue is causing. 
The whole thing is a messed up patch from August 2012 that doesn't behave properly.  It was wrong when it came out and Microsoft apparently never did fix it correctly.  Quality control at the world's biggest software company. 

Here is the workaround.
Of that large batch of patches, first pick out KB2647753.  Put that patch in first.  Restart the computer, let it run through its update process, then do the rest.  Your Windows Updates should work fine after that.  That's it.  That's
the whole cure. 
Our friends at Lenovo are officially less than helpful on this problem, but a nice lady on the support line unofficially pointed me to this workaround last month.  But she would or could not tell me why. The official Lenovo answer is, "that question
is beyond the scope of our support and you need to call Microsoft", which of course goes nowhere fast. 

Do a google search for "KB2647753" and you'll see lots of history about this patch.  It has apparently caused lots of grief for lots of admins over the past several months and for the life of me, I don't understand why Microsoft won... Read more

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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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Hello!
Right so for the past few months I've been having issues with windows updates failing on my home PC--it's gotten to the point where it's become quite a concern.. 44 updates behind, and as a cellphone tech support myself I know what being 'behind' can do
to a device.  SO.. these are the steps I've taken:
Standard Reboot (no good)
Utilizing Microsoft's FixIt software for both Windows Update and BITS, reboot (no good)
System Restore, Reboot (no good)
Clean Boot, uninstalled antivirus/malware and a host of other old applications, Reboot (no good)
Clean Boot, removing all peripherals, reboot (no good)
Manual installation for a handful of the missing updates (no good)
After all my troubleshooting I've come to look over the Event Logs to find that all security updates end with error 0x800F0922, and all other updates fail with error code 0x80246013.  Upon reviewing several support pages here on Microsoft I've just
been drawing a blank.. the security updates aren't allowing me to complete all other updates due to the fact they require the system to be UP TO DATE.  I did find one article that stated I should look into removing VPN clients (which I don't have any
to my knowledge, couldn't find them anyway) and increasing my System Reserved partition (which seems pointless in my opinion).  Just not sure what they're on about.. and I did spend about 3 hours with chat support from Microsoft regarding my issues, however
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