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i went back to windows 7 from windows 10. i have not been able to install any windows up dates since then. i would like to return to windows 10

Q: i went back to windows 7 from windows 10. i have not been able to install any windows up dates since then. i would like to return to windows 10

i went back to windows 7 from windows 10. I have not been able to install windows updates since then. I would like to return to windows 10

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Preferred Solution: i went back to windows 7 from windows 10. i have not been able to install any windows up dates since then. i would like to return to windows 10

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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   Evidently while trying to take advantage of the Windows 10 Upgrade, somehow some damage was done to a file(s) from my old  Windows 8.1 OS pertaining to a missing, or damaged, file....  \windows\system32\boot\winload.exe  ...  which
in turn rewflects an Error code:  0xc0000001...
  At any rate, as a result, I am not able to boot up without an installation disc, nor perform the requested "Restart" to continue with the Windows 8.1 reinstallation because of this Error, and missing file(s), and am at my wits end...
  Please does anyone have any idea what my best course of action might be at this point, as I have seeminglly tried everything that I could think of for the better part of two weeks now.
  Last night a gal that lives a few doors down checked in on me, because she hadn't seen me for those two weeks and was just pretty concerned about whether I was allright or not, and she suggested that I take the laptop to an outside Technician, but
unfortunately, I am a disabled  U.S. Veteran, and I just don't have alot of money to work with.
  If someone could please help me with this litlle bit of a predicament, I would surely appreciate it more than you could ever know.
  Thank you....  And I Wish you Happy Holidays!
     -Otto Pedersen

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Hi,

I have a Dell Inspiron netbook which initially had Windows 7 Starter. Since I get free operating systems from my school, I decided to try Windows 8 on it. It's been fun, but I want Windows 7 back now. But, whenever I try to boot from the flash drive with the version of Windows 7 that I want to clean install on my netbook, I get a blue screen that says,

"A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check to be sure you have adequate disk space. If a driver is identified in the Stop message, disable the driver or check with the manufacturer for driver updates. Try changing video adapters.

Check with your hardware vendor for an BIOS updates. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.

Technical information:

*** STOP: 0x0000007E (0xFFFFFFFFC0000420, 0xFFFFF880012427BE, 0xFFFFF88002DCC4C8, 0xFFFFF88002DCBBF0)

*** ACPI.sys - Address FFFFF880012427BE base at FFFFF8800121D000, DateStamp 4ce7745a"

A:Trying to clean install back to Windows 7 from Windows 8

Hello Edac mate yo might just get lucky if you can doa factory default if the 8 hasn't destroyd the Dell partition.

From memory it is DEL or F8 this ref say the latter. But anyhow just power off and leave for a few seconds then power on and tap the appropriate key and follow the prompts. Like I sadi I hope the 8 install didn't wreck that partition.
DELL Inspiron - Restore to factory default settings

OOPs missed this too USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

If it did then you will need to make a USB stick ISO and boot from it and use the activation code on the sticker wherever that is located usually a 5 x5 alpha / numeric code.

the tutorial to follow is Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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I am trying to get Windows 7 back on to my computer - Compaq Presario 5226UK.

I downloaded Windows 10 and created an ISO to install it. This was my mistake.

The situation is this - I should have done the download and install through Windows 7 and the process would have dealt with the transfer to Windows 10 an its' activation. Now I have Windows 10 that will not activate because I did not use the installer method and I can no longer get Windows 7 back.

The Windows.old file was created, but in the recovery section of Windows 10 there is no option to "Go Back to Windows 7".

I have put the HP Windows 7 Repair Disc in and tried to boot from it, but there is no option that would allow e to restore Windows 7.

Also, I have tried to get the Windows 7 ISO from Microsoft, but they tell me to contact HP when I put in the product key. There are no downloads I can find on HP.

So is there anyway to get Windows 7 back, where I can go through the proper method to install Windows 10?

Can anyone offer some advice, please.

Thanks.

PS I have discovered a Factory Image that contains to files - Program Data and Recovery. Program Date contains an .etl file, and Recovery has a log file called Reload.xml.

A:Messed up Windows 10 install now cannot get Windows 7 back.

You can always get Windows 7 back, IF you back up the OS regularly.
I use an external disk to back up my OS weekly. I use Clonzilla-live to do this.

First I would use MiniTool partition wizard to format the hard drive.
Then take your Windows OS disk and load Windows again.
If you don't have this disk then that's what the backups are for.
Works for me. Good luck

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I am trying to get Windows 7 back on to my computer - Compaq Presario 5226UK.

I downloaded Windows 10 and created an ISO to install it. This was my mistake.

The situation is this - I should have done the download and install through Windows 7 and the process would have dealt with the transfer to Windows 10 an its' activation. Now I have Windows 10 that will not activate because I did not use the installer method and I can no longer get Windows 7 back.

The Windows.old file was created, but in the recovery section of Windows 10 there is no option to "Go Back to Windows 7".

I have put the HP Windows 7 Repair Disc in and tried to boot from it, but there is no option that would allow e to restore Windows 7.

Also, I have tried to get the Windows 7 ISO from Microsoft, but they tell me to contact HP when I put in the product key. There are no downloads I can find on HP.

So is there anyway to get Windows 7 back, where I can go through the proper method to install Windows 10?

Can anyone offer some advice, please.

Thanks.

PS I have discovered a Factory Image that contains to files - Program Data and Recovery. Program Date contains an .etl file, and Recovery has a log file called Reload.xml.

A:Messed up Windows 10 install now cannot get Windows 7 back.

You can always get Windows 7 back, IF you back up the OS regularly.
I use an external disk to back up my OS weekly. I use Clonzilla-live to do this.

First I would use MiniTool partition wizard to format the hard drive.
Then take your Windows OS disk and load Windows again.
If you don't have this disk then that's what the backups are for.
Works for me. Good luck

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I'm running 64-bit Vista Ultimate with 2 raids across 3 wd velociraptors in an Intel Matrix with a 4th standalone bootable drive. This 4th drive was recently re-introduced to my setup.

I had forgotten that this 4th bootable drive was built with my BIOS set to RAID, not IDE. So when I tried to boot off it with my BIOS set to IDE I got BSODed on bootup. Of course repairs did nothing, and still not realizing the problem, I re-installed a new instance of Vista, preserving the old instance in c:/windows.old.

Now I want this drive to again function as a standalone next to my RAID drives, but the new instance of VISTA built while set to IDE of course won't with the BIOS set to RAID.

Is it possible to get my original RAID instance of windows functioning again so that I don't have to put a 3rd instance on? I'm trying to avoid wiping out this drive.

Thanks,
Haplo

A:Return to previous windows install

Perhaps a better way to explain:

If I install Vista on a standalone drive with the bios set to IDE it won't boot when the bios is set to RAID (ICH9R, Intel Storage Matrix). Likewise, if I install Vista on a standalone drive while the bios is set to RAID it won't boot while the bios is set to IDE. Changing the bios back to the appropriate setting allows the drive to boot fine in both cases.

I have such a standalone drive that had Vista originally installed with the bios set to RAID. Then it mistakenly had a 2nd instance installed with the bios set to IDE, which is the current instance of windows.

I want the drive to functional as a bootable standalone next to other drives that are in a RAID. How can I revert my drive back to the C:\windows.old instance so that I don't have to install a 3rd instance with the bios again set to RAID? Or is it possible to rebuild the current instance so that it can function through the onboard ICH9R raid controller?

mobo is ASUS maximus extreme.

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Finally installed Windows 10 today, initially like the look of it with one problem so far,a couple of months ago I was having an issue with the display freezing and then recovering even under reasonably light usage, here's the link:-

http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/1150346-display-driver-has-stopped-responding.html

The solution at the time was to uninstall the latest drivers,(at that time 353.06) and go back to using a slightly older version 347.88

With the installation of Windows along with the 353.62 driver that comes with it, the problem has started up again, but there is no way of using the 347.88 driver, any suggestions?

Thanks in advance RG

Video Card,is NVIDIA GeForce GT 620
 

A:Solved: Return of an old problem after Windows 10 install

why can't you go back to the previous drivers like you did before?
 

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I was able to map this onedrive account https://d.docs.live.net/9E131EC8A0Axxxxx to Windows Explorer, but I wasn't able to map this onedrive https://d.docs.live.net/40a012e4544xxxxx.

I kept getting error code: 0x80070043 and the log file shows "System error 53 has occurred. The network path was not found.". Then I make sure all securities setting like app password, two-way verification are disabled on https://d.docs.live.net/40a012e4544xxxxx.
But still no luck.
Please kindly help me to resolve this issue.

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Hi guys.
After win8 -> win10 update I noticed that alt tab previews sometimes have different size, especially when there are few opened apps they become extremely huge which makes it hard to orientate between them quickly and I spent some time to glance the app I need. Alt tab on win 8 was perfect for me, previews were of fixed size, icons were bigger it was easy to choose the app I need.
Now in windows 10 I see those preview depend not only on number of opened apps, but of screen resolution too. For example, when I use monitor with laptop 1680x1050 or 1920x1080 the preview are really huge but when I use laptop screen which is 1366x768 the previews are quite ok. Previously i used AltTabTuner app but now it doesn't make any affect on alt tab preview.

So my question is: can I configure windows to use previews of fixed size when I press alt-tab?

I'm posting a few screenshots so you may better understand what I'm talking about

the third screen is closest to what I'd be glad to achieve.

A:windows 10 / return alt tab previews of fixed size (windows 8 style)

Hi @quadroval, welcome to tenforums.com!

I think it's the 'nature of the beast'! There's probably a way to accomplish what you want but I wouldn't know where to start.

For a different twist, you could use the old XP style switcher by pressing and holding right Alt, press and release left Alt then Tab to switch; they're a fixed size!

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I have an ACER laptop that had windows installed on ti when I got it.  I tried to upgrade from the windows 10 link while it was free.  The install would get to the final stages and then could not continue so it would try to revert back to windows
7.  the computer would run all night and never get back to windows 7. I had to re install from my restore discs.  I put an early version of windows 8  on and now it wants to upgrade to windows8.1 but doesn't complete, so I am running the early
win 8. but would like to try windows 10 again but no longer have the free win 10 link available.  What can I do now?

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Hello.
I have an HP laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 on an HP Pavilion dm4-Notebook PC.
It has 6.00 GB of installed memory and a 64 bit operating system. Windows is activated and I have Product ID.

I download Windows 10 but could not deal with it and rolled back to Windows 7. Now my Windows Live Mail 2011 does not work correctly. I keep getting a message "Recovering Windows Live Mail database. I get part of my mail and part of it can no longer be opened or deleted. I have figured out that when I rolled back to Windows 7 a second database was created into which mail is also going. How to I rectify this issue?

I am not very technically inclined, so I need very specific instructions on how to fix this. Is there anyone out there who will help me. I have been laid off from work and have no funds to take this into a shop to be repaired, and I am frantic!

Thank you,

Tiny Trish

A:Rolled Back Windows 10 to Windows 7 - Now big Windows Live Mail issues

If the accounts are IMAP you can recreate them in the mail client and it will download all the mail afresh from the remote server. But if they are POP you have to work with the local database. Even if they are IMAP I would make a backup of the existing database.

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Im Lost now.. I've read many threads similar to my problem, or exactly like my problem. Ive tried it all, and done at least 12 Different installs. heres the info:

Bought it brand new, was unaware of making the restoration disks until it was too late.
I had a virus, so I did "clean all" in diskpart, at the cmd prompt. So i can start fresh. I have a retail version of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, which was the original OS. went through the installation process fine, until the reboot where its supposed to go through the second step of the installation. on reboot i get a "bcd\boot" error. Ive tried repairing the MBR, the Boot record, ive tried using align=1024, ive tried using paragon, and acronis to fix the boot record. Ive tried using boot managers. Ive tried installing windows vista, ive tried windows 7 ultimate 64 and 32 bit versions.. the only OS i can get to install is XP.. Im at a loss, ive tried EVERY single thing all the threads here suggested doing..

Is there a way to wipe all the TOSHIBA stuff from the bios, so the computer thinks its a generic comp? im guessing toshiba ID #s not matching the retail version of windows arent matching??

I dont know what im missing, ive done it all. minus calling toshiba to have them fix it. i dont want to take that step. Ive run diagnostics on all my hardware, nothing is damaged.

Lost,
Ralph.

A:Toshiba Laptop, All Windows I Install return boot\bcd error

of course of done : Startup Repair

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It?s the Windows 10 Disaster on Steam as Gamers Return to Windows 7

Microsoft started the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update rollout on October 17, but this didn?t impress Steam gamers who have apparently returned to Windows 7 en-masse the last month.

Valve?s latest statistics show that Windows 10 64-bit lost no less than 17.14 percent of its share on the gaming platform, which is pretty much the biggest drop an operating system has ever experienced on Steam. At the same time, Windows 7 64-bit recorded an impressive growth of no less than 22.59 percent, re-becoming the top desktop operating system for gaming with 63.60 percent.

Windows 8.1 is third with 3.09 percent, far away from Windows 10?s 28.23 percent current Steam share, while the 32-bit version of Microsoft?s latest operating system is far behind with 0.37 percent.
For what it?s worth, macOS still doesn?t represent a threat to Windows, as Apple?s operating system is only powering 1.60 percent of the systems used for playing games on Steam. The same thing applies to Linux, as the open-source platform is running on 0.35 percent of the gaming machines.

Chinese users suddenly fell in love with gaming
So what has caused the major drop of Windows 10 on Steam? While there could be many reasons for this sudden decline, including inaccurate data from Valve, it turns out that another substantial share change was experienced in the case of languages being used to play games on Steam.

Last month, English lost ... Read more

A:It’s the Windows 10 Disaster on Steam as Gamers Return to Windows 7

Interesting read thanks for sharing!
 

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Hello,
On Windows Embedded Standard PosReady 7 64 bits, I try to find in the registry the values for :

 # install OS Date
 # install Updates Dates
 # Boot OS Date
Can you help me ?

Do I need to search at WMIC level ?

Regards,

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Has anyone explored the use of System Restore to return to Windows 8 after the upgrade to Windows 8.1 Preview?

SR

A:Return to Windows 8 from Windows 8.1 with System Restore

Originally Posted by seattlerust


Has anyone explored the use of System Restore to return to Windows 8 after the upgrade to Windows 8.1 Preview?

SR



Not possible, you need to use a system backup.

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Windows Vista x86 and Windows 7 x86 users in Catch 22 situation trying to restore systems!
During Factory Restore of Vista x86, upgrade of Vista x86 to Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1, or install of Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1 and validating install online, Windows Update fails after mandated update.
Unable to manually download requisite updates due to "Browser our of date" error from Microsoft Support website!
Downloads only available from Support.Microsoft.com website

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How to install Windows 10 on a Dell OptiPlex 3040 MT coming with Windows 7 Pro x64 installed (and which includes a Windows 10 Pro license)?
The system comes with a DVD labeled Windows 10 Pro x64 reading "use to reinstall the operating system on a system with OS installed"

A:(Redirected) Dell OptiPlex 3040 MT Windows 7 Pro (include Windows 10 Pro license) - How to install Windows 10?

Best to post this in the Windows 10 forum here:http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/4997Bev.

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Hi there. To start i have a sony vaio vgn nr180e that came installed with windows vista. The system crashed and i was unaware of windows vista system restore so i tried installing a windows 7 wasnt able too becausr it kept freezing. So after several failed attempts i let a buddy put his input in and he installed windows 98. I have fiber op and cant seem to find away to get on the internet and the wifi built in the computer doesnt work since i installed 98. I have an xp and windows 7 disc dont have original vista disc. It said windows 7 is to new to uprade from 98 and the xp disc is working but during installation after the first restart it wont go any further and blue screen and msg comes up saying boot disc or hard disc error restart. When i restart i am still able to acess 98. What i need help with is there anyway saved on the computer to install windows vista again or is there any advice or help i could get with installing windows xp. Any help would be greatly appreciated im not that computer knowledgable better at carpentry skills lol.
Thanks
Jeff

A:installed windows 98 from windows vista.. can i go back to vista or install xp

Is the COA sticker on the case of the machine readable? - can you see the whole of the Product Key? (DO NOT post it!)

If so, you can clean install Vista using downloaded files, after creating your own boot disk.
First task is to download and create the disk
You'll need to download the appropriate files from this list -
http://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft/57-windows-vista-direct-download-links
You'll want the Vista SP1 Ultimate disk (either x86 or x64 depending on your machine) in the appropriate language.
the Ultimate download for Vista will install all the usual editions of Vista - dependent only on the Key use, so make absolutely sure that when it comes to installing, you use your proper COA Key from the sticker.

Follow the instructions for creating the ISO and DVD from the files.

Once created, it's a fairly simple matter to boot from teh DVD, and then install Vista.

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hi i have been having trouble with my all in one PC ever since i upgraded to win.10. i have tried to restore to win.7 that i had but it doesn t let me. now when i go on it takes about hr to come on then it just shows whats language i would like it to be but i can not press or do anything. so i looked up on google what to do and to ge into safe mode said to press F4 on startup. so did that and then said F2 to continue but that just had it tring to start again just goes around in circles. so i shut down pressed F4 again but the time then pressed F10 and now i am in the BIOS at least thats what i think it is and i don t know what to do. can someone please help me i want to get my computer back to windows 7 i even tried with the cd but gets so far and stops. Help plzzzzz
http://images.digitalcitizen.life/s...les/img/win10_safe_mode/win10_safemode_15.png
i am stuck on choose your keyboard layout can use mouse or keyboard don't know what to do plzzzzzzzzzzzz help
 

A:return to windows 7 from windows 10 won't restore

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Hi, I've upgrated my HP Notebook from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro. How can I return to Windows 10 Home?Thanks.Federico

A:Return from Windows 10 Pro to Windows 10 Home

why would you want to? But I believe if you have a Key Code for Home you can go the activation panel in settings/update and security and simply choose to apply a different product key. 

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How to install Windows 10 on a Dell OptiPlex 3040 MT with Windows 7 Pro preinstalled (includes Windows 10 Pro) ?
The system comes with a DVD labeled Windows 10 Pro x64 and reading "to be used on a system with an OS installed and to be used only to reinstall the operating system".

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I have a Lenovo Y410P, I want to downgrade from Windows 8 and I whipped my hard drive. I also set all of the correct setting such as:Converting HDD from GBT to MBR
Deleting Volumes
Formatting HDD
Setting Legacy Boot
Changing Boot Priorites
Removing Secure Boot
Making OS setting for other OS
I have looked up my issue and followed various guides

Link to my laptop: Amazon.com : Lenovo IdeaPad Y410p 59399853 Laptop Computer (2.40GHz 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4700MQ processor, 8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM, 1TB 5400 RPM 24GB SSD, Windows 8.1 64-bit) : Computers & Accessories

Link to guides I have followed:https://social.technet.microsoft.com...g-installation
Windows 7 stalls at

I am using a disc of Windows 7 x64 Bit.

Anything else I should add let me know? This is my first post.

A:Windows 8 Downgrade to Windows 7 Lenovo Y410p. Windows install stuck.

What does "whipped hard drive" mean ?

Why are you following guides about an installation error - have you had that happen?

Not sure what the question is.

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I'm clean installing Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit on some Dell Vostro 3560 laptops, after installing the drivers I run Windows Update, it detects 200+ critical updates, downloads them and nearly installs them all before I get "Failure To Install
Windows Updates - Rolling Back Windows Updates" and they roll back.
It's been two years or so since I've clean installed Windows 7, is there some prerequisite that's required now that I'm missing?

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Hello,I'm facing some little problems that a clean install would definately solve them, but I'm afraid that if I install onekey recovery afterwords, it won't be or can't be 100% integrated with the system. There's this novo key on the side that it brings onekey recovery if i shut my laptop and then press it, would it work later after a clean install of windows OS and reinstalling onekey recovery?Is there anything that is really useful by Lenovo that I'm going to miss out on, if i do a clean install? Is there any risks at all?Thank U guys

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Hi.
 
If I upgrade to windows 10 and don't like it can I reinstall my old version of windows or is there some kind of copyright thing that means once I install 10 I'm stuck with it?

A:Can I go back if I install Windows 10

Hi Zone out Once you upgrade to Windows 10, you have up to 30 days to rollback to the version of Windows you upgraded from. So yes, it's possible. You must however keep the windows.old folder that will be on your C: drive, otherwise it won't work.http://www.howtogeek.com/220723/how-to-uninstall-windows-10-and-downgrade-to-windows-7-or-8.1/

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I've recently wanted to change back to XP. However, anytime i pop in my XP disk and boot it from the bios, it blue screens me. It gets as far when its loading drivers and sort to the point it says in the grey bar, "Setup is loading Windows", and some how it bluescreens me (doesnt let me get to the option of formatting the drive), but the error is...odd. It says its pointing as the main directory as the F drive, not the C drive.

Help please, i really hope this harddrive isnt trashed for whatever reason.

A:Cannot install Windows XP back onto a Win7 CPU

Would be more likely that your XP install CD is trashed. Make sure you go into bios and disable all boot devices but your cd/dvd drive. Do you only have one hard drive in the system? If not unplug all other drives but the one you want to install on.

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I have had the same laptop for about 2 1/2 years now. I have never performed a back-up (of any kind) or a clean install. I would like to do both of those this week.

I haven't ever performed either of these tasks, and therefore, I need some instructions. I searched the forum for a thread, but didn't see anything. Any help/links anyone can provide would be appreciated.

Lastly, my My Documents file is over 18 GB. Should I just invest in an external HD?

Thanks!

KCC
 

A:Windows XP Pro Back-Up and Clean Install

An external drive is a good idea . . but I would also burn important files to CD orDVD to be sure you do not loose any data . . it is always a good idea to have the data backed up at least twice

Reinstalling XP is a pretty big undertaking . . unlike previous operating systems, it does not need to be done every couple of years to help performance.

If you want to do it, enter BIOS ( Setup ) and set the first boot device as CD/ROM. Put your XP Disc in the drive and disconnect all external peripherals except the monitor, keyboard and mouse, and be sure those are not USB, or wireless. Any internal USB card should also be removed.

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

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

If you do not get that message, and you have another optical drive, try the XP CD in the other drive.

This is a site that walks you thru a simulated XP installation:
http://www.echoproject.net/en/software/catalog.html

These are good guides to reinstalling ... Read more

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Please help me !!!

Yesterday I installed Suse Linux 10 and Grub on MBR. Everything went ok. I rebooted the system, selected Windows, Windows runs, but at the end, it shows a light blue screen saying this message:

autochk program not found - skipping AUTOCHECK

then he reboots itself.

I put the Windows XP CD, gone to the Recovery section and discovered that the file autochk.exe exists in foulder Windows\system32. I can't understand why he can't read it anymore.

Meanwhile, with comand map I saw the partitions table and there was no C:\ anymore. Why did GRUB do this ???

Please help me. Otherwise I will lose everything
 

A:Can't go back to Windows XP after Linux install !!!

tried System Restore?
 

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So after I have prepared the notebook for a user, I normally take a 'windows' image, (backup) before I SOPHOS encrypt. (as I have had this happen before). Since Windows did not load up on this notebook, I have applied the image twice after the notebook fails
to load windows, the third time,  I completely reformatted the drive (erased) and applied the image again. The notebook was working just fine before I applied SOPHOS and run fine before I apply SOPHOS.


Any ideas??

Christopher Espinoza MCDST(XP), MCITP(Win7)

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Hello everyone, I've been stuck on trying to upgrade to Windows 10. I am currently using a OEM Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, HP Pavilion dv6 laptop.

Problem started when I notified Microsoft that I wanted to upgrade to Windows 10. I upgraded with my wife's laptop first. She also has the same laptop, but its a newer version. Windows 10 installed fine, so I decided to do mine. So I repeated the steps I did when I upgraded my wife's laptop. I clicked on the Windows icon in my task bar. It told me Windows upgrade was ready, so I clicked on continue. I let the update take its course. After 8 hours of seeing the words "working on it" I decided to exit out of the program, thinking something is wrong. I restarted my laptop and clicked on the Windows icon again. This time I did this before I went to bed. When I woke up it still had the words "working on it." So I did some research and I came across a thread that stated to use Windows update. I ran the Windows update and to my surprise Windows 10 was there (it was the only update). I clicked on update and it started to download, so I figured life was good. Windows 10 downloaded and installed. It went through the three phases (Baking up files, installing software and drivers, and then validation)<--if those are not the exact three phases I forgot, but there are three phases-->as soon as the third phase finished it states that something goes wrong and reverts back to Windows 7 Home Premium. So I commence my r... Read more

A:Windows 10 upgrade reverts back to Windows 7 Home Premium (previous OS

Did you begin this extravaganza with Windows 7 Home Premium?

Or Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1?

What's an "SUR"?

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Help!!!
 
I have a desktop that last night I clicked on superantispyware to run and do a check and woke up this morning to monitor flashing. The flashing was the "windows did not start properly" I picked safe mode. Safe mode tried to start then flash of blue screen of death then back to "windows did not start properly" again, tried picking everything I could in that screen and it is just stuck in a loop. 
 
Now what are my options? I have a window xp service pack 2 installation disk.

A:Windows xp trying to restart then flash of blue screen then back to windows boot

okay did a little research. I placed the xp installation disk in the cd drive and restarted the system and it did not boot up the disk. Restarted again and changed the boot start to cd rom and windows set-up screen came up. Hit the space bar to continue and the following happened.
 
Bluescreen came up ACPI.SYS corrupted.
 
Retried and then got the message ACPI.SYS corrupted in the xp window set up.
 
So I'll just wait to hear from one of you on this. 

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After converting back to Windows 7 Pro, my Norton security provided by my Comcast account, thinks I am running Windows 10 and will only let me try to load a version for Windows 10.

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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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This one has me really stumped!

I installed free Windows 10 yesterday and, after using it for a while, decided that I don't like it so I rolled back to Windows 7 by re-imaging to an image I saved just before installing W10. I immediately noticed that Windows Update would no longer work. After a lot of searching, I found that Background Intelligent Transfer Service was missing. It was not in my services. I tried everything I could find in various forums with no luck. Windows Update worked right up until the I installed W10.

I finally found a MS article on how to put BITS back and it worked. I then checked it's dependencies and made sure they were there and working but Windows Update still wouldn't work.

I then re-imaged back to an image 5 weeks old and BITS doesn't show up there either even though it definitely worked back then. That was a mystery since my PC should have been re-imaged to exactly how it looked back in June.

Thinking I might have a bad sector on my drive, I ran Disk Check with the option chosen to repair anything it finds that is wrong. I also ran sfc /scannow. No luck.

I'm at loss to explain this let alone fix it. I found lots of threads where other people lost BITS but not when they had just installed W10 and then rolled back to W7. Nothing I found has worked and I'm at my wits end at this point.

This all started with the W10 install but I don't know how my old images could be affected.

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A:Lost Windows Update after installing Windows 10 and then rolling back to W7

REupdate to 10, then update 10 (there's a new one this week). Now try reverting again.

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My problem is that one time(which was today) I was messing around with my Themes and decided to check out the Windows 7 Basic and Classic theme, from that point on I couldn't change back to Windows 7 Aero mode ! I also deleted all the Windows 7 basic,classic and the high contrast themes out of frustration because I am trying to fix this problem for a whole day and nothing helped ! So Please Help Me !

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Hello, I installed windows 10 professional on my laptop but I want to go back to the preinstalled home edition.I used the Recovery System feature but after the process there is still windows 10 professional installed.I tried to fresh install windows 10 home from bootable usb but i can't install windows due the GPT drive.Is there a way to go back to the preinstalled windows 10 home edition from a windows 10 professional?

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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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now my computer will not let me open PDF files. I have tried reloading (and deleting) Adobe reader and my computer is giving me an error "the feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable.

I cant uninstall either. I get the same error.

Any suggestions to fix this?

Thanks for reading and offering help.
 

A:Rolled back windows 10 to Windows 7 and lost my Adobe reader

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It seems that there are already many discussions online for "Windows 8 Automatic Repair Loop," however from reading through many of them I feel my situation may have 3 notable differences: 1. In almost all the discussions I read, it seemed that the error consisted of some kind of automatic loop, where the computer is cycling between various states all by itself, with no input from the user, in an infinite loop. In my case there is no such 'automatic' loop, it's just that selecting "Continue to Windows 8.1" or rebooting brings me back to the Windows Recovery Environment Boot Options Menu. I have been able to do other things such as access the BIOS menu, or access the Command Prompt from within the Troubleshoot > Advanced Options within the Boot Options Menu. 2. I was not trying to do any system recovery / shut off my laptop while it was operating / anything out of the ordinary when this happened. Last night I finished using my laptop, selected "Shut Down" by right-clicking the Windows Start icon in the lower-left of the screen just like I always do. This morning I powered it on as usual, but under the "lenovo" logo it said "Preparing Automatic Repair," and then presented me with the Windows RE Boot Options Menu. Now any time I either reboot or select "Continue to Windows 8.1," I always wind up back at that same Boot Options Menu. 3. Attempting the solutions posted in those discussions has not had any effect. I have read recommendations for doing a S... Read more

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i just bought a new computer with windows 8, is it possible to make a backup of my windows 8 then format and put windows 7 on it until i finish my course and then reinstall windows 8? (because my school books are based on windows 7 and it would just be easier to follow exercises)
thx

A:Make backup windows 8 format to windows 7 and back to win8

If you burn your recovery disk set for windows 8 and you can use that to go back. You should get a prompt to do it when you first set it up. You could also use a Windows 8 DVD to do it, if you have or can borrow one that matches your installed version. It should automatically detect the OEM embedded product key in the BIOS and then do an automatic activation. Burn the recovery disk set before you install Windows 7 because once you do you may not be able to access the hidden recovery partition. If the utility that launches it on boot up is tied to the boot loader on the disk, it may not work when Windows 7 overwrites the boot loader.

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stupidly downloaded windows 10 free download and hate it. Would like to get my HP laptop back running original windows 7 home premium ( I think that is it or that is my desktop Dell computer) either way both desktop and my laptop run windows 7. I tried to uninstall windows 10 thru my control panel programs and features didn't work So then I tried restoring to a previous date and time this did not work either. I read somewhere that you must uninstall windows 10 within a certain time period? which to me seems like garbage! Would anybody be able to instruct me on how get my windows 7 back on my HP laptop please without losing my pictures and all my documents?

A:uninstall windows 10 back to my original windows 7 home premium

Welcome to the forum. Do you have a recovery partition or rescue disk for 7 as it won't role back you will have to do a clean install or recover back to how it came. If you put files you want to keep in Google drive or ms one drive wait for it to sync and when you get 7 back they will appear

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CANT DOWNLOAD PCI SIMPLE COMMUNICATIONS CONTROLLER.SHOWS ERROR 28

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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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