How can I go back to running Windows Vista after upgrading to Windows 7?

by on April 9, 2013

Q: i installed a knockoff copy of windows 7 on my desktop that was running vista home premium. now it runs like shit. i tried putting my vista restore disk in, but it keeps saying non system disk error.. can anybody help?


2 Responses to “How can I go back to running Windows Vista after upgrading to Windows 7?”
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    Hey no – Unfortunately this is not a simple process. It would require you to backup all of your files to an external source (online, Thumb drive, dvd, or external hard drive). It would then require you to use the Windows Vista installation disc to format your drive and do a fresh re-load of the operating system.

    What kind of recovery disc are you using? What kind of computer is it that you’re trying to restore? It may require you to format the drive prior to trying to reload the computer due to the fact that you are a version ahead of what you’re trying to install.
    Let me know and hopefully I can provide you more direction.

    Fletcha

     
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      i have a separate drive that I keep my files in. I am using the restore disk that came with my desktop. it is an hp pavilion…. very good computer until I loaded it with a knockoff of windows 7. how do I format the hard drive?