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How to uninstall Windows 7

Post by zhengs on Wed 17 Mar 2010, 12:47 pm

I want to uninstalled Windows 7 and go back to the OS that I use to have, but how should I do that?

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Re: How to uninstall Windows 7

Post by DragonMaster Jay on Fri 19 Mar 2010, 5:43 am

Not sure why you would do that.

I would recommend a dual-boot, if you want to be able to use Vista: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/5166-dual-boot-installation-windows-7-vista.html

Otherwise, you will have to back up your important data, format the partition Windows 7 sits on, and reinstall Windows Vista.


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Re: How to uninstall Windows 7

Post by zhengs on Fri 19 Mar 2010, 8:34 am

I installed the trial version of Windows 7... And all my programs, software, and other thing are not on the desktop except all the files and stuff is in this folder called Windows.old

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Re: How to uninstall Windows 7

Post by DragonMaster Jay on Fri 19 Mar 2010, 9:20 am

The idea for the Windows 7 RC was to allow people to experiment with it, and highly encouraged them to purchase it.

For those that knew what they were doing, installed the RC in to a VM or as a dual boot.

Here is a good workaround.

  • Create a new partition.
  • Install Vista on that partition.
  • Transfer data from the Windows 7 install partition on to the new Vista partition.
  • Delete the old partition.
  • Expand new Vista partition to incorporate more disk space.

Does this sound like a capable solution?


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Re: How to uninstall Windows 7

Post by zhengs on Fri 19 Mar 2010, 4:00 pm

how do I do these 5 things -

* Create a new partition.
* Install Vista on that partition.
* Transfer data from the Windows 7 install partition on to the new Vista partition.
* Delete the old partition.
* Expand new Vista partition to incorporate more disk space.

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Re: How to uninstall Windows 7

Post by DragonMaster Jay on Sun 21 Mar 2010, 4:05 am

Create new partition in Windows 7: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2674-partition-volume-create-new.html
(remember characteristics of it, such as the size, etc) (Also, make the size of the new one at least 10971520 bytes)

Install Vista using new partition: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Install-more-than-one-operating-system-multiboot (skip the warning, go straight to step 1).

To transfer data from one partition to the other, use a CD/DVD and burn the data on it, or use a flash drive. Log in to the Windows 7 install, transfer the data on to the storage device. Then reboot, and log in to the new Vista install, and transfer the data on to that.

Delete the old partition (Win7) by using Vista and extending it: http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/95418-disk-management-delete-extend.html

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Re: How to uninstall Windows 7

Post by zhengs on Sun 21 Mar 2010, 3:21 pm

what if you didn't have any back up. And I store my old window and stuff onto a cd.

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Re: How to uninstall Windows 7

Post by DragonMaster Jay on Mon 22 Mar 2010, 5:20 am

What do you mean? You don't have a backup drive or cd burner, or you don't have to back up anything?


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Re: How to uninstall Windows 7

Post by zhengs on Mon 22 Mar 2010, 8:18 am

If the trial Windows 7 runs out, would it take me back to windows vista? Andn o I got got a back up driver.

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Re: How to uninstall Windows 7

Post by DragonMaster Jay on Tue 23 Mar 2010, 7:05 am

Not sure. Maybe someone else knows. Let's see if I can find out...


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Re: How to uninstall Windows 7

Post by zhengs on Sun 02 May 2010, 4:02 am

Since I install the new trial version of windows 7 and now windows vista is gone, what can I do?

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Re: How to uninstall Windows 7

Post by DragonMaster Jay on Sun 02 May 2010, 6:09 am

Did you try to upgrade Windows 7 to a full version?


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