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Can I revert back to Vista from 7 without losing my files?


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12-Apr-2009, 05:06 PM #1
Can I revert back to Vista from 7 without losing my files?
Windows 7 is starting to show all of its problems and I would really like to go back to Vista but I don't want to lose all of my programs and files.
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12-Apr-2009, 06:24 PM #2
You're going to have to backup all your data and programs .. and reinstall them.

You'd have to do this even if you upgrade to the release candidate version of W7 - That should be available soon.

These are only trial versions and will drop dead sometime.
I would not use W7 for the only copy of my data or programs ... Even if it did work
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13-Apr-2009, 06:19 AM #3
I'll 2nd that thought, N.


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13-Apr-2009, 08:21 AM #4
Yeah, as the others have said, the Windows 7 beta is a one-way install (you can upgrade, but not downgrade)
IIRC, when you're installing Windows 7, it does tell you this. That, or I read it somewhere else
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