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Going back to Vista

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by tigger265, Jan 26, 2011.

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  1. tigger265

    tigger265 Thread Starter

    Jan 26, 2011
    Please can anyone tell me how you can get back to vista from windows 7. I have tried formatting and re-installing but whilst formatting an error comes up to say the partition is not allowed to be cleared.
    I have tried rebotting with the vista operating system disc but it won't run properly.
  2. Gouthaman


    Jan 26, 2011
  3. bigk


    Jul 19, 2005
    Are you on a manufactured laptop? Manufactures like to put partitions on their hard drives so you can recover the laptop to factory settings like when you first bought it with your recovery disc(s).

    If that's the case do not delete that partition!

    It should be as simple as putting in the Vista disc and reformatting the drive. (Use the one that came with the computer.) I have no idea why you want to go back to vista since Win 7 is basically Vista polished.

    Why are you wanting to go back to Vista?

    And if you do decide the format the drive and wipe every thing out, make sure you do a back up of all your files you want to keep.
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