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Reverting back to Vista from Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by TK31, May 11, 2009.

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  1. TK31

    TK31 Thread Starter

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    Is a revert back to windows vista from windows 7 WHILE still keeping your files and settings possible?

    I need to do this as i cant dual boot because Vista wont let me shrink my 286GB partition past 9GB.
     
  2. pjhutch

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    Did you install Windows 7 in a dual boot setup or installed Windows 7 over Windows Vista?

    You need to backup your files in C:\Users\<username> and and other settings to an external hard disk or CD/DVD. Then you can reformat the drive and reinstall Vista.

    Usually settings can be transferred from an old OS to a new OS or from the same OS but not backwards from a new OS to an old OS due. In this case I would say no.

    You can back up files such as documents, pictures, email, music and so on but not settings, they will have to be done from scratch
     
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