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Reverting back to XP via windows.old.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by PlayJade, Jul 26, 2009.

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  1. PlayJade

    PlayJade Thread Starter

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    Alright, I'm using this Microsoft article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971760/

    I have the windows.old folder on my HD, everything intact, but when I type and of the commands, it tells me it cannot find the file specified. I know they're there. ;_;

    I'm going to cry.
     
  2. fairnooks

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    Step 3 says that if you receive that message to move on to step 4 as follows:

    Step 4: Copy the contents or move the contents of the Windows.old folder
    Note When you type one or more of the commands at the command prompt in the following steps and press ENTER, you may receive the following message:
    The system cannot find the file specified.
    If you receive this message, go to the next step in this section, and then type the command in that next step.

    Type the following commands at the command prompt:
    Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
    move /y c:\windows.old\windows c:\
    Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
    move /y "c:\windows.old\program files" c:\
    Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
    move /y c:\windows.old\users c:\
    Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
    move /y “c:\windows.old\documents and settings” c:\


    And, it looks like if you get that same message again, you're supposed to move on to step 5. Its confusing for sure but it looks like you have to figure out exactly where the .old file is supposed to be and get it there if needed. Without seeing or knowing more that's my best guess.
     
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