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How to uninstall Win 7 upgrade


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jr70895

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Dell laptop was bought new and running Vista 32 bit in 2008. It was upgraded to Windows 7 using the upgrade disc. I would like to remove Windows 7 and revert back to Vista.

This 1525 Dell laptop does have recovery partition but not sure how to use it. When I click on F8 Repair your Computer etc, the Dell Factory Image Restore is not there.

I really do not want to do a complete restore to factory settings due to the number of updates required to get it back. Just trying to remove the Windows 7 upgrade, if possible.

Thanks
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Ztruker

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Post a snapshot of a fullscreen Disk Management:

To open Disk Management, press Windows key+r, type diskmgmt.msc and press Enter or click GO. Make it full screen.

Vista and Windows 7: How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums (says it's for Vista but also works with Win 7/8).

Use the Browse and Attach This File buttons below the text input area while using the Full editor to upload and insert here.

If the Recovery partition is still there you can make it the Active partition then when you boot, it will get control and start the recovery process. I've done this successfully many times.
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