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jh2222

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Hi

I am currently looking to wipe clean an old laptop of mine, specifically an Acer aspire. When I purchased the laptop its operating system was Windows Vista. I later decided to purchase the update from vista to windows 7. My question is, can I wipe my computer and restore it to its former glory without removing the updated Operating System? and if so how?

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me.
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Simply put NO. If you do a factory restore it should restore back to Vista. Can I ask why you are thinking about doing a factory restore? That usually is the last resort if you have tried other methods of correcting a issue. What issue specifically are you having ?
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ah dam!
no issue, just wanted to sell the laptop so I wanted to ensure It was wiped clean of any of my files and documents and stuff.

thank you for your help :)
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Oh then you should have no problems at all. :thumbsup:
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Go ahead and restore it to Vista to sell it. That should leave you free to reuse the Windows 7 upgrade you bought for use at another time.
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