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Rolling Back Operating Systems


I just discovered that by upgrading from vista to windows 7, i created a problem with my hp dv9000 laptop. So now if i want to ever be able to use wireless again i must uninstall windows 7 and go back to vista. Can anyone either provide me a way to roll back the os or to solve the problem without changing os. The problem is odd, i did the same thing to my work laptop and i am still able to use my wireless air card, and with my home laptop i am unable to get online with any wireless. It seems as if the system no longer searches for wireless connections, any feed back is most welcomed. Anyone with hp now know they refuse to develop drivers to support windows 7.

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Run 2 Operating Systems

I have purchased a dell computer with the windows (r) 7 professional 64 bit operating system and now have found out that i can not run some programs because of the 64 bit. I believe i can run 2 operating systems by creating a partition on my hard drive. This i have managed to do. I had 3 primary partitions (oem, recovery and then the one with the operating system win7) i shrunk the os drive, created a new volume and thereby created a new partition (logical drive).

Now i believe i could just insert my xp disk that i had from previous computer and it should prompt me where i would like it to be installed and then i would have 2 operating systems to choose from every time that i start the computer! I am nervous to do that, as the microsoft help info says that it is important to install earlier versions first and that you could actually make the computer not work all together.

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Posted On: 2009-12-10 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-10-26 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-07 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-12 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-11-05 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-23 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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What are my options? Will windows 7 accept that setup if i buy another win7 license and enter that on the second hw or will it then cease to work on the first computer? Or can i define two hw profiles (or whatever) that will allow me to switch between those two computers? Or are there win7 licenses that allow such hw changes without having to reactivate all the time?

The problem is not the licenses (i would be even willing to buy a second one, if that allows me to keep working in the described manner although i would definitely not find it fair, that i need two licenses, even though i always use one at a time only), but i want/need to save me the trouble of having to keep two systems up-to-date, identically configured and all my documents in sync. Because that effort was simply too much hassle and drove me nuts and made me come up with the scheme i described above.


Posted On: 2010-01-11 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-20 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-12-03 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-08-02 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-04 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Operating System Disappear

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Posted On: 2010-03-01 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Missing Operating System Message

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Posted On: 2009-12-30 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Failed To Load Operating System

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Posted On: 2010-06-05 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-04 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Problem signature 02: 6. 1. 7600. 16385
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Problem signature 05: autofailover
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Posted On: 2010-01-24 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Microsoft Office 2003 - Operating System Is Not Currently Configured

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Posted On: 2009-11-11 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-11-14 . View Related Posts . . View 13 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-29 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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