Vista from Win 7

  Jlen 18:50 06 Aug 2011
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Hi, I have an Acer laptop which is running Win 7, I upgraded to Win 7 Home (with disk) from Vista which was preinstalled on the Acer when I bought it (ie no installation disk) I would now like to reinstall Vista as Win 7 is not performing as well as I'd hoped. How do I go about this? I never uninstalled Vista when doing the Win 7 upgrade so I assume its lurking somewhere on my hard drive!

Thanks

  onthelimit1 18:55 06 Aug 2011

Hmmm. Something strange there. W7 is so much better and faster than Vista. What problems are you having with it?

  onthelimit1 18:56 06 Aug 2011

If you really, really decide that you want to, some info here

  mooly 08:33 07 Aug 2011

Your Acer will have a recovery partition, http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/desktop/0000/Acer/AspireE360/AspireE360faq40.shtml

If you ran W7 as an upgrade then that isn't really the best way to get best performance as it carries a lot of stuff over from the previous install... as it's meant to really.

If you bite the bullet you can do a clean W7 install from an upgrade disc. I did the same with Vista from XP and it was infinitely better.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1649-clean-install-windows-7-a.html

If you try this then get all the W7 drivers from the Acer site frst and put them on a USB stick... makes it much easier.

I have used W7 and Vista and in a lot of ways prefer Vista. My OS of choice at the moment.

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