Vista from Win 7

  lenjam 06 Aug 11
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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 06 Aug 11

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

  onthelimit1 06 Aug 11

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

  mooly 07 Aug 11

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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