Reinstalling W7?

  jonmac 03 Nov 09
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I'm not pleased with my installation of Windows 7 (from XP) Too many small problems so can I just pop the disc back in and try a full install again, even though XP no longer exists on my HD? I have prepared a disc image and emergency start-up disk in case of problems.

  rawprawn 03 Nov 09

"so can I just pop the disc back in and try a full install again"

Do you mean Windows 7, or your XP?
Windows 7 yes
Not so easy I think for XP

  jonmac 03 Nov 09

Thanks for the reply rawprawn. Yes, I mean Windows 7. Seems like it should be straightforward and the disk image is always there to save the day should it not work for any reason. In that event I could use it to recover W7 then revert to XP first using the Windows.old file before trying again. Just thought it best to pose the question.
Thanks again.

  rawprawn 03 Nov 09

" XP first using the Windows.old file before trying again"

You can only recover files from Windows Old File, not the operating system or Applications.

You should have no trouble reinstalling Windows 7 from scratch. Make sure that you choose the full installation not upgrade.

  jonmac 03 Nov 09

Thanks again, rawprawn, but this.. click here ...seems to indicate you can indeed revert to a previous XP installation from Windows 7 provided you have the Window.old file created at the time. Maybe my phrasing wasn't quite right though.

  rawprawn 03 Nov 09

Thanks for that, I didn't know.

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