Some of the specific commands are necessary to restore Microsoft Windows Vista from Windows 7. Before you begin, check the Windows old folder to make certain that it is smaller than the available free space on your hard drive. If the Windows old folder is larger than your available free space, you won't be able to revert back to Window Vista. You will also need to have a copy of the Windows 7 installation DVD available.
Note:- Before following the steps below, I do not recommend you doing this unless you are comfortable editing the Windows Settings. I will not responsible for any damage that may be caused to your PC after editing the settings by following the steps below. You proceed at your own risk or may take help from Microsoft Certified Technician at their Toll Free No. +1-877-452-9201
Steps to install windows vista from windows 7
- Click on "Start" button then click "Computer" from the menu list. Double-click on your C: drive and look for the "Windows old" folder, which contains all of Windows Vista's system settings. Right-click on it and choose the option "Properties" to view the size of the folder. Compare the size of the Windows. Old folder to the available amount of free space on your C: drive.
- Place the Windows 7 installation DVD in your DVD drive and restart your PC. Press any key to boot up your computer from the installation DVD.
- Select a language and click the "Next". Click on "Repair your computer."
- Click the Windows 7 version that you want to repair and press the "Next" button. Click on "Command Prompt" to open the command prompt.
- Then create a new folder. For example, you could name the folder Win7old and save it on your hard drive.
- Type the following commands, and press the "Enter" key on your keyboard after typing each command.
Move Windows Win7old\Windows
Move "Program Files" "Win7old\Program Files"
Move Users Win7old\Users
Attrib --h --s --r ProgramData
Move ProgramData Win7old\ProgramData
Rd "Documents and Settings"
- Move the contents of the Windows.old folder. Type the following commands, and press the "Enter" key after typing each command.
move /y c:\Windows.old\Windows c:
move /y "c:\Windows.old\Program Files" c:
move /y c:\Windows.old\ProgramData c:
move /y c:\Windows.old\Users c:
move /y "c:\Windows.old\Documents and Settings" c:\
- Restore the boot sector for your Windows Vista installation. At the command prompt, type the letter of your CD/DVD drive. For example, if your CD/DVD drive letter is "D:" type that letter. Then type the command, "D:\boot\bootsect /nt60 c:" (without the quotes) and press the "Enter" key.
- Then type "Exist" to close the command prompt window.
- Restart your computer to uninstall Windows 7. To save memory space on your computer, delete the Windows 7 folder.
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