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Z580 - Reverting back to Windows 7 ?

Question: Z580 - Reverting back to Windows 7 ?

I have a Idea Pad Z580 laptop running on Windows 8.1 and want to change to Windows 7. This, I believe involves the UEF system which is running on GPT. This has to be changed to MBR. How does one do this? (legacy bios - MBR)
At the same time, I would like to install a new hard drive. This is an SSD. I am hoping that if I install a new SSD hard drive the computer will ask the question - do I want GPT or MBR thus allowing me to install a fresh Windows 7 under MBR.
Many thanks
Rodders


Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of problem.

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Preferred Solution: Z580 - Reverting back to Windows 7 ?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: Z580 - Reverting back to Windows 7 ?

Just a comment. You can have gpt disk and run Win 7 in UEFI mode.

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I tried to run the new BIOS upgrade on the drivers page, but after running the first file (the 'public' one), my laptop wouldn't boot normally anymore. It showed me a boot menu telling me to select the right device to boot from, but nothing worked. I did still have access to the BIOS, so I told it to Load Default Settings and I finally got it working again.However, since some settings somewhere have been changed, I have been coping with some things I just can't seem to get right.What's especially annoying is that my touchpad toggle (fn + f6) no longer works. The icon shows up telling me I have disabled or enabled my touchpad, but the touchpad keeps working regardlessly. I uninstalled the touchpad driver and rebooted and it did work, but when I reďnstalled the driver, it stopped functioning again. I figured that that should probably be the other way around Another smaller issue I have run into is that changing my brightness acts kind of weird. It works, but I've seen it go up or down in my display bar by 5 blocks at a time or 1 block (it's now 1 block at a time), but I believe 5 blocks at a time is more like it used to work. But the weirdest part (but least troubling actually) is that the display bar is the same size as the sound display bar, so 10 blocks, but there are waaaay more options than that, so I can keep upping the brightness even if the bar is full. The sunny side of the whole thing is that my graphic driver issues that lead me to the driver page have bee... Read more

Answer:Z580 - Issues after reverting BIOS

I suggest you reinstall your operating system. Other than that you will have to access bios and choose legacy support.

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Last year I got windows 7, and installed it on my computer. My computers performance went way down. I have a 2000 HP with upgraded ram and graphics, and a new fan. It was stupid to upgrade, but i was naive. My computer didnt come with discs for windows xp, and I have no way to revert back. Is there any way to go back to XP from windows 7?
 

Answer:Reverting back to Windows XP

We will need the HP model ID found on a label on the back of a tower type or underneath a laptop type.

Take a look here for help locating the model

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/findModel?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us
 

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I recently installed XP proffesional on my PC as an upgrade but have encountered many problems with general running of the PC I would like to revert back to WIN 98 but I removed all the temp files after installing XP. I have tried to format the hard drive but XP is preventing me from doing so, Can any one help??

Answer:reverting back to windows 98

I've not had to try this myself yet, but I think you need to place your XP CD in the drive, and reboot, at the same time tapping the F8 key.This will bring up the screen with several options on, and one of these is to format your drive. J.

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I tried using the information in this article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971760/I have the windows.old folder on my HD, everything intact, but when I try to do ANY of those commands, it tells me the files cannot be found. I can't rename the Windows 7 files either. ;_; I seriously might cry if I can't revert back to my old installation.

Answer:Reverting back to XP using windows.old.

I tried using the information in this article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971760/I have the windows.old folder on my HD, everything intact, but when I try to do ANY of those commands, it tells me the files cannot be found. I can't rename the Windows 7 files either. ;_; I seriously might cry if I can't revert back to my old installation.Did you move the Windows.Old folder from where it was originally created?

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Alright, I'm using this Microsoft article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971760/

I have the windows.old folder on my HD, everything intact, but when I type and of the commands, it tells me it cannot find the file specified. I know they're there. ;_;

I'm going to cry.
 

Answer:Reverting back to XP via windows.old.

Step 3 says that if you receive that message to move on to step 4 as follows:

Step 4: Copy the contents or move the contents of the Windows.old folder
Note When you type one or more of the commands at the command prompt in the following steps and press ENTER, you may receive the following message:
The system cannot find the file specified.
If you receive this message, go to the next step in this section, and then type the command in that next step.

Type the following commands at the command prompt:
Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
move /y c:\windows.old\windows c:\
Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
move /y "c:\windows.old\program files" c:\
Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
move /y c:\windows.old\users c:\
Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
move /y “c:\windows.old\documents and settings” c:\
And, it looks like if you get that same message again, you're supposed to move on to step 5. Its confusing for sure but it looks like you have to figure out exactly where the .old file is supposed to be and get it there if needed. Without seeing or knowing more that's my best guess.
 

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Good day everyone. I had just installed windows 10 on my pc. I just want to know,if i go back to windows 8.1 will the installed applications that I had on windows 8.1 still be installed if i revert back to my previous windows 8.1.

When I installed windows 10 I used an installation disk and not the upgrade option. The previous windows I had was windows Single Language and the one I have now is Windows Pro.

Answer:Reverting back to windows 8.1

Hi Kevin, welcome to the Ten Forums.

Reverting back to your previous OS, in this case Windows 8.1 Single Language, will restore it exactly as it was. All your installed applications and data is still there, exactly as it was before the upgrade.

Kari

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Its been over 30 days and I completely dispise Windows 10. I dispise it so much I stopped using my laptop because of it. Nothing works. None of the programs I have work with Windows 10. I lost over 5k dollars because of this! I was never told it was not going to work, no warnings, nothing! I was also ripped off by your company after purchasing a 3 year antivirus program which I was just told by the company that handles that, that you only set it up for a year after I paid for 3!!!! I've been completely ripped off and when I tried to talk to someone on the online chat, after being connected, and they gave their greeting, there was no reply after I sent my issue to them!!! This is the worst company I've ever done business with!!! Almost $2000 down the **bleep**ing drain!!! Never again will I ever buy an HP product! NEVER AGAIN!!! And I will talk to my rep to close my business accounts as well!!! If you can't do right by my personal account what makes me think you will do right by my business ones?!!! -Tomas

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Hello,

Sorry to bother, could someone please help out?

My computer has gotten slowly all of a sudden during the last 2 weeks.

It takes several minutes when trying to open/rename/copy/move/deletes folders/files, and even longer when emptying the recycle bin. Same goes with opening some programs especially FireFox & Winamp.

I also keep getting this message "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience" It crashes every time I try to play certain videos, copying or moving files.

For the last couple years, I kept getting the message "Your system is low on virtual memory" My current memory is 256MB of RAM, I will buy another bar of RAM soon, still it's not an excuse for the sudden slowness, especially when I don't have powerful programs that requires the upgrade.

I have scanned with SpySweeper and Panda, both detected malware, unfortunately no fixing was done since both require payment to do so.

I scanned then with Ad-Aware, Spybot and AVG and fixed whatever they found.

I do have a log of Panda and screencap of SpySweeper, so if HJT log fails to be useful, I will provide the other 2 logs if requested.

I hope I provided enough information, and many thanks for taking the time to help out!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:23:39 PM, on 5/29/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

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Answer:Windows Reverting Back

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 Is it possible to uninstall Ubuntu and go back to Win7 if I only have the original Product key and no boot disc? Also the Win 7 was upgraded to Win10 before wiping the laptop.

Answer:reverting back to Windows

DMcD65 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!You said you "wiped" the laptop, so any Recovery information is long gone. Your only recourse at this point is to use something known as HP Recovery Media. HP Recovery Media is a set of DVDs and a CD, or USB stick, that will erase the hard drive (removing all data, settings, and applications, reinstall the original OS, drivers, and some HP Utilities. In some cases, you may be able to order a USB stick instead of disks. You have to order these from HP; they can not be downloaded.You can look online for Recovery Media starting with the linked paged: http://support.hp.com/us-en/driversOnce there, input your Product name or number. On your Software and Drivers Download page, select your Operating System and and Version. Click "Update". If HP Recovery Media is available for your machine, down near the bottom of the page, you will see an entry for Order Recovery Media-CD/DVD/USB. Click the "+" symbol to expand that entry and click on Order Media for details.Or, if you prefer, you can do the same by contacting HP Customer Service:If you live in the US or Canada, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html#section1If you live elsewhere, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.htmlNOTE: After you get through, stay on the line until you are finally able to talk to some one -- it can take a while!If you have trouble finding a ... Read more

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Due to problems with quick books I had to revert from 10 back to7
When I did I had numerous problems with permissions and now I found that windows 7 backup task image is now corrupt
Any help?

Answer:reverting from Windows 10 back to 7

I upgraded to Windows 10 on July 30th from Win7.
Before I did I cloned my Win7 disk to another spare drive.
I periodically boot into that drive and after a few minutes it tries to Upgrade to Win10 and fails. I want it to stop doing that.
It probably fails because the upgrade files in the download folder are corrupt.
I have uninstalled KB3035583 and hidden it.
How do I stop Windows 7 from trying to upgrade to Windows 10?
I already called Windows Support and they were no help and they had no problems with me running Windows 7 and Windows 10 on the same machine as long as I didn't run them both at the same time (how could I?).

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Hi, I am trying to reset my laptop back to the original windows 7 it came with from Windows 10. I went on the Microsoft website and even though I have the product / license key they told me that as this came pre installed on my equipment I needed to contact the manufacturer. I have looked and looked on the HP website and I cannot find anything to help me and I do not see why I have to purchase another copy of Windows 7. My laptop doesn't even revert to factory setting as I have tried this several times and I am still stuck with Windows 10. The laptop is my standby as I have a new one but I can't get my old Lexmark printer to work in Windows 10 but it worked fine in Windows 7 so I want to have my older laptop reverted back to windows 7, my new one came with windows 10 as it's only 5 months old. Any help to get Windows 7 back on my laptop would be appreciated and I would have thought that HP would and should be able to help.

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Hi to all forum members. I have just now upgraded my Windows 7 Acer Aspire 5542G laptop to Windows 10. I do know that I can revert back to Windows 7 and then re-activate Windows 10 at a later date. My question is, if I do revert back to Windows 7 then do a factory reset on my laptop back to factory settings, would I still be able to re-activate to Windows 10 at a later date?
regards, Ron

Answer:Question about reverting back to Windows 7

ronfrew said:

Hi to all forum members. I have just now upgraded my Windows 7 Acer Aspire 5542G laptop to Windows 10. I do know that I can revert back to Windows 7 and then re-activate Windows 10 at a later date. My question is, if I do revert back to Windows 7 then do a factory reset on my laptop back to factory settings, would I still be able to re-activate to Windows 10 at a later date?
regards, Ron



Positively yes.

Once you have windows 10 installed and activated, you have the Digital Entitlement. That is good for the life of your computer.
Going back to Win 7 and factory reset makes no difference. (Provided you do not change motherboard.)
You are still entitled to re-install Windows 10 in the same computer any time you want and as often as you want.
There is no time restriction as to when you want to re-install.

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I've read conflicting accounts as to whether it's possible or not to revert back to the original OS after 30 days.

When I upgraded, I wasn't aware that there was any time limit on when you could do this - Microsoft kept that quiet if that is the case.

I have my main OS, currently Windows 10, on SSD, Windows 10 build 10240 on HD & Windows 7 Pro on HD.

The SSD build was initially an upgrade from Windows 7 Pro, then a clean install. Apart from a complete failure to boot after a couple of days requiring a restore from a Macrium image, it appears to work fine most of the time but there are instances when it is really slow, particularly when doing multiple downloads across the internet. By slow, I mean that there is a considerable time lag when typing text & it appearing on the screen, selecting a folder with the mouse, creating a sub-folder & naming it takes a long time - it simply feels like using an old 286 processor!

The Windows 10 build 10240 will eventually be deleted & hasn't knowingly suffered from slow performance.

The Windows 7 Pro on HD I would still like to keep as a backup which was used to restore the Macrium image on the SSD when it disastrously failed.

With 2 days remaining before my 30 days are up, do I play safe & revert back to Windows 7 Pro on SSD.

Or will I be able to restore the Macrium image of Windows 7 Pro that I took on SSD before the upgrade after the 30 days

Answer:Reverting back to Windows 7 (or 8/8.1) after 30 Days

I'm 99% sure the 30 days limit is just a reference to when an upgraded system will automatically purge the backup it creates for your old system (that Windows.old folder). Microsoft would run into all sorts of legal trouble if they started deactivating Windows 7/8.1 licenses that have taken the Windows 10 upgrade. You should be fine.

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I'm using Windows XP SP2 and with the classic interface style. For some reason, though, Windows reverts back to the XP style whenever I reboot. I've checked my startup programs (both in startup menu and registry/RUN) but it's all clean there. What could be causing this problem?

One thing to note: only the style gets reverted on reboot, all the other interface appearance settings (font size, window color, desktop background, menu animation, etc.) remain intact.

TIA

Answer:Windows reverting back to XP style

1st off what are you using classic for. lol
2nd off how do you log onto your user name
and are you an administrator on your computer

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I know someone who upgraded to 10 from 7 last month, but due to a single piece of software not being fully functional, reverted back to 7. I know I could reinstall 10 on it as a clean install, but can I "upgrade" to 10 again, aka keep all the files and data and upgrade from 7? Do I need a special tool for this or will the latest 10 iso work?
 

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Hi to all forum members. I have just now upgraded my Windows 7 Acer Aspire 5542G laptop to Windows 10. I do know that I can revert back to Windows 7 and then re-activate Windows 10 at a later date. My question is, if I do revert back to Windows 7 then do a factory reset on my laptop back to factory settings, would I still be able to re-activate to Windows 10 at a later date?
regards, Ron

Answer:Question about reverting back to Windows 7

Originally Posted by ronfrew


Hi to all forum members. I have just now upgraded my Windows 7 Acer Aspire 5542G laptop to Windows 10. I do know that I can revert back to Windows 7 and then re-activate Windows 10 at a later date. My question is, if I do revert back to Windows 7 then do a factory reset on my laptop back to factory settings, would I still be able to re-activate to Windows 10 at a later date?
regards, Ron



Positively yes.

Once you have windows 10 installed and activated, you have the Digital Entitlement. That is good for the life of your computer.
Going back to Win 7 and factory reset makes no difference. (Provided you do not change motherboard.)
You are still entitled to re-install Windows 10 in the same computer any time you want and as often as you want.
There is no time restriction as to when you want to re-install.

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Hi all,
I upgraded; no, downgraded to Windows 10 - I guess you get what you pay for.

2 Days later I downgraded but with a clean install of my Win 8.1 Pro. In the updates it still installed the KB "important" update even though I hid it. After reboot the rotten icon was back again - that hamburger thing - so I uninstalled the KB 303 cannot remember the rest, but the icon is gone and no gmx.exe is on my system

Is there a way via regedit to stop it ever doing it again? I might upgrade when it no longer looks like a beta version and bugs are ironed out, but at the moment I loathe it with a vengeance.

Am I the only one who likes windows 8.1 and the metro screen? I find it useful across devices for the work I do.

Anyway, thanks in advance for any answers

Answer:Will Windows 10 Upgrade After Reverting Back To Win 8.1

Just hide the update if it shows up in updates again. You have to delete the GWX folder, if the Uninstall does not remove it.

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So, I did a custom install on my laptop to Windows 10.
I will like to know if it is possible for me to revert back to my previous windows version using the recovery discs I created?
Keep Calm and Berry? On..........

Answer:Reverting back to previous windows

How to uninstall Windows 10 Technical Preview

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Hi, I've been reading a lot the last few hours about the Free Windows 10 upgrade for Windows 7 & 8.1 users, but so far no one has answered the question about downgrading if there's problems or if you just don't like it....

So, if I upgrade to Windows 10 when it's released, and find I can't get along with can and I then uninstall it and re-install Windows 7 with my original licence key?
 

Answer:Reverting back from the Windows 10 Upgrade?

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Hello Everyone,

I have successfully installed an Android Skin Pack. I did a system restore before the installation though. However, since I didn't like the details much, I used a System Restore and reverted the settings. Some of the icons are left and I want to revert them back to its usual state. I hope you can support me regarding this matter.

Thank you and Good Day!


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Answer:Reverting Windows 7 Icons Back

Welcome to Seven Forums neirudokuro. I'd suggest running the System File Checker:

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

This will of course also disable all 3rd party themes until you repatch your system. A Guy

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Is a revert back to windows vista from windows 7 WHILE still keeping your files and settings possible?

I need to do this as i cant dual boot because Vista wont let me shrink my 286GB partition past 9GB.
 

Answer:Reverting back to Vista from Windows 7

Did you install Windows 7 in a dual boot setup or installed Windows 7 over Windows Vista?

You need to backup your files in C:\Users\<username> and and other settings to an external hard disk or CD/DVD. Then you can reformat the drive and reinstall Vista.

Usually settings can be transferred from an old OS to a new OS or from the same OS but not backwards from a new OS to an old OS due. In this case I would say no.

You can back up files such as documents, pictures, email, music and so on but not settings, they will have to be done from scratch
 

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I am working with Windows 7, and I am trying to revert back to IE7, I have tried reseting thru the tool menu and going to internet options and reseting, but that does not not work!

Tried reinstalling IE7 but error came up saying IE7 is not supported on this operating system.

Also tried turning off IE8 so it would revert back to IE7, but after restarting there is no internet browser available at all.

any suggestions!

thank you
 

Answer:troubleshooting reverting back to IE7 in windows 7

IE7 is not compatible with Win7. Windows 7 came with IE8, so you can't go backwards.

If you are having compatibility issues, you can click the little "broken page" next to the URL in the address bar and refresh the page, or you can download a different browser to see if it's an IE issue.

Of course you can also upgrade to IE9 as well.
 

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i have just recently restarted my computer and when i booted up it had reverted to windows clasic style when it was windows xp style before the reboot. it has been doing this for awhile but usually i can just system restore it and it starts working again but not this time it stayed at windows classic theme and when i go into the control panel to change it back under display, the xp style isnt there anymore and when i change the theme back it just restores the default background on the desktop. can someone please help me get my windows xp style back?
 

Answer:WinXP Reverting back to Windows classic???

Unzip the following file to your desktop. Then double click on the .reg file and at the prompt, allow it to merge into the registry. That should restore the XP style theme.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/Resources.zip
 

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Hi everyone-

After backing up my files from Vista, I
Installed Win 7 Ultimate six weeks ago.

Since then, I had to use "System Restore" about five times. The issue is that sometimes on booting, my HP desktop reverts back to "freshly installed version of Win7".

All my files , photos, bookmarks, etc are gone, so I have to use
system restore to a 'Windows Update' date.

This happened yesterday, even after booting Win 7 okay
at first, the numbers lock came on, I turned it off, and the computer reverted back to a new install of Win 7 again.

I had no problems as this with Vista.

Can anyone help me?

Answer:Windows 7 keeps reverting back to fresh install!

You can not do a fresh install of windows 7 unless you are using the disc,what do you mean by a fresh install,do you mean when system restore has complete all your files and settings have gone from what they were/?

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A few weeks ago I upgraded to Windows 10 after which Windows Live Mail and Photo Gallery wouldn't operate fully. Windows 10 also wouldn't recognize my Media Storage Card Reader. I reverted back to Windows 7 and now I can't send e-mails using Live Mail
and Photo Gallery shuts down after a few minutes . I've tried to un-install and re-install Windows Essentials but it wont un-install.

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Hi,
Here at work we need to set a particular DNS addresses for our internet to work.
All of our computers' network adapters have the Obtain IP address automatically checked, and use the following DNS servers:
122.49.191.252
122.49.191.253
(Adam internet, for those of you in Adelaide )
However, there is one particular Windows 8 Laptop that no matter what we do, reverts back to "get the DNS automatically." which makes the internet not work on there.
What is bizzare is that during the morning and day it is OK and around 5PM it starts to cut off. Not sure if this has anything to do with peak users or Adam Internet but that is beside the point.

How can we fix this TCP/IP properties issue?
We run it off a dynadock so initially I thought it was that adapter somehow reverting back to original setting, But I tried the DNS setting on the onboard adapter and also the WiFi adapter, and they all go back to automatic setting, as soon as you click OK and Close.

Please help!
Thanks

Answer:TCP/IP setting on windows 8 reverting back to automatic

My initial thought is (and I've just woken up so...) it's a piece of software that's being run or is running in the background that is resetting the DNS information.

have you tried running it in safe mode , setting the DNS in the period you usually have issues and see if then resets back ?

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About a week ago I changed my desktop wallpaper to some random internet picture, and a few days ago I changed it again to something else, nothing out of the ordinary. After I power on my computer the following day, my background is back to the previous image. I then deleted the previous image from my hard drive and then changed it again to something else. This has happened 3-4 times now, every time I start up my computer it reverts back to that same previous wallpaper, even though the original image has been removed from the hard drive. What should I do?
 

Answer:Windows 7 keeps reverting back to previous wallpaper upon restart

check for any display driver control panel settings which may have alternate file locations and settings that are overriding Windows settings upon reboot

how exactly did you change it the very first time? was there a second program involved? or was it a right click->properties->Windows only change?
 

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So I'm having a minor issue where my Windows 10 lock screen image keeps reverting back to one of the default ones Microsoft provides located in C:\Windows\web. The image it keeps selecting is Image 101. It seems to happen on my Surface 3 while charging over night. Has anyone else noticed anything like this or determined how to fix it?

Answer:Windows 10 lock screen image keeps reverting back

It seems to happen when the battery is charging as It happened again today.

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Hi there,

I turned on my laptop today, and I got the message "Windows failed to configure updates, reverting changes' at the logon screen, and it just loops there forever, even if i leave it there for like an hour. I can't shutdown or restart, unless I power it down.

I tried to boot into safe mode, but i can't do that either, I get the same message, and last known configuration doesn't work either.

I go to system restore, and it just fails on every system restore image. says something about failing to extract a different file each time, and the registry could not be copied on one of them.

It won't let me run a SFC /scannow check either, and I just can't get passed the logon screen stage. Startup repair doesn't help either, just says everything is fine and that my boot was successful :S weird.

Any ideas or suggestions, minimizing having to format and reinstall windows - as it's got all my alevel work on it o.0

thanks in advance!

Answer:Configuring Windows Update -Failed, Reverting back..

Hello,

Solved same problem today on two computers running Win7. Both failed installing four upodates and have been like this for several days.
SOLUTION: Go to Win Update. View the four files that Win 7 is trying to update. You will see four updates with their boxes checked for auto update. Unclick update KB982018 and update only the remaining three. Later update KB982018 separately. You can also manually update these individually. This worked for me.
Jim B

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Upgraded to Windows 10. Reverted to Windows 8 as it was messing with my hardware and software. Appear to have lost all my documents created whilst using Windows 10!?!

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I been noticing lately that every time I open my power settings in the control panel, it shows the "Balanced Plan" ticked despite the fact that I've changed it to "High Performance" several times in the last month. Another thing that concerns me is that usually whenever you make any changes to settings, the "Save" button at the bottom of the page is supposed to be highlighted or (in other words: able to be ticked) but every time I visit my power settings through the control panel, the Save button is never highlighted, so I can't even click on Save even if I wanted to.

I usually just exit the control panel explorer once I made the changes I want, but as I mentioned it seems to just revert right back to the Balanced Plan option upon re-opening of the Power Settings. Maybe the fact that I cannot click the Save Button is the problem.

The only thing I can think of which may ( or may not have ) caused this problem is the fact that I was making several tweaks to the system using the Advanced management options, mostly to shut off options that I didn't need to have running, and to tighten my overall system security, etc, but I don't specifically recall ever coming across an option that would restrict me making changes to the Power settings. In fact, if I did find something like that through Advanced Management options, I would have made sure that "High Performance" was the option I wanted to keep.

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Answer:Windows 7 Power settings keeps reverting back to [ Balanced Plan ]...

I know this is a custom build, but do you have any manufacturers power utilities installed?

Some temp software (if installed) will slow down your pc when temps run high, changing the power plan.


Please Run sfc /scan now using option 2 in this tutorial: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Please post back the results.
Please indicate what message was displayed at the end:

Windows found no integrity violations

OR

Corrupt files were found, and windows was unable to fix them.

OR

Corrupt files were found, and windows successfully repaired them

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I do not know if I am posting in the right location.  If not, please forgive me. I am getting ready to launch my own campaign against Microsoft for ruining yet another laptop.I really believe that Microsoft looks into my laptop to determine what it
is that I use the most and when they know they go about destroying the integrity of the programs.After being forced, not my consent, to upgrade to windows 10, my laptop has all kinds of errors.  I do not have time to try and find out how to fix it. 
I have spent hours already trying to figure out how to get my Windows 7 Pro to function as it should.  I purchased this laptop March 2015 brand new because it had Windows 7 Pro and that is what I want to use.I have not tried to reinstall windows yet. 
This is the last resort for me since it is so difficult to get a reliable backup..Please help me to recover from Microsoft's intrusive behavior#1WHEN I REBOOT COMPUTER#2 WHEN TRYING TO OPEN PHOTO GALLERY#3 PHOTO GALLERY#4 Movie Maker#5 WHAT PAINT LOOKS LIKE
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I reverted from Windows 10 back to 7. Every time I open mail I get a message "recovering database." Bunches of emails downloaded and when I deleted them some of them could not be deleted from the deleted box. So I did research and found that I should reconfigure my email by deleting the account and recreating it. Well, now things are a mess. I think I deleted the account even though it still is there but will not accept new email. I have never understood this live mail thing. I have a skybeam account that I use that is what I want to use. But I log into live mail with a hotmail account. I am so confused. I want to recreate my skybeam account but do not know how. Do I need to call the company for the server data? Do I use the hotmail account? I don't get it. All I know is I have important emails coming to this account I will not be able to see. Where can I read live mail online. Help please!!

Answer:Windows live mail messed up after reverting back to Windows 7

Hi .. The Link below should help ....

My Webmail - SKYBEAM

It is a 10 digit SKYBEAM number ... Should be your Account Number ...
SKYBEAM - Webmail Services

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Ok.
last week i restored my computer to factory default settings. I got the computer in June 2011. Have windows 7 profession 64bit. i fully uninstalled McAfee thinking that it was causing problems. I have Malwarebytes as the only anti virus installed. Will probably reinstall mcafee if all of this is cleaned up. Ive been suffering many blue screens over the past week. When i select windows updates>check for updates via control panel, i am greeted with: 'Windows could not search for new updates, Error(s) found, code 50080005

Solutions ive tried:
- performing a clean boot
- downloaded and used the windows update trouble shooter found here Troubleshoot problems with installing updates - WindowsUpdate_dt000
- downloaded and used System Update Readiness Tool found here System Update Readiness Tool fixes Windows Update errors in Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008 . All it did was launch a windows update standalone installer, installed some hot fix (which i did twice) and went no where.
- tried running cmd as admin, running 'sfc /scannow' that tells me 'Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service' so i followed the steps found here How to Fix "Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service" Error When Running SFC in Windows 7 and Vista - The Winhelponline Blog , but then i got told another system repair was pending which needed a reboot but that didnt do anything.

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Answer:[SOLVED] win 7-windows updates not installing, reverting back, comp freezing

Hi, you can either boot from the OS dvd or boot to safe mode and select the "repair your computer" option, select command prompt type:-
dism.exe /image:C:\ /cleanup-image /revertpendingactions (press enter ) restart.

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Im sorry, Im new to these forums so I couldn't figure out how to make a new thread.

I got the Pro upgrade last night, and I want to do a "keep all files" install. I went into the BIOS and fixed the "NX" problem by enabling it. The problem is, I can't finish the install. It gets all the way to "Getting Ready", finished the percentage there all the way to 100%. After that the PC restarts with the new windows logo, but fails to start. It restarts again, then gives an error and says
"Windows 8 installation unsuccessful, reverting back to previous version"

I have an Intel i5 2500K Unlocked with Windows 7 Home Premium
Could someone please help me?

Answer:"Windows 8 installation unsuccessful, reverting back to previous versi

Yes please some help here.
Myself also. 6 attempts from various starting points.
I saw a hint to unplug all USB devices. Did this; no luck.
Grrrrrrr.

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I had a computer emergency (thanks to the windows 10 update replacing the Windows.old with the windows 10 update) and I am wondering what happened and why (All is fine for now)
I installed Windows 10 using my "Digital Entitlement" (Which worked fine) and I was going to try it out knowing that I had thirty days to go back to W7 which was moved to the Windows.old folder (Which was then replaced by the new build of Windows 10 for the supposed anniversary update Thanks Microsoft idiots).

So I thought I would just start over fresh anyway but my key has been blocked by the activation servers

(I bought the OS from eBay since Microsoft no longer sells it. So what I bought was supposed to be a genuine copy of W7 Pro. Retail)

So here is where I am curious of what actually happened

I got an SSD back in March of this year and I just cloned the OS drive and did not erase the old one (Yay for being lazy)!

So I plug that drive back in and let it boot up (Slowly as I am now used to the fast boot up from the SSD) and I briefly get the infamous this copy of Windows is not genuine with the black background but I reboot and all is well again I even check the system properties page and it says windows is activated. So I now reclone the SSD with the older backup and it is still activated

So does anyone have a clue of what actually happened to my key?

1. Did I get an MSDN/Technet key
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I've checked a lot of forums and haven't found a solution to the problem so far. I see similar issues to mine, but no fix just yet.

*I have a 2011 Asus ROG with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
*It has a 500 gb HD and 2 SATA drives.
*Nvidia GeForce GTX 560M

(I would post more about the specs, but I can't get to them at the moment. I would like to download the DM log collector, but I don't see how I can at this point. I will edit this post once I'm able to.)

While my laptop was compatible with Windows 10, it performed poorly after the update. Programs became laggy and some programs didn't open at all. Steam took a while to load, and some games no longer worked. Browsing was slow and the laptop was suddenly 'noisy'. I decided to revert back to Windows 7 while it was still being offered (I had 30 days, but I didn't need that long to decide).

I got the BSOD with the 0x0000007E error.
I tried rebooting to safe mode, but the cursor is frozen in the center. I can, however, use both cursor and keyboard when I do Startup Repair. It gives me a Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline. It won't let me restore. I can't find any restore points (even though I did a backup). I do have another back up on an external hard drive. I went into BIOS and changed the boot priority so it boots from the external HD. When it did, I saw a repair Windows 7 (or something similar), and it brought me back to startup repair.

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Hey All This is my 1st post here.. I have Z580 laptop with One Key Recovery Option... I have dual boot in it - Windows 7 Home Basic and WIndows Server 2008 R2 I want to create a back up image file of both at the same time, using One Key Recovery, so that I can restore back in future, if need be 1. So, I will log in to, say, WIndows 7 and take the back up image.. Will that take an image for both OS at the same time? Basic question here is does it image of the Hard disk or each OS.. 2. Or do I have to take a separate image of both after logging into respective OS? 3. If answer to 1 is YES, will that restore both the systems at the same time in future using the One Key Recovery solution? 4. If the answer to 2 is YES, can i restore both the systems individually just by using the One Key Recovery solution? Br, Ajay Maheshwari

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Hello i have a lenovo windows 8 laptop which is having trouble updating and goes to reverting back. Recently its been stuck on that screen for a long time. I did reset it but it goes to the same screen

Answer:reverting back to changes

Are the windows updates or what and how many.
BTW your system specs indicate OS Luke?

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Question: reverting back?

I downloaded the beta version of Microsoft Office Professional 2007 the other day and it seems to have upgraded my Office 2003 applications rather then installing 2007 seperately and leaving me the option of using either 2003 or the beta of 2007. The beta versions are very buggy from what I understand, so what happens if I want to go back to only having Office 2003. I don't have the actual 2003 software CD. The guy I bought the computer from never included it, so I hope that I don't have to go through and reinstall everything to get 2003 back the way it was before downloading Office 2007.

Thanks
 

Answer:reverting back?

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I "upgraded" to Win 10 using Windows Update.

However, given the problems I'm experiencing - Skype won't even connect - I think I'm going to revert to 8.1.

My question is...what happens then? Can I use WU to update to 10 again? And if that failed to work out again, can I revert again?

Answer:Reverting back to 8.1...

Hello LotsofErros,

When you go back to Windows 8.1...

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...s-windows.html

.... you will be able to do a clean install of Windows 10 on the PC anytime you like afterwards since you had upgraded to Windows 10 on your activated 8.1 PC to register the free Windows 10 activation on the PC.

Can I reinstall Windows 10 on my computer after upgrading with free upgrade?

Once you’ve upgraded to Windows 10 using the free upgrade offer or Media Creation Tool on an activated Windows 7 or 8.1 PC, you will be able to reinstall, including a clean install, on the same device. You won’t need a product key for re-activations on the same hardware. If you make a meaningful change to your hardware, you may need to contact customer support to help with activation. You’ll also be able to create your own installation media like a USB drive or DVD, and use that to upgrade your device or reinstall after you’ve upgraded.

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hi all

please help me on this i done an update from ie6 to ie7 after some time and patience i loaded ie it now takes ages to load and sometimes freezes i have tried to go back to ie6 followed some of the tasks from here but some how in the add/remove programs windows update ie7 is no where to be found
please help me i canto get on with ie7 and would like to go back to ie 6
 

Answer:reverting back to ie6

From Microsoft - http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/support/default.mspx
 

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Hi new here,

hope someone can help im trying to make a hijackthis log but in the 5 dteps it says i need to have sp1a but my system is on sp2 how can i get it back to sp1 or do i not need to

regards

Answer:reverting from sp2 back to sp1 with xp

hi im trying to post a hijack this log but in the 5 steps i am told i need to be on sp1 but my system is on sp2 how can i get it back to sp1

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I can't revert back to wp 8.0 using NSU, when i connect my phone it shows "software package not available for you phone"
Model : NL520 DP8.1 UPDATE 1(GDR1)
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I made a big mistake by updating to XP SP2.
Is there a way to go back to SP1...
 

Answer:Reverting Back to SP1...

You can go to Add/Remove programs and uninstall SP2. I would then go to system restore and restore to a point before you installed SP2. There should be a point named SP2 install or something like this.
 

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I recently installed Vista on my desktop for evaluation reasons,but it didn't work out as well as I hoped. My graphics card and memory were just not up to the task. Rather than paying for Vista activation is there anyway I can uninstall Vista and return to my previously installed XP edition.Cheers

Answer:Reverting back to XP

the only way I know is to format the hard drive and load XP from boot up.I don't think that it has a wind back option that XP had for 98se.

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I have a Toshiba laptot 32 bit, I originally had vista installed, when I took it for repair they unistalled vista and replaced it with windows7 professional, I don,t like the new windows and wish to go back to my old vista again, I have the original vista Disks. can someone please guide me through to do this?

Answer:reverting back to vista

Welcome
This is the procedure
Clean Install with a Full Version of Vista
But be aware, you MUST have the correct key number of it will not work after 30 days and you will not have Seven, either.
If you have a key and are not sure if it is valid, call Microsoft to be sure
In addition, problems installing are always possible.
That being said. Seven is better than Vista. It is Vista with a lot more features. I think that if you give it time and learn, you will be happy that you kept it.

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please help, i have installed a fresh copy of win 7 but unfortunately lost the activation key when i moved homes. is there any way i can restore back to my vista that was pre installed on my laptop??

Answer:reverting back to vista

Yes if you have the Recovery CD's and if Partitions have not been changed

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Hello everyone i just installed win 7 on a new 500GB hard drive, on my OLD upgraded machine,(not my main machine) i would like to wipe that HD clean and try installing a Diffrent, older, OS. or use it for a secondary HD on my MAIN machine. I dont belive i can format the Active partition with in windows 7 ?, how do i remove window 7 and the system restore partition from the HD?.

Thanks in advance

Answer:Reverting back to a Clean HD

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Pantz


Hello everyone i just installed win 7 on a new 500GB hard drive, on my OLD upgraded machine,(not my main machine) i would like to wipe that HD clean and try installing a Diffrent, older, OS. or use it for a secondary HD on my MAIN machine. I dont belive i can format the Active partition with in windows 7 ?, how do i remove window 7 and the system restore partition from the HD?.

Thanks in advance


A thrid party app, a dos disk, any other OS boot disk will do it.
Ken

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If i install the latest iso release of 10; is there still a way to revert back to my version of 7 until the final release of 10 comes out next month?

Answer:reverting back after installing

If you have used windows update to upgrade to the 10 tech preview from windows 7 then you should be able to uninstall Windows 10 & revert back to Windows 7. If you did a clean install of windows 10 over your windows 7 then you would need to fresh install windows 7.

I would do a image of windows 7 with macrium reflect free before I upgraded or installed windows 10. It would then just be a case of restoring your windows 7 image.

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My neighbor wants to go back to IE 7. I tried the accepted way ctrl panel>add-remove and the remove hit a snag. I get the following message with an added problem. What in tarnation is going on?

Set cannot copy the file ieeula.chm.

Now I no longer have all my tool bars in IE only the address bar and Links and no way to turn the rest on or access.
 

Answer:Problem reverting back to IE 6

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I'm having problems with my computer. First my internet went out from some blaster type virus so I restored my computer about 6 times or more but it froze at times so i stopped it and restarted the computer then restored to a easier or undid the last restore I finally give up and one works to a good date before the blaster virus. I go to defrag my comp and i went from 70% of free space to 13% now. I dont have money to buy a proper virus thing so now I need to re-install Xp I tried to in stall Pro from Xp but it says that my version is newer than the version I'm using now so I thought of re-installing 98 then upgrade to pro. I can't install 98 because I have the floppy disk only and everytime I get to the end I get stuck at something it says something has loaded and it leaves me to type something in either help then enter or I type something else in but i dont know what to do. Help please?
 

Answer:Reverting to win98 from XP and back to Xp pro

hmm...youre pretty messed up...i would say to visit the malware removal forum right here at MG, other than that, re-de-fraggin might work, depending on the problem, otherwise backup and format
 

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Well I don't know if there's anything better than windows default or whatever, i just want to get rid of the modification I made because I can't seem to hit anything precisely on desktop, which is actually good to have acceleration.
It's killing me because I do a lot quickly and can't seem to hit buttons, icons, and all the precise small stuff that is needed in video editing, coding, web etc.
I found this guide about game mode The Truthful Mouse Guide

But I know I used one of the guides to change registery, and I don't really see the difference by disabling/enabling "Enhance mouse percision" in controlpanel

I just want to get this back to defaults, unless there's a better setting for desktop use.

Answer:Reverting back to desktop

It woud certainly help to know what your "modification" was.

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My xp computer died on thursday night so i am using my sons win98 pc.I have gone into incredimail but cant retrieve e-mails from the new account that i used on my xp machine also i have tried to change the home page but all has failed help advice much apreciatedcheersrins

Answer:reverting back to win98 help please

Incredimail: do you have the correct settings for the POP3 server? Or do you mean that you want to take the mail from the old mahcine? Homepage: tools, internet options, type the address. If that is not allowing a change, you may benefit from a spyware scan: click hereSpybot-S&D click hereAdAware

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I uninstalled the IE9 update I had to have it automatically revert back to IE8. However, my Windows does not have IE8 in "Turn on Windows Features on or off" menu.

I'm using a Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit upgrade from Windows Vista (the key can't be used with a 'normal' install disc).

Answer:Uninstalled IE9, not reverting back to IE8

Welcome to Seven Forums Joona. I take it you found IE9 on the list of installed updates? This should indicate you had IE8 originally, and it should indeed revert.

Try this:

Start> In search box type run> Enter> When run box opens type iexplore.exe> Enter

Does IE8 open? If not, you can try this Fix It to make sure IE9 was uninstalled correctly

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2579295

A Guy

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I've had enough of W10. My main problem now is that I have an intermittent shutdown/sleep problem that I cannot fix. My PC will shut down/go into sleep mode but immediately start up again. The problem is intermittent. I was just going through the process of reverting (using a W8.1 image I'd made recently with Macrium Reflect) when the problem correctly itself, I've no idea how or why.

Answer:I'm On the Brink of Reverting Back to W8.1

Probably an update had several over the last few days

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Hi all,

Has anyone been able to revert back to XP after installing vista? I have vista ultimate 32-bit installed right now. I booted with the XP pro cd and get to the setup menu but it doesn't proceed and complains that a certain file can't be loaded. I know the disk is fine as I've used it before on th is same system.

Does vista do something to the boot loader where XP cannot be re-installed? Is there a boot cd that I can download somewhere to format the drive?

Jeff
 

Answer:Help reverting back to XP from Vista

GParted is a liveCD that will do exactly what you want, for free.
 

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My father hit yes to upgrad his HP Probook 6407b from Windows 7 to Win 10. He did not realize what he was saying yes to.

He brought it to me before it finsihed. I got into win 10, but then had issues with HP security software at boot. It would hang at boot, say something about a finger print reader, and then allow me to log in. So I decided to revert back to win 7. that failed. Goes to try a startup repair and it does not work. It looks like win 7 trying to do it and not 10.

Is there any way to recover either win 7 or 10?

I tried a win 10 usb drive, but it says the upgrade was previously started in windows, turn off machine and restart, but that fails.

Answer:Failed Reverting Back to 7

How did you try to revert back to Win 7 ?
Did you do it this way ?........................................

Start button > left side, select Settings > select Update and Security > left side, select Recovery > right side, under Go back to Windows 7, click the Get Started button > follow the prompts from then on.

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Hi All,

While installing windows XP I changed my file system to NTFS, but now I want to install windows 98 and do dual boot. How do I convert my hard drive back to FAT32?

Thanking you in advance.
 

Answer:Reverting back to FAT32

Sorry - too late. If you want to dual boot W98 anda XP you must always load the older OS first.
 

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the issue is after downloading software package during deployment phone gets restarted and windows phone recovery tool showing operation failed phone could not be found can anybody give me a solution

Answer:Can I get some help reverting back to Win 8.1 from 8.10 on my phone?

Which phone do you have.
Do you meen that you want to go back from windows 10 preview to 8.1?
Did you different usb cables, different computer?
Please register and reply on this post if you need more help and add some more information about what you already did.

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My father hit yes to upgrad his HP Probook 6407b from Windows 7 to Win 10. He did not realize what he was saying yes to.

He brought it to me before it finsihed. I got into win 10, but then had issues with HP security software at boot. It would hang at boot, say something about a finger print reader, and then allow me to log in. So I decided to revert back to win 7. that failed. Goes to try a startup repair and it does not work. It looks like win 7 trying to do it and not 10.

Is there any way to recover either win 7 or 10?

I tried a win 10 usb drive, but it says the upgrade was previously started in windows, turn off machine and restart, but that fails.

Answer:Failed Reverting Back to 7

How did you try to revert back to Win 7 ?
Did you do it this way ?........................................

Start button > left side, select Settings > select Update and Security > left side, select Recovery > right side, under Go back to Windows 7, click the Get Started button > follow the prompts from then on.

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the issue is after downloading software package during deployment phone gets restarted and windows phone recovery tool showing operation failed phone could not be found can anybody give me a solution

Answer:Can I get some help reverting back to Win 8.1 from 8.10 on my phone?

Double post please seehttp://forums.windowscentral.com/ask...-my-phone.html

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Hi Folks, I recently purchased and installed Windows Vista, but i don't like it and want to revert back to Windows XP. Does anyone know how i do this? I don't have a recovery cd. Thanks FolksPaul

Answer:Reverting back to XP from Vista.

Format the hard drive and do a fresh install from a full XP disc. But what don't you like about Vista? Stick with it - it's a lovely OS. I wouldn't go back to XP if you paid me.

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I would really appreciate some insight on this one :

I have Windows 7 Professional 64-bit, legit, all of my programs are genuine and there is no malware/viruses on my system. I keep a very, very tight ship. I had reserved Win10 through the Get Windows 10 App and even though I have not yet been notified to upgrade, I modified that registry key as per MS's instructions, added the "AllowOSUpgrade" DWord Value, downloaded and begun the upgrade.

All drivers on my system are checked ([email protected], 16GB DDR3, GTX 970) and up-to-date, same goes for the BIOS.

Everything started normally, and at the 32-39% configuration range, I get the blue screen "Something Went Wrong" and Kernel_Security_Check_Failure. It reverted back to Win7 5 times in a row that I attempted it with the following :

-Disabling anti-virus
-Ran chkdsk /f /r and sfc /scannow
-Unplugged all USB devices except for a very basic keyboard/mouse

Mind you, I get zero error messages on Win7 and everything works amazingly well. I have a main SSD with the OS and an HDD for storage.

I can not think of ANYTHING else at this point...a colleague suggested I kill all overclocking of the CPU and revert it to default values but the OC is done via Asus Tuneup II-sth once inside Windows so I don't see how it can affect the installation.

If anyone has any clues regarding this, they'd be much appreciated.

Cheers!

Answer:Kernel_Security_Check_Failure At 35%/Reverting Back To Win7 Pro 64-Bit

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Anyone ever faced the overclocking issue before?

Updated: I also have an M-Audio Firewire interface plugged in that I did not unplug as well as a Bluetooth dongle. They couldn't possibly be the culprits now, could they?

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My OS keep reverting back to 800 x 600 when booting up. I change it to what my Video card can 1280x1024, or 1024x768 and my monitor is set correctly but it keep reverting back. My card is a NVidia GeForce 7200GS. Both have had their drivers updated, Rolled back and again, but to no avail. Any idea?
 

Answer:Vista Display Reverting Back to 800 x 600

I seem to remember something like this on the microsoft site:
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.mspx?query=newsgroups
Have a look around, though I realize that's easier said than done.

JohnC
 

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I can's seem to be able to get the Vista Aero theme to stick. I downloaded this program that was supposed to change XP to look like Vista, but I already had Vista installed. I just wanted it for the "Object Dock" program. Anyways, when I uninstalled it, it made my computer look like a wnidows 2000 installation. When I go to themes, I am able to turn it back to Aero, but everytime I restart my Computer, it goes back to the win2000 theme. Please help me with this, I can't figure it out.


 

Answer:Vista reverting back to old theme

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The touchpad settings for my X1 Yoga keeps reverting back to the previous setting, no matter how many times I change it and save it. Why is this happening?  The two changes I want to keep that keeps reverting back, are these: 1) Have the middle button behave as a middle-button (instead of for scrolling) 2) Have the scrolling direction on the touchpad act normally (no reverse direction).  I had changed those settings when I first got the X1 Yoga, but then soon I chanced it again to what I want it to be now, but ever since then, those settings just won't stay and keeps reverting back to the first change I made, and it's been weeks and weeks. No matter how many times I change them and save, they only last until I close the lid. The next time I open the lid, they've reverted back.

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I have read at great length about this issue and am convinced my new Lenovo laptop is infected.  What I am not sure of is the scripts I read from Bleeping Computer are generic to be used for each person or if logs need to be reviewed to determine steps to take?  I have run Malwarebytes and it found 10 non malware items which I quarantined for fun and found nothing after running ADwCleaner.  I have started this topic with the obligatory DDS paste below and look forward to your help in resolving the issue.
 
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17420
Run by Susan at 10:54:36 on 2014-11-29
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3800.312 [GMT -7:00]
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AV: Trend Micro Internet Security *Enabled/Updated* {F2F88E6A-3C7A-545F-268A-5D0BDD38EE06}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Trend Micro Internet Security *Enabled/Updated* {49996F8E-1A40-5BD1-1C3A-6679A6BFA4BB}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\ibmpmsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Fingerprint Manager Pro\OmniServ.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Pr... Read more

Answer:Proxy Settings Reverting Back to 127.0.0.1

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Download the version of this tool for your operating system.Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (64 bit)Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (32 bit)and save it to a folder on your computer's Desktop.Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.===Please paste the logs in your next reply DO NOT ATTACH THEM unless specified.To attach a file select the "More Reply Option" and follow the instructions.Wait for further instructions.

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I have a bunch of pictures in folders on my computer. When I view them they are viewed as icons only so I want to change the folder to a "picture" folder.

I right click the folder in question and click Properties-->Customize and change it from "general items" to "pictures" I then click "also apply this templete so subfolders". Then I click apply and OK.

When I go back into the folder or the properties this setting instantly reverts back to "general items". The folder I do and any sub-folders as well. I don't understand why this isn't sticking!?!

Answer:Folder Customization keeps reverting back

try this
click organize then click folder and search options .
in the window that opens click the view tab and see if the topmost item on the list is checked.

you want it to be unchecked ,so it shows thumbnails not icons.

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I browsed the forums before deciding to ask my question and didn't find anything that fully addressed my problem.

My uncle installed Windows 7 onto my computer, creating a Windows.old file. It had Windows XP before, as the factory installed OS (no disc). I am now trying to revert back to Windows XP (why is not important). However, I am having some issues:

1) When I boot and select "Earlier Version of Windows" as the OS to start with, I am taken to a screen that requires I enter an admin password. The problem is that we do not have an admin password for Windows XP. As far as I know, one never existed. I was never prompted to enter one when starting the comp, and my husband is the one who set it up and he said he never had one.

2) When I attempt to do a factory settings restore through Windows 7 by pressing F8, I am asked to locate a system image. I don't know what that means really, except that it's a copy of the existing comp info and am not sure if the Windows.old folder is what I'm looking for. If so, that's another problem because it won't accept Windows.old.

3) I do not have any recovery points beyond, like, yesterday. Apparently my uncle set it so that older recovery points are deleted to make room for new ones. Awesome.
 

Answer:Need Help Reverting Back to XP/Factory Settings

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I have had this machine for 10 months ...Now when i boot it up it has started to boot up in recovery mode and I have to keep doing a system restore .... It then works for a day or 2 and starts the process all over again, its driving me mad.

I have run anti virus and spybot etc and found nothing ....Can anyone help

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I opened up a game on my computer and when i exit everything was zoomed in help please I tryied everthing like the zoom in fuction and nothing worked

Answer:Zoomed in need help reverting it back to normal

Have you tried holding Ctrl key then rotating the mouse wheel?Otherwise, when you say "everything was zoomed in" do you mean just your browser or things like Word documents too? It's possible that the dots per inch setting has changed:http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...Note that the default setting is 100% so it should be at this setting unless you have changed it.To take this further the make and model number of your computer would be useful.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanksmessage edited by Derek

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Hi there
I had to revert one of my laptops back to W7 -- need it for work. I'm still using W8 at home etc.

I did a CLEAN re- install of W7 Enterprise X-64 which INCLUDED SP1.

After the install it needed over 120 updates -- even BEFORE installing OFFICE 2010. This was a W7 install which INCLUDED SP1 so if you are reverting to an OLDER copy of W7 you'll need even more updates. !!!

Just warning people in case for one reason or another they revert back to W7 and choose to do a complete re-install -- process could take you longer than you think !!!!

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:Warning - reverting back to W7 might need a LOT of updates

Why don't you use something like Macrium Reflect FREE Edition to take an image, then renew the image after each set of updates.

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I have a Lenovo C3000 N100  (0768-5FG) i had recently installed Vista, however I wanted to revert back to XP. On startup I press the LenovoCare button to go into the Setup to allow me to restore back to factory default using the hidden partition.  however it times out and the normal OS boots up.I installed a partition manager which can see the hidden partition with the factory OS on it, but why can the Laptop not go into the setup routine?Message Edited by Toxic on 02-03-2008 11:48 PM





Regards Simon...

Answer:Reverting back to Factory install.

It will not access the hidden partition because the mbr was changed when you installed Vista. You can try repairing the mbr by downloading this tool. You will need a floppy drive in order to do the repair.

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Hi, first time poster here. I went for the Windows 10 upgrade from my 8.1 Yoga 2 Pro laptop, things seemed mostly fine except for when using the laptop in any mode apart from standard laptop mode. Response from touch swipes were extrememely laggy. And as I bought and use this device in these various other modes I thought it was a rather limiting update. I advise caution on that front. I have reverted back to Windows 8.1 and have had some issues with Apps working, particularly the lenovo ones. I have tried the usual measures of uninstalling and restarting, but the app store won't let me re-download them. It says they are still installed. Any help would be appreciated.   Thanks!

Answer:Yoga 2 Pro, Win 10 update, reverting back to 8.1

Hi,if I were you, I'd try the following:1.) See if you can manually re-install any of the Lenovo apps you are referring to: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/yoga-series/yoga-2-pro-lenovo?tabName=...You didn't specify which Lenovo apps have stopped working, but only the system related apps & drivers are in the above link. This means that you might not find the apps you mean there, but I hope it gives you a start.2. Make sure Windows is up-to-date. Windows does updates in "batches": download a couple (10-100+) updates, and after reboot Windows is likely to find more updates (10-100+) for you.3. Consider resetting again. You didn't specify which method you used to revert from Windows 10, but of you haven't filled up your Yoga with yoo much stuff, give the OneKeyRecovery app a go.If you can't launch this app from Windows, do the following:1) Shut down2) Press the tiny button close to the power button. There's a little arced arrow kind of marking next to it.I hope this helps.I've reset my Yoga 2 Pro a few times, and sometimes it seems that something goes wrong in the reset. In the end I've reached the optimal state by performing another device reset.

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My friend upgraded from 7 to 10. Then she reverted back to 7. Now there is no wifi or LAN connection. It says its a driver issue. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers from the manufacture. Device manager says all is ok. I made sure the services were enabled. I'm at a loss on this one. Need some expert advice on how to troubleshoot. She has a Sony Vaio model VPCEB33FM.

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Please Help!!! My homepage keeps reverting back to gatewaybiz.com even after changing it in internet options....any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Answer:Homepage Keeps Reverting Back To Gatewaybiz.com

Here is my Logfile from HijackThis...any help would be much appreciated!!!Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 5:21:36 PM, on 8/1/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exeC:\Program Files\Belkin\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome... Read more

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Well, idk if this is a virus or what. I dont think it is. My theme keeps reverting back to classic. When i go to prop. and switch it back, my other themes are deleted. exp. Windows xp. So i downloaded StyleXP to change themes. This helps once in a while but when it does, windows classic stays. How do i fix this?

P.s. I hope i posted right :( if not, please tell me how to fix it then.

Answer:Theme keeps reverting back to W Classic

Check if Windows is set to 'best performance':

Start > Run > Control Panel (switch to claissic view) > System > Advanced > Performance. if it is set to best performance, then set it to best appearance.

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Downloaded and installed win 10. Didn't like it; reverted to win 8. Now, most of my apps will not run. The windows app repair will not run. The app store says these apps are on my computer, but they only flash the screen, they say "app cannot run. error 0x80070003.

Answer:apps don't work after reverting back to win 8 from win 10

Run Tweaking.com - Windows Repair Disable your antivirus program before running Windows Repair.How to Temporarily Disable your Anti-virushttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/for...http://www.techsupportforum.com/for...Start at Step 1 ( very important ) do all the steps until you get to the final step ( Repairs ) Reboot when finished. Right click on the exe & click on > Run as administrator.http://i1-win.softpedia-static.com/... http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/...http://www.tweaking.com/http://www.tweaking.com/content/pag...http://i.imgur.com/Xc9NBsk.gifhttp://i.imgur.com/VajIQFA.gifhttp://i.imgur.com/TLWWxuk.gif

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My acer aspire v5-571-6471 went to update last night. It ran into a problem of some sort told me failure in update and is reverting back to its last functions. I went to bed and when I woke it was on a please wait screen. Been there for 9 hours. I tried alt+f10 to access the recovery partion as I can not get to my login screen. But alt+f10 does nothing. I do not have a windows 8 recovery dick laying around as I just bought the laptop from my sister who also has no recovery dick. Please help. If anyone is nice enough to make a recovery dick iso for usb and allow me to download it I would be grateful. I really don't have the money to go and buy anything at this current time.

Answer:failure in update and is reverting back

The proper word is disc for CD or DVD, not dick. You sound young.

Disc is marked as such on the face of the Optical drive tray.

You can get the Factory Restore discs for Windows 7 from Acer, I did for an Aspire I was given, cost less than $30US, haven't check price for Windows 8 yet.

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I am using SP2 for the first time. I went to a site to download fonts. The new SP2 controls added another press of a button prior to the actual download of every font I downloaded. So I clicked the remember settings for this file type option, then clicked SAVE. After that one downloaded, every other one skipped the save process, and went straight to OPEN. Had I opened the file I clicked remember...... I would have understood why. I went thru my internet options and changed a couple of things, even restored the default options. Nothing. Any ideas as to how I can get the files to save rather than to open?
Note: Right clicking every single time I download something is NOT an option. I already know how to do that. I want to know how to left click and THEN I have the option to open or save.
Thanks in advance!

Answer:reverting back to prior settings

Is this happening only with zip files or every file you download?

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Hi

I have a HP Procurve 1810-24G which I use at home. I have set the switch to use a DHCP-assigned IP from my router but for some reason the switch reverts back to a static IP on another subnet.

Any suggestions on where I'm going wrong or how I can fix the IP to DHCP?

Thanks

Phil
 

Answer:Procurve 1810-24G reverting back to static IP

Philj said:





Hi

I have a HP Procurve 1810-24G which I use at home. I have set the switch to use a DHCP-assigned IP from my router but for some reason the switch reverts back to a static IP on another subnet.

Any suggestions on where I'm going wrong or how I can fix the IP to DHCP?

Thanks

PhilClick to expand...

did you save the config ? does this happen when you reboot ? Is the firmware updated ?
 

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It keeps changing to the Windows 7 basic scheme. I keep having to change it back. Occasionally I get a message that says my color scheme is making my computer slow and if I want to keep it.

Answer:My color scheme keeps reverting back to basic

Do you have any older programs running on your computer? How about any software off of a CD or DVD? These are two common issues. It mostly happens when a program designed for Windows XP is running on Windows 7.

Let us know,
Ben

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I have windows xp home edition. Whenever I get online, my computer will not stay on the page I go to. It reverts back to the previous page that I was on. I have ran virus scans, malware scans, reset IE8, cleaned out cookies, registry, etc. Nothing has worked. I cannot use my computer like this because it will not stay on whatever I am doing. When I ran virus scan, it did detect some trojans. There is also this "image" that keeps coming up on my computer screen: it is about 2 inches in diameter, brown in color and cut into 8 pie sections. these sections all have an icon on them. I also did a highjack scan. I am pasting it in here:

Logfile of IObit HijackScan v1.0.2.0
Scan saved at 22:26:4, on 2011-5-6
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\IObit\IObit Security 360\IS360tray.exe
C:\Program Files\PC Tools Security\pctsGui.exe
C:\Program Files\PDF-XChangeSDKEU\PDFSaver.exe
C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 4\PMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 4\ASCService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\arservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
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So I've had this problem for a couple of weeks now, everytime I reboot my PC to install the updates it will seemingly fail at 100% when configuring the updates "failure configuring updates, reverting back changes" I haven't done any critical changes to my PC, it just suddenly didn't configure the updates correctly. I don't have any third part firewalls or AV programs. I have Windows 8 x64 pro if that's of any use. I also tried to troubleshoot the problem with the windows troubleshooter but it was of no use.
Here's a picture of the update history if that helps: http://tldr.me/11bpbd7.jpg

Answer:Failure configuring updates, reverting back changes

There are too many updates to install at one time. Install 5 at a time, if any cause problems hide them temporarily and continue on to the next batch. It is probable that the .NetFramwork are blocking some of them.

Before doing the above run the Windows Update Troubleshooter:
Troubleshoot problems with installing updates - Windows Help

Windows Key + X, select Command Prompt (Admin) and type exactly sfc /scannow

Temporarily disable your Firewall

Now try the updates as specified above.

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Installed a new video card (geforce mx 4000, not the best but trust me it was a step up). installed the latest detonators, works fine.

but after every restart/reboot and after coming out of a full screen application such as a game, the My Computer icon reverts back to it's original name, "My Computer". I had it changed to HAL (in memorance of 2001) via right-click -> rename, and it's been that way for over a year, but now it just resets.

Now I use TweakUI and Wintidy to keep my icons all in check and in the same place. Far as I know neither have problems with the MX 4000 or its drivers (yes the MX's desktop utility is turned OFF). I've searched google for a registry edit to just hardwire change it directly so it's permanant but I can't find any except to change it via registry to whatever username you are logged on with (not real helpful).

Ideas and help much appreciated.
 

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Hi
I'm new to the forums here. I have used the downloads section before and thought I would try the forums with a challenge I'm having.

-Windows XP Pro;
-800Mhz Celeron processor
-256mb shared ram (pc100)(yes, slooww)
-flex AT form factor (small with only 2 pci slots)

I have an old computer I am working on. I was asked to make it wireless. Swapped out the NIC for a Belkin F5D7000tt Wireless G Desktop Card. I loaded the drivers from the CD, then installed the card. The card immediately picks up the network, but doesn't assign the proper IP. I get the 169.254.252.213. So I update the drivers for the motherboard. I then go to the Wireless Network Connection Properties only to see the General and Advanced tabs. So I go to Services and start the Wireless Zero Configuration service. I also ensure the startup type is automatic. Now I go back to the Wireless Network Connection Properties and can now also see the Wireless Networks tab and the Authentication tab. From here I put a check mark in the "Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings". I highlight the network and click Configure. I check "Data Encryption (WEP Enabled) "Network Authentication" and uncheck "The key is provided for me automatically". I then click Okay and Okay and I have internet access. However, when I restart the computer, it takes me back to the beginning and I have to do this all over again, back to starting the Wireless Zero Configuration... Read more

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i had installed Win7 but experienced problems after installing it...i moved all my data and programs from windows.old to windows using the Win7 media...i got my Vista back My documents/media files but my programs are not working...do i have to reinstall all programs? will a clean vista re-install bring back my programs(microsoft office, adobe cs4 etc...)...any ideas on how i can get my programs to work again without re-installing? thx

Answer:Programs not working after reverting back to Vista

Originally Posted by bosox627


i had installed Win7 but experienced problems after installing it...i moved all my data and programs from windows.old to windows using the Win7 media...i got my Vista back My documents/media files but my programs are not working...do i have to reinstall all programs? will a clean vista re-install bring back my programs(microsoft office, adobe cs4 etc...)...any ideas on how i can get my programs to work again without re-installing? thx



Bosox

The windows.old folder is left so you can move any data from it to the current OS. Your programs dont work because the registry that runs them is gone. A clean install wont help. At this point unless you have a backup we can restore from, you are going to have to re-install the apps

Sorry I couldnt help

Ken

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I have a standard user that keeps reverting back to the highest level UAC. I've changed it as a local admin (move it down one notch) and as the standard user. It'll stick at times but then it'll revert back to the highest level (always notify). why doesnt a standard user UAC stick to what i change it to. There's no domain or local policy that has been set. Note the default profile has been change to mimic a user I created. example. johndoe after setting it up, was copied, renamed to default and the original default was name to default_old. this was done so any new user will have johndoe setup if that makes sense

Answer:UAC keeps reverting to back to highest elevated level

Hi maddog909, welcome to 7F!

I found this thread: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/UAC keeps coming back on all by itself. that may offer some insight to your problem especially since that user had also mentioned he didn't have any domains, and no group policy set.
I realize it is a different problem, but it relates because of the steps used in trying to find out what is causing the peculiar action of the UAC.

I couldn't verify some of the files mentioned in that link like, "registry.pol" because I have a version of 7 where the group policy editor was omitted, but you may find an answer to what is changing your settings.

These two quotes from my link are related:




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Anyway I did an RSOP.MSC, and noticed this (see attached screenshot).
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That is very peculiar - there really shouldn't be anything in the registry.pol file for local policy - local GP is just direct editing of the registry and file system. And your error screen actually implies that something was outside of GPO modifying your settings, but using the domain-based policy caching mechanism to do it. Ordinarily I would say this was likely malware, except that it would be trying to turn your UAC settings off . You using any add-on security software, and can you reproduce your behavior again (or is it fixed for good now)?


This sticks out for me:





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I need some assistance with this used to do this type of stuff years ago but the mind is not what it used to be

I upgraded my laptop (Toshiba L650) to win 10 using the free windows upgrade it upgrade fine no warning or anything about 6 weeks after the upgrade started having problem it wouldn't update an windows products couldn't use Edge so I called Microsoft and they did a few tests and came back with the conclusion that laptop was not compatible with 10 and I need to contact Toshiba for the new drivers, did this and was told they were working on it but that they had so many models that it could take 2 to 3 years if ever to get to my model, I gave them a mouthful know I was wasting my breath.
Sorry for the long story but I am still a little peeved about the whole thing
I have a windows 7 disk from my old PC can I use these to reinstall windows 7 on my LPtop? If yes what do I need to do? Do I need to uninstall windows 10 ? and what information will I need to save?
Help will be much appreciated

Answer:Reverting back to win7 from win10 after 30days

You will need to save all of your data as it will be removed.

If your system has a recovery partition, then you can choose to launch the Toshiba recovery mode and restore to Windows 7.

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