I'm in a world of trouble. I had a simple problem to begin with. I had a virus on my computer and had to clear the hard drives and reinstall Windows XP. The problem was, I didn't have any recovery disks, so a consultant at my university installed Windows 7, because it was free and available, being in the beta version.
Problem was, I have a Sony VAIO VGN-FS850P/W, and it didn't have compatible drivers, specifically in the media department. So, nothing displays correctly and my sound is awful--can you say static? I needed to get back to XP, so I ordered the XP media recovery disks from Sony.
However, these disks will not work from startup! The most I can do is select "Autorun" when the computer has loaded, but for restoration it prompts me to restart the computer. And when I do this, the disk is still not read. I think Windows 7 is blocking this process.
Basically, is there a way to "rollback" Windows 7 to XP so I can use my recovery disks and start over?