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  • Started 1 year ago by brad5112
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brad5112
Posts: 5

hey everyone im a little confused on what to do basically:

i have an acer aspire 5315 running windows vista i want to install windows 7 but i wanted to install a non activated one to see how it copes etc before purchasing a copy.

my question is if i create a restore point now and then install windows 7 will i be able to use my restore point to go back to vista asif nothing had happened ??

Posted 1 year ago
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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

NO

More information.

The computer is old and will only support 32 Bit Version of Windows 7.

Probably best to stick with what you have until budget allows for more up-to-date computer.

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brad5112
Posts: 5

i dont need a better machine its capable.. 32 bit is not a problem either way but keeping in mind that an acer has a hidden partician to restore the laptop to factory settings would that be taken away if so how can i create a full sytem backup ? . thanks for the reply

Posted 1 year ago
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Xhi
Xhi
Posts: 6298

Macrium Reflect will take an image backup of your disk. Then you can do whatever you like and replace the image if need be. Then you would be right back where you started.

However as Rick mentioned it may be a futile effort as Windows 7 will not work up to par on and old and slow computer. We would hate to have your impression of a really good Operating System be tainted by trying it on an underpowered computer.

Posted 1 year ago
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brad5112
Posts: 5

so if i got that it would copy EVERYTHING so can be back to normal ?

Posted 1 year ago
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Xhi
Xhi
Posts: 6298

Yes image the whole disk, all partitions. Then when you put it back it will be exactly as it was.

Posted 1 year ago
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GuiltySpark
GuiltySpark
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*note back up to an external drive.

Posted 1 year ago
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brad5112
Posts: 5

okay thanks great support and help muchly appreciated

Posted 1 year ago
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whs
whs
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With an image you go back to exactly the same point in time to when you took the image. But before you proceed, I suggest you run this test to see whether your PC is supported by Windows 7 :: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us.....aspx?id=20

Posted 1 year ago
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brad5112
Posts: 5

ive already done all of the checks etc gonna start moving all my files etc thankyou guys.

Posted 1 year ago
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whs
whs
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If your files are on the C partition, there is no need to move them seperately. They will be part of the image of C.

Alternatively you could make a seperate data partition and move your user files there. Then they will not be affected by an installation of Windows 7 into C.

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