I just did a trial for Window 7, but the trial ended, is there anyway for me to change my operating system back to my previous one?

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I just did a trial for Window 7, but the trial ended, is there anyway for me to change my operating system back to my previous one?

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It is best to buy a legal copy of Windows 7 that helps to back to your previous one. Or you have to update via internet but before doing u must clear all legal things. There is an another way to do that, but I never entertain this process. Because this is not legal and sometimes it is called PIRACY.

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  • Chippy088
    If you over wrote the old OS when you installed Win 7 trial, then no. If you installed it as a second OS, then you could try to uninstall the Win 7, and see if you can restore your old OS from an earlier save point. Buying a copy of Win 7 will not help you revert to the old OS. Waste of money, as you want to revert. Don't quite understand why the previous answer didn't answer your question. If your PC has the original MS information label (key etc.) of the previous OS, then you could reinstall it using that to authenticate the install. So many people get caught with trial installs. MicroSoft should be more responsible, and allow dual installations, purely for this reason.
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  • jinteik
    When you test a trial is nothing got to do with piracy...it is just for you to test and if you like it buy it.. but yeah if you overwrite your windows, there will no way to turn it back unless you have an image copy before you use your trial...
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  • shanekearney
    Hi above you dont mention anything about installing a cracked copy of Windows so I will assume it is not First things first when you installed the trial version of this OS did you do a clean install? because if so then your old OS is indeed gone So lets say you want to downgrade from Win 7 to Vista firstly Open your Windows 7 drive and make sure that you have Windows.old in the root of the drive. We use Windows.old folder to restore Windows Vista from Windows 7. So without Windows.old folder you can’t downgrade to Vista from Windows 7. Insert your Windows 7 installation disc in the DVD drive and reboot your PC to boot into the recovery environment, select Windows 7 and open a command prompt, then type the following but hit enter after each command C: Md Win7 Move Windows Win7Windows Move "Program Files" "Win7Program Files" Move Users Win7Users Attrib –h –s –r ProgramData Move ProgramData Win7ProgramData Rd "Documents and Settings" move /y c:Windows.oldWindows c: move /y "c:Windows.oldProgram Files" c: move /y c:Windows.oldProgramData c: move /y c:Windows.oldUsers c: move /y "c:Windows.oldDocuments and Settings" c: D:bootbootsect /nt60 C: Finally type exit and then reboot your PC to start using your Windows Vista OS. You can now safely delete the Win7 folder in the root of your “C” drive to free up disk space. Good luck!
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  • Dadalwgd
    the best thing to go back your previous one is to this to borrow oem cd from a friend if you have guniune windows product key at the back of your computer then you can use that copy with using your product key, other wise you can order oem cd from microsoft .
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