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#1 pcgeekguru


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Posted 24 July 2010 - 06:41 PM

ok i am planning to downgrade my netbook from windows 7 starter to vista temporarily because of all the junk thats on it from when i purchased the netbook. i am planning to put windows 7 back on there eventually when my friend buys his windows 7 disc. i read on the net that the two os's are basically the same but wasnt sure if the windows 7 drivers would work on vista. im not putting vista on until i am for sure the drivers wiill work for vista but any of your peoples' help will help me greatly. :note: they said that vista drivers work on windows 7 but i dont know if it can go the other way around.

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#2 Blathnat


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Posted 26 July 2010 - 06:56 PM

You may have other issues to consider besides drivers. Your Starter activation key may not work on the Home Premium edition. Also, if you have a recovery partition, it will restore your machine to Starter, not Home Premium. There may be other files and utilities in OEM versions of which you are not aware.

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 08:14 PM

because of all the junk thats on it from when i purchased the netbook

How about removing them?
Uninstall all the software suites/applications you don't need.
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