SORRY WRONG CATEGORY - REQUESTING HELP TO RESTORE WIN 7 from WIN 10 on HP desktop.
Hi y'all :-) Can't believe how often I get ripped off. I took my nice XP HP to a shop, they said they could add a Win 7 drive. Then they called with some razzle dazzle, and sold me a refurbished PC with Win 7 & no boot disk. When I saw the thing, it was a small box with only one disk drive. They wrecked my PC taking out the hard disk, and stuck me with this thing. Not even a OS disk. It has 4 gigs of RAM but cannot be used because it is a 32-bit machine. The bios are 10 years old I think AARRGH... I could have had a brand new monitor and keyboard and mouse for what they charged me. When I asked them to wipe the drive and restore Win 7, they wanted $100 !!! THIEVES !!!
Now that I see Lawrence's post about making XP work on a Win 7 PC, I really want 7 back. I am not doing well learning Win 10. It has no saving graces and makes me feel stupid. I tried to describe this machine on my Bleeping profile, but there are quite a few blanks on the Device Manager. Including this View Sonic monitor that gives such a great picture, but has no drivers? Am getting a "Resolution Notice" again, solved in a previous problem when my video card was dying on the HP.
Not to mention that I got fooled into letting the bad guys on my machine with the popup that said "Call Microsoft" and a screaming siren... Windows 10, so I had no idea how to turn it off. I guess I could have muted the sound button, but couldn't see it on the older monitor I was using at the time. Still using my E machine with XP SP2 as a typewriter... my old printer doesn't plug into the new/old machine. Had been using a thumb drive, and then the ink scam came (seller removed the chip from the new OEM ink cartridge to make it unrecognizeable to the Canon BJC-250 that is still humming except for the ink scam. Guess what he is selling printers, but I didn't buy from that thief. Score 1 for me, about 100 for the bad guys.)
I've copied down all the files i backed up from my phone, so no problem there. But the thieves didn't turn on the backup/restore point setting for me, and I didn't find it until after the Win 10 update happened within 10 days of getting the new/old machine. I had put a stop/review on the updates, but Microsoft, in their infinite wisdom... I responded to their survey that I HATED it! No response.
Love you guys. Hope you are getting the funds you need for court...
Edited by JoanneMT, 27 October 2016 - 08:10 PM.