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Are you downgrading from 64bit Vista to 32bit Vista?

If so you will need to purchase the complete installation for 32bit Vista. You insert the disc into the computer, when it asks "press any key to boot CD" press any key, it will start the windows installation. Just continue through with everything. Be warned that this WILL erase all data off of the computer.

If you are trying to downgrade from Vista to XP you will need to find out if the manufacturer ever released drivers for XP for that model of computer. Most newer machines are not XP compatible anymore.

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How to change an operating system on the c:/ drive without destroying the information on the drive. Your email address: JCMCJMC68@YAHOO.COM


Your motherboard has to accept 64 bit OS before anything. If it is 32 bit only it will never load a 64 bit operating system. The easiest way to keep all your pictures, music and any other data files is to transfer them to an external USB drive. If you don't have the original software installation disks the software you have on the C drive won't run because the registry will have to be rebuilt. If you do get the 64 bit version of 7 to work, you'll have to upgrade most of your existing software to 64 bit versions. Example: installing a 32 bit version of Word will not run on a 64 bit machine.

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Helo any1 there...i hv a compaq pressario cq40 144tu laptop with 2gb ram installed with windows 7 home basic 64 bit..it is recently crashed now i want to install 32 bit windows 7 on it.but the installation...


Downgrading from 64bit to 32 bit is not possible

the drivers that work in 64bit don't work in 32bit
64bit windows on a 64bit processor would work faster and more efficiently than a 32bit version of windows, i'd recommend against installing 32bit Win7 when you already have 64bit

if you do end up downgrading visiting the Compaq site and looking in their downloads section should lead you to some drivers for your laptop

however, if you got Win7 64bit as stock with your laptop 32bit windows might not be supported by the manufacturer

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I have window 7 64 bits, can I down grade to window xp pro 32 or 64 bits? what about my drivers app? where do I get them?


Do not downgrade. 32 bit is out and even though you can still find some 32 bit machines, they are not what is current. Downgrading has TONS of errors, the most significant is drivers. The older OS cannot run the newer hardware topology. Even HD access drivers no longer work. stick with the 64 bit, it is an outstanding system, and it is stable. The downside is some really older programs do not run, even in compatability mode. Get updated programs.

Sorry, not the answer that you wanted. Early days allowed some downgrades, but no longer can you be successful. Why would someone develop a driver for an outdates OS.

Windows 7 works great, once set up correctly and user shown maybe 8 or 10 things that are different... Otherwise, you will be able to find and do everything. The coolest feature is the search feature, in upper right corner box of Windows explorer, type something about what you are looking for and the system brings up everything with that text in it, in title, body, subject, and other fields...Pretty cool for the disorganized.

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I got my aspire x3200 and vista sucks... now im trying to install xp and im having blue screen error.. i want to downgrade it to xp.. tnx...


its a 64 bit system, you'll have to get xp 64 bit in order for it to work right, standard 32 bit software will only frustrate you

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The printer is installed in windows 7 but cannot run software to install toolbox. got it to work but does not recognise printer.


windows 7 has two different versions on the format side and that is 64/32

Now if your running 64 bit chances are is your printer does not like the driver that came with it so you need to find a 64 bit driver or downgrade to 32 bit windows 7 operating system.

If windows is not recognizing the printer is there you may need to download a updated driver for the printer before it will work correctly.

let us know what version of windows 7 64/32?

your make and model printer?

Thanks

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Integrated Camera is not reconized by vista 64-bit.. Please help me....


Very often you will find that not much older periferials like Cameras, Printers, Ipods, Scanners, and many Applications do NOT work with VISTA 64 Bit O.S..

First go to the CAMERA MANUFACTURER Customer Services or Website and see if they have a PATCH or another Driver for this camera so it can operate on VISTA 64 Bit. If it does, simply DOWNLOAD THE DRIVER AND "RUN" it and it will replace to old driver and your Camera will Run Properly,

If there is no Driver offered to run on 64 bit program then you have more serious issues that require more radical fixes which you have to evaluate on the basis of how much you need the Periferial or can there be a substitute that can run on the 64 bit program. 64 Bit programs are basically not much different from the much more popular 32 Bit Programs your camera would probably work on, no problem.

Try Calling Microsoft Customer Service and/or look on their Home Page for Solutions but generally the only alternative is:

1) Return the Camera and Exchange for one that runs on Vista 64 bit O.S.
2) Downgrade your Computer to a 32 Bit Version of Vista.
3) Look for the latest Beta Solutions you usually find on Google that may fix this

Vista 64 Bit O.S. Versions are only necessary if you are using more than 4 GB of RAM for e.g. GAMMERS who require a lot of Memory (actually up to 128 GB). Otherwise there is little difference between 32 and 64 bit versions. As VISTA was not that popular to begin with, many manufacturers did not bother providing UPGRADED SOFTWARE AND DRIVERS for VISTA 64 BIT assuming few would buy it off the shelf and mostly their product would be used with WIn XP or Vista 32 Bit until the Next Microsoft O.S. Came around.

Vista is a Memory Hog and as such should be used with only 4 GB of RAM for it to run properly. 3 is adequate, 2 GB its lethargic at best. VISTA 32 bit HAS A LIMIT OF 4 GB of RAM so that is cutting it close but still a better idea to "DOWNGRADE" to 32 Bit so your O.S. would be much more compatable with other Periferals and Software Applications. Many Periferals ( appliances) and Applictions will not run on 64 bit programs especially if they were designed before 64 bit was introduced. THE BEST FIX, IF YOU ARE NOT A RAD GAMMER REQUIRING MORE THAN 4 GB OF RAM is to "DOWNGRADE" TO VISTA 32 bit or even better to Windows XP if your computer can work with that O.S.: check with the Manufacturer. Your camera may even work on XP 64 bit.

Kodak still makes some nice disposable Film Cameras; you can take your pictures then have them developed, and scan them into your computer that is if your SCANNER STILL WORKS with the 64 bit program LOL

Good Luck

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I NEED TO CHANGE FROM 64 BIT VISTA OS TO 32 BIT " XP OR VISTA OS


Ummmm. Its quite expensive to do that but i suppose if you need to ten its a viable option. You could buy a cheap 32 bit machine instead or try downgrading vista.http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/1033/ordermedia/default.mspx This may help you if you retail bought the machine.

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Software incompatibility on my acer aspire6930-6455


Well, we wont know until you try. In my opinion, your 32/64 bit issues will be solved, but you would still have the normal vista/xp compatibility issues.

But that is to be expected, like when we all upgraded from win98 to XP.

So - I would recommend downgrading to Vista 32 bit, or getting the 64bit software version of the programs you want to use.

Good Luck, and let me know what you did, and how it turned out! :)

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