Can't get Vista off of my computer  
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WimVL





PostPosted: Wed Jul 11 17:22:01 CDT 2007 Top

Windows Vista >> Can't get Vista off of my computer

When I try to do a backup my computer stops responding and as far as I can
tell there is no Windows. old folder. Why don't you have a separate cd disk
to remove Vista? Now I'm going to have to take my computer to get it repaired.

Windows Vista32  
 
 
MickMurphy





PostPosted: Wed Jul 11 17:22:01 CDT 2007 Top

Windows Vista >> Can't get Vista off of my computer http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/933168

If the above is not the solution for you, set boot menu to 1:CD, insert XP
disk; reboot.



> When I try to do a backup my computer stops responding and as far as I can
> tell there is no Windows. old folder. Why don't you have a separate cd disk
> to remove Vista? Now I'm going to have to take my computer to get it repaired.
 
 
Bill





PostPosted: Wed Jul 11 17:22:46 CDT 2007 Top

Windows Vista >> Can't get Vista off of my computer Boot off the your XP CD. Make sure that the Boot device in the BIOS is set
to the CD/DVD drive. Delete the partition and start over.

Remember to backup your data prior to doing this.




> When I try to do a backup my computer stops responding and as far as I can
> tell there is no Windows. old folder. Why don't you have a separate cd
> disk
> to remove Vista? Now I'm going to have to take my computer to get it
> repaired.


 
 
Jupiter





PostPosted: Wed Jul 11 17:23:14 CDT 2007 Top

Windows Vista >> Can't get Vista off of my computer A disk to remove Vista?
Simply use the install media for whatever operating system you want
installed.

Exactly what do you want do do?
Get back to the previous operating system?
Did you upgrade?
From what to what?

If you upgraded, you will probably need to perform a Clean
Installation of whatever operating system you had previously
installed.

--
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
http://www.dts-l.org




> When I try to do a backup my computer stops responding and as far as
> I can
> tell there is no Windows. old folder. Why don't you have a separate
> cd disk
> to remove Vista? Now I'm going to have to take my computer to get it
> repaired.

 
 
David





PostPosted: Wed Jul 11 20:25:02 CDT 2007 Top

Windows Vista >> Can't get Vista off of my computer My experience has been, it's not that simple. I had to boot from a DOS boot
disk and use FDISK to properly remove the Vista Non-DOS NTFS partition. A
DOS boot disk can be obtained at www.bootdisk.com if needed. Otherwise
Partition Magic (in XP) showed the partition as being BAD. Apparently Vista
does something different in making the partition that XP can not undo. It
was all for nothing though. After a few days using XP, I missed Vista and
came back :-)
--------------
We are everywhere.





> Boot off the your XP CD. Make sure that the Boot device in the BIOS is
> set to the CD/DVD drive. Delete the partition and start over.
>
> Remember to backup your data prior to doing this.
>
>


>> When I try to do a backup my computer stops responding and as far as I
>> can
>> tell there is no Windows. old folder. Why don't you have a separate cd
>> disk
>> to remove Vista? Now I'm going to have to take my computer to get it
>> repaired.
>
>
 
 
PotentialWindowsVistaUser





PostPosted: Wed Jul 11 23:52:03 CDT 2007 Top

Windows Vista >> Can't get Vista off of my computer The best way to get your data backed up is to download a Knoppix cd .iso and
burn it to a disk using burn4free at www.burn4free.com then put the disk in
and turn on the computer or reboot and after loading knoppix right click on
your hard drive on the deskop and click open. Then plug in your external Hard
drive and notice the new icon on the deskop. right click on this icon and
click mount, then right click again and hit change read write mode, and then
open that icon and copy and paste.



> When I try to do a backup my computer stops responding and as far as I can
> tell there is no Windows. old folder. Why don't you have a separate cd disk
> to remove Vista? Now I'm going to have to take my computer to get it repaired.
 
 
Lang





PostPosted: Thu Jul 12 01:42:35 CDT 2007 Top

Windows Vista >> Can't get Vista off of my computer "Potential Windows Vista User"


> The best way to get your data backed up is to download a Knoppix cd .iso
> and
> burn it to a disk using burn4free at www.burn4free.com then put the disk
> in
> and turn on the computer or reboot and after loading knoppix right click
> on
> your hard drive on the deskop and click open. Then plug in your external
> Hard
> drive and notice the new icon on the deskop. right click on this icon and
> click mount, then right click again and hit change read write mode, and
> then
> open that icon and copy and paste.
>

<snip>

Knoppix doesn't need a driver to read NTFS partions?

Lang

 
 
Lang





PostPosted: Thu Jul 12 01:47:25 CDT 2007 Top

Windows Vista >> Can't get Vista off of my computer

> When I try to do a backup my computer stops responding and as far as I can
> tell there is no Windows. old folder. Why don't you have a separate cd
> disk
> to remove Vista? Now I'm going to have to take my computer to get it
> repaired.


Backup is halting because it can't find the folder "windows.old?"

If you want to remove Vista, your "...separate CD disk to remove Vista" is
your XP install CD. Unless, of course, this is a new PC and you don't have
an XP install CD.

Sorry to hear that you have to "...take your computer to get it repaired."
Because backup is stalling on the "windows.old' folder?" Do you have any
restore points to which you can revert?

Lang

 
 
Bill





PostPosted: Thu Jul 12 09:31:07 CDT 2007 Top

Windows Vista >> Can't get Vista off of my computer I'm not sure why you say it's not that simple unless you had a corrupt
partition. I just removed Vista from a test box the other day. I changed
the BIOS to boot off of the CD drive, inserted a bootable XP disk. When XP
showed the drives, I highlighted the C partition, deleted it, then was able
to format it and install XP. Simple process. Maybe partition magic was
the problem. For most users who do vanilla installs, going back to XP is
simple.




> My experience has been, it's not that simple. I had to boot from a DOS
> boot disk and use FDISK to properly remove the Vista Non-DOS NTFS
> partition. A DOS boot disk can be obtained at www.bootdisk.com if needed.
> Otherwise Partition Magic (in XP) showed the partition as being BAD.
> Apparently Vista does something different in making the partition that XP
> can not undo. It was all for nothing though. After a few days using XP, I
> missed Vista and came back :-)
> --------------
> We are everywhere.
>
>
>


>> Boot off the your XP CD. Make sure that the Boot device in the BIOS is
>> set to the CD/DVD drive. Delete the partition and start over.
>>
>> Remember to backup your data prior to doing this.
>>
>>


>>> When I try to do a backup my computer stops responding and as far as I
>>> can
>>> tell there is no Windows. old folder. Why don't you have a separate cd
>>> disk
>>> to remove Vista? Now I'm going to have to take my computer to get it
>>> repaired.
>>
>>


 
 
David





PostPosted: Thu Jul 12 09:52:29 CDT 2007 Top

Windows Vista >> Can't get Vista off of my computer I did exactly as you did, twice, and had no problem doing it. I was just
relating that when XP partitioned my Vista partitioned drive, the partition
was shown as bad in Partition Magic. Once I deleted the partition with FDISK
and then let XP partition the drive all was well.
--------------
It is better to be brief than boring.





> I'm not sure why you say it's not that simple unless you had a corrupt
> partition. I just removed Vista from a test box the other day. I
> changed the BIOS to boot off of the CD drive, inserted a bootable XP disk.
> When XP showed the drives, I highlighted the C partition, deleted it, then
> was able to format it and install XP. Simple process. Maybe partition
> magic was the problem. For most users who do vanilla installs, going back
> to XP is simple.
>
>


>> My experience has been, it's not that simple. I had to boot from a DOS
>> boot disk and use FDISK to properly remove the Vista Non-DOS NTFS
>> partition. A DOS boot disk can be obtained at www.bootdisk.com if needed.
>> Otherwise Partition Magic (in XP) showed the partition as being BAD.
>> Apparently Vista does something different in making the partition that XP
>> can not undo. It was all for nothing though. After a few days using XP, I
>> missed Vista and came back :-)
>> --------------
>> We are everywhere.
>>
>>
>>


>>> Boot off the your XP CD. Make sure that the Boot device in the BIOS is
>>> set to the CD/DVD drive. Delete the partition and start over.
>>>
>>> Remember to backup your data prior to doing this.
>>>
>>>


>>>> When I try to do a backup my computer stops responding and as far as I
>>>> can
>>>> tell there is no Windows. old folder. Why don't you have a separate cd
>>>> disk
>>>> to remove Vista? Now I'm going to have to take my computer to get it
>>>> repaired.
>>>
>>>
>
>
 
 
PotentialWindowsVistaUser





PostPosted: Thu Jul 12 23:32:00 CDT 2007 Top

Windows Vista >> Can't get Vista off of my computer NO knoppix does not need a driver to read NTFS partitons. Most of the time
the problem is located between the keyboard and chair. If all you want to do
is back up from an NTFS drive then just open it and copy and paste to the
other drive. If you want to write to NTFS then you need to right click the
drive (probably need to do this with FAT32 too) and confirm that you want to
enable writing to the drive. Thats it.



> "Potential Windows Vista User"


> > The best way to get your data backed up is to download a Knoppix cd .iso
> > and
> > burn it to a disk using burn4free at www.burn4free.com then put the disk
> > in
> > and turn on the computer or reboot and after loading knoppix right click
> > on
> > your hard drive on the deskop and click open. Then plug in your external
> > Hard
> > drive and notice the new icon on the deskop. right click on this icon and
> > click mount, then right click again and hit change read write mode, and
> > then
> > open that icon and copy and paste.
> >
>
> <snip>
>
> Knoppix doesn't need a driver to read NTFS partions?
>
> Lang
>
 
 
Lang





PostPosted: Fri Jul 13 00:35:50 CDT 2007 Top

Windows Vista >> Can't get Vista off of my computer "Potential Windows Vista User"


> NO knoppix does not need a driver to read NTFS partitons. Most of the time
> the problem is located between the keyboard and chair. If all you want to
> do
> is back up from an NTFS drive then just open it and copy and paste to the
> other drive. If you want to write to NTFS then you need to right click the
> drive (probably need to do this with FAT32 too) and confirm that you want
> to
> enable writing to the drive. Thats it.
>

>
>> "Potential Windows Vista User"


>> > The best way to get your data backed up is to download a Knoppix cd
>> > .iso
>> > and
>> > burn it to a disk using burn4free at www.burn4free.com then put the
>> > disk
>> > in
>> > and turn on the computer or reboot and after loading knoppix right
>> > click
>> > on
>> > your hard drive on the deskop and click open. Then plug in your
>> > external
>> > Hard
>> > drive and notice the new icon on the deskop. right click on this icon
>> > and
>> > click mount, then right click again and hit change read write mode, and
>> > then
>> > open that icon and copy and paste.
>> >
>>
>> <snip>
>>
>> Knoppix doesn't need a driver to read NTFS partions?
>>
>> Lang
>>


Yeah, my bad... I meant write, not read... but it seems, from your response,
that Knoppix will do that too. I vaguely remember there being an issue with
writing to NTFS drives from certain nix distros... maybe that's been fixed
across the board.

Lang