Uninstalling duplicate Win 7 installations

August 23, 2011 at 10:55:29
Specs: Windows 7, Intel i5 3.20 GHz/6Gb
I just formated my computer, I had the licensed Windows 7 Home Premium before but when i formated it now runs on a pirated Windows 7 Ultimate. Somehow I now have 2 operating systems at once and would like to delete the old one as it's not working properly. I searched google and came to Windows' site and it told me that deleting the old one could cause trouble. I was also wondering that since I have the same files on both operating systems some of the installed programs work on the new one (uTorrent, Mozilla, Skype, Foobar2000) and some of them are not (photoshop, games), why is that? And can you get them all to work or do i have to install them again?

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#1
August 23, 2011 at 12:38:23
better off sticking with your legal home premium, create a recovery cd from inside home premium, delete the illegal ultimate, use EasyBCD to clean the boot file, and then if you have problems booting drop in the cd and run a repair.

the difference between home premium and ultimate does not really concern most people http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/... is it worth giving up a legal working copy for an illegal version that may contain viri or get chopped by a windows update??

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#2
August 24, 2011 at 03:15:50
I don't have the disc anymore, that's why I pirated. I don't care if it's home premium or ultimate, I just took the torrent that I found best.

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#3
August 24, 2011 at 04:39:53
If you purchased the computer preinstalled with Windows 7 you can purchase a recovery disk from the manufacturer for a VERY reasonable amount of money (some may offer it as free download) and you just use your original key. This will even have all of your original drivers since it will be made for you based on your exact model and version.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
August 24, 2011 at 10:10:27
Okay, but if i were to install windows with the recovery disc I would still have to uninstall the old ones.

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#5
August 24, 2011 at 22:41:19
have you tried accessing the hidden partition and commiting to a factory restore, if you only formatted the C; drive, (which it seemed you didnt) you may be able to access the hidden partition recovery os and reset the machine to the day you bought it.
what machine do have? normally you would tap an F ky at boot for the recovery options, a full/factory restore will wipe your C; drive and reinstall your original OS to the day you bought it, then you can just format the partition with the 2nd os on it.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#6
August 25, 2011 at 07:38:57
I have a Hp pavilion elite hpe 411

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