1.    07 Nov 2010 #1
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    Reinstalling Vista 32 over SEVEN 64


    Hi there! first of all.. im a noob, about a month ago my dad got a Dell Laptop with windows 7 64 bit, i took the cd (original, it came with the laptop) and installed on my computer, I was running Vista 32 bit, it all worked well but then Microsoft started sending my the notice that my windows seven is not original.. I think it is because it was first installed on mi dads laptop and already registered.. so I want to return to My old Vista home premium 32 bit OS but every time i try to install it it send my a notice of some files missing with the error code 0x080070017... so far I tried to boot from the CD/DVD also entering my boot system and changed my HDD configuration to ATA (I read in other post that it may help... but I find no difference) and i just dont now what else to do, Im assuming that it is all because of the registry!!!!!! can someone help me with this?


    by the way sorry for the bad english!

    My laptop is a DellStudio
    Intel core 2 duo 2.00 GHZ
    4 Gb RAM
    Mobil intel 965 chipset family (video)
    if you need more info let me know!! oplease im starting to get very desperate
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  2.    07 Nov 2010 #2
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    Re: Reinstalling Vista 32 over SEVEN 64


    Are you doing a clean install? You cannot install 32 over a 64.
    Clean Install with a Full Version of Vista

    or
    Clean Install From Upgrade Vista


    Use the method that applies.
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  3.    07 Nov 2010 #3
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    Re: Reinstalling Vista 32 over SEVEN 64


    Yes Im doing it that way, it wont let me.. it stucks at 8% and sends me the error code....
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  4.    07 Nov 2010 #4
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    Re: Reinstalling Vista 32 over SEVEN 64


    First no mad faces. Just happy faces, we will get this to work
    What kind of DVD, upgrade or full retail?
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  5.    07 Nov 2010 #5
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    Re: Reinstalling Vista 32 over SEVEN 64


    Full retail, only sp1 D:
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  6.    07 Nov 2010 #6
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    Re: Reinstalling Vista 32 over SEVEN 64


    its full retail DVD
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  7.    07 Nov 2010 #7
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    Re: Reinstalling Vista 32 over SEVEN 64


    OK good answer. Try this
    SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Forums
    This is for Vista, also
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  8.    07 Nov 2010 #8
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    Re: Reinstalling Vista 32 over SEVEN 64


    thanks! i'll give it a try then I will let you know
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  9.    07 Nov 2010 #9
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    Re: Reinstalling Vista 32 over SEVEN 64


    It should work, but if not post and we will see what to do next
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  10.    07 Nov 2010 #10
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    Re: Reinstalling Vista 32 over SEVEN 64


    Well I couldnt even get the command menu to open with the three steps that are listed bellow!
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