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Rolling back to XP

  1. #1


    sphockey04 Guest

    Rolling back to XP

    Hey everyone,
    Recently installed windows vista beta and am having some serious problems
    with my computer now. Microsoft Office won't stop trying to update, as it
    needs cd's that I no longer have, as my laptop was setup through my
    university. How could I get rid of vista and go back to using XP?

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  3. #2


    Mark D. VandenBerg Guest

    Re: Rolling back to XP

    Let me understand you:

    You installed a beta O/S on a computer that is owned by a university, it
    isn't working, and now you want to make it all back the way it was before
    the IT guy's find out? Have I gotten close?

    The only way to go back to XP now is to reformat and reinstall. Try telling
    the IT guys, when you ask for the discs, that you need them for a, a,
    research project, yeah, that's it.


    "sphockey04" <sphockey04@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:2EC0D327-2F62-40CD-9A82-B9EAA4620918@microsoft.com...
    Hey everyone,
    Recently installed windows vista beta and am having some serious problems
    with my computer now. Microsoft Office won't stop trying to update, as it
    needs cd's that I no longer have, as my laptop was setup through my
    university. How could I get rid of vista and go back to using XP?


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3


    sphockey04 Guest

    Re: Rolling back to XP

    Sorry if I wasn't being clear enough...
    I own the machine, however it was bought through my university, therefore
    they installed a number of essential programs (Microsoft Office included).
    Vista seems to work fine, except it keeps trying to update/configure
    Microsoft Office Professional XP, asking me to insert the disc over and over
    whenever I boot up the computer or open any windows or programs, rendering my
    computer basically unusable. Is there anyway around this problem besides
    reformatting? Reformatting would work, however I will not be able to
    reinstall these programs as I'm not currently at school...not a very feasible
    option at the moment.
    Thanks for your help.

    "Mark D. VandenBerg" wrote:

    > Let me understand you:
    >
    > You installed a beta O/S on a computer that is owned by a university, it
    > isn't working, and now you want to make it all back the way it was before
    > the IT guy's find out? Have I gotten close?
    >
    > The only way to go back to XP now is to reformat and reinstall. Try telling
    > the IT guys, when you ask for the discs, that you need them for a, a,
    > research project, yeah, that's it.
    >
    >
    > "sphockey04" <sphockey04@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:2EC0D327-2F62-40CD-9A82-B9EAA4620918@microsoft.com...
    > Hey everyone,
    > Recently installed windows vista beta and am having some serious problems
    > with my computer now. Microsoft Office won't stop trying to update, as it
    > needs cd's that I no longer have, as my laptop was setup through my
    > university. How could I get rid of vista and go back to using XP?
    >


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  5. #4


    Mark D. VandenBerg Guest

    Re: Rolling back to XP

    Perhaps, and this either will help you or completely crash your system,
    download and install the Office 2007 Pro Beta?

    Kinda like putting a band aid on the jugular, but it would be enough to get
    to the hospital. Keep in mind, the Office Beta has a time limit, after
    which it is rendered dead, just like Vista.


    "sphockey04" <sphockey04@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:48E4B9C1-93A0-42E0-AD1C-87C542A8E535@microsoft.com...
    Sorry if I wasn't being clear enough...
    I own the machine, however it was bought through my university, therefore
    they installed a number of essential programs (Microsoft Office included).
    Vista seems to work fine, except it keeps trying to update/configure
    Microsoft Office Professional XP, asking me to insert the disc over and over
    whenever I boot up the computer or open any windows or programs, rendering
    my
    computer basically unusable. Is there anyway around this problem besides
    reformatting? Reformatting would work, however I will not be able to
    reinstall these programs as I'm not currently at school...not a very
    feasible
    option at the moment.
    Thanks for your help.

    "Mark D. VandenBerg" wrote:

    > Let me understand you:
    >
    > You installed a beta O/S on a computer that is owned by a university, it
    > isn't working, and now you want to make it all back the way it was before
    > the IT guy's find out? Have I gotten close?
    >
    > The only way to go back to XP now is to reformat and reinstall. Try
    > telling
    > the IT guys, when you ask for the discs, that you need them for a, a,
    > research project, yeah, that's it.
    >
    >
    > "sphockey04" <sphockey04@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:2EC0D327-2F62-40CD-9A82-B9EAA4620918@microsoft.com...
    > Hey everyone,
    > Recently installed windows vista beta and am having some serious problems
    > with my computer now. Microsoft Office won't stop trying to update, as it
    > needs cd's that I no longer have, as my laptop was setup through my
    > university. How could I get rid of vista and go back to using XP?
    >



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  6. #5


    pweegar Guest

    Re: Rolling back to XP

    Any chance that your laptop has a recovery partition? Your ver. of Office
    may also be here. You boot into the recover partion and let it rebuild the
    orginal OS. WARNING: This is a destructive operation. You will lose Vista.

    Just a thought.

    "sphockey04" <sphockey04@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:2EC0D327-2F62-40CD-9A82-B9EAA4620918@microsoft.com...
    > Hey everyone,
    > Recently installed windows vista beta and am having some serious problems
    > with my computer now. Microsoft Office won't stop trying to update, as it
    > needs cd's that I no longer have, as my laptop was setup through my
    > university. How could I get rid of vista and go back to using XP?



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  7. #6


    Steven Wabik Guest

    Re: Rolling back to XP

    i think office xp might just be having an issue with vista. try uninstalling
    it, if possible. either way try putting office 2007 on it. and good luck.
    "sphockey04" <sphockey04@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:48E4B9C1-93A0-42E0-AD1C-87C542A8E535@microsoft.com...
    > Sorry if I wasn't being clear enough...
    > I own the machine, however it was bought through my university, therefore
    > they installed a number of essential programs (Microsoft Office included).
    > Vista seems to work fine, except it keeps trying to update/configure
    > Microsoft Office Professional XP, asking me to insert the disc over and
    > over
    > whenever I boot up the computer or open any windows or programs, rendering
    > my
    > computer basically unusable. Is there anyway around this problem besides
    > reformatting? Reformatting would work, however I will not be able to
    > reinstall these programs as I'm not currently at school...not a very
    > feasible
    > option at the moment.
    > Thanks for your help.
    >
    > "Mark D. VandenBerg" wrote:
    >
    >> Let me understand you:
    >>
    >> You installed a beta O/S on a computer that is owned by a university, it
    >> isn't working, and now you want to make it all back the way it was before
    >> the IT guy's find out? Have I gotten close?
    >>
    >> The only way to go back to XP now is to reformat and reinstall. Try
    >> telling
    >> the IT guys, when you ask for the discs, that you need them for a, a,
    >> research project, yeah, that's it.
    >>
    >>
    >> "sphockey04" <sphockey04@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:2EC0D327-2F62-40CD-9A82-B9EAA4620918@microsoft.com...
    >> Hey everyone,
    >> Recently installed windows vista beta and am having some serious problems
    >> with my computer now. Microsoft Office won't stop trying to update, as
    >> it
    >> needs cd's that I no longer have, as my laptop was setup through my
    >> university. How could I get rid of vista and go back to using XP?
    >>



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  8. #7


    Zapper Guest

    Re: Rolling back to XP

    It is not an "issue with Vista" He had a copy of Office installed for
    him...any changes to the installation will require the original CD's, just
    like if he were to have tried to run an update on XP
    He does not own the CD's, rather had someone install it onto his
    machine.....
    I would suggest goign the Office 2007 route and trying to import any
    important emails.

    "Steven Wabik" <Stevenw45@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:8EEDB80C-BEF9-4A34-AD7A-202B2EF88011@microsoft.com...
    >i think office xp might just be having an issue with vista. try
    >uninstalling it, if possible. either way try putting office 2007 on it. and
    >good luck.
    > "sphockey04" <sphockey04@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:48E4B9C1-93A0-42E0-AD1C-87C542A8E535@microsoft.com...
    >> Sorry if I wasn't being clear enough...
    >> I own the machine, however it was bought through my university, therefore
    >> they installed a number of essential programs (Microsoft Office
    >> included).
    >> Vista seems to work fine, except it keeps trying to update/configure
    >> Microsoft Office Professional XP, asking me to insert the disc over and
    >> over
    >> whenever I boot up the computer or open any windows or programs,
    >> rendering my
    >> computer basically unusable. Is there anyway around this problem besides
    >> reformatting? Reformatting would work, however I will not be able to
    >> reinstall these programs as I'm not currently at school...not a very
    >> feasible
    >> option at the moment.
    >> Thanks for your help.
    >>
    >> "Mark D. VandenBerg" wrote:
    >>
    >>> Let me understand you:
    >>>
    >>> You installed a beta O/S on a computer that is owned by a university, it
    >>> isn't working, and now you want to make it all back the way it was
    >>> before
    >>> the IT guy's find out? Have I gotten close?
    >>>
    >>> The only way to go back to XP now is to reformat and reinstall. Try
    >>> telling
    >>> the IT guys, when you ask for the discs, that you need them for a, a,
    >>> research project, yeah, that's it.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "sphockey04" <sphockey04@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:2EC0D327-2F62-40CD-9A82-B9EAA4620918@microsoft.com...
    >>> Hey everyone,
    >>> Recently installed windows vista beta and am having some serious
    >>> problems
    >>> with my computer now. Microsoft Office won't stop trying to update, as
    >>> it
    >>> needs cd's that I no longer have, as my laptop was setup through my
    >>> university. How could I get rid of vista and go back to using XP?
    >>>

    >



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