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Rolling back to XP

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sphockey04

#1
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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Mark D. VandenBerg

#2
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 Computer

S

sphockey04

#3
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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Mark D. VandenBerg

#4
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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P

pweegar

#5
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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S

Steven Wabik

#6
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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Zapper

#7
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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