De-installing windows 7

my computer came with windows vista 32/64 bit, 2 days ago i downloaded windows 7 off the internet because i wanted to get sone new themes but i feel my CPU has been runing slower and not as smooth as i was expescing (i know its because it wasnt a legal copy of windows 7 but it runs ok and i dont think theres a problem with what i downloaded persay)
the last 5 hours ive been trying to install my vista back but i cant seem to get it right, ive even installed my alienware respawn DVD that i got when i purchased the computer and nothing seems to be getting rid of windows 7 64 bit and giving me back my windows vista 32 bit... what should i do?

(besided buy a legal copy of windows 7 cause i know i should have so dont waste our time by just telling me that)
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  1. check your RAM is enough for 64bit? 64bit need RAM min 4Gb to fine work well
  2. ya i have 4G of ram and am running a phenom amd quad core 9950 black edition
  3. is your installation vista & win7 same drive ?
  4. Sorry, but I am going to waste your time. Buy a legal version of 7, or format your PC and put Vista back.
  5. yeach u all right mr herr_koos !
  6. Im using recovery partion
  7. Herr_Koos said:
    Sorry, but I am going to waste your time. Buy a legal version of 7, or format your PC and put Vista back.


    do what he says, there is no UNinstalling a windows, if you want to get rid of it, format, it's the only way.
    (formatting in this case is recommended anyways, a clean install will speed up your computer)
  8. Back up all inportant files. Then when booting the computer hit the "F10" or the correct key durring boot to get you to that recovery partion. follow the instruction to reset your computer to factory defaults. More info on how to do this is in your manual that can be found on the manufacturers website.
  9. henydiah said:
    check your RAM is enough for 64bit? 64bit need RAM min 4Gb to fine work well


    Not true as I've been using Windows 7 64bit with only 2GB ram for the past 6 months and it works fine.

    As for uninstalling Windows 7, just reformat your PC and reinstall Vista and you should fine. But I don't think there's any difference in terms of performance between legit copy of Windows 7 and pirated.
  10. 2GB too long process install, performance use Dual RAM short time
  11. For modern gaming, heavy multitasking, and creative work, 4GB of ram is a nice thing to have. That said, for even modest gaming on a 64-bit OS, 2GB (in a dual-channel configuration) should be plenty, as long as your system is well-maintained.
  12. Herr_Koos said:
    Sorry, but I am going to waste your time. Buy a legal version of 7, or format your PC and put Vista back.


    how would i format my pc and get vista back?
  13. use CD recovery
  14. broggarage said:
    how would i format my pc and get vista back?


    You best bet would be to use a disk management tool like Gparted to format the entire drive, and then install Vista from the disc (provided you have it).

    If you don't own a hard copy of Vista, you may as well buy 7 and install that instead.

    You can grab Gparted here:

    http://gparted.sourceforge.net/

    It's free and easy to use. Remember to backup before you format.
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