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How do I REMOVE WINDOWS 8 (NEW PREVIEW) AND GO BACK TO MY ORIGINAL PROGRAMS.
I seem to have lost a lot of previous soft ware ex photo elements office professional etc.
thanks for the help
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  1. Did you do an upgrade install?
  2. The_Prophecy said:
    Did you do an upgrade install?


    Thanks for the info. Have you done an upgrade and Did your software come back?
  3. I think you need to reinstall whatever you had before.
  4. Try experimenting with the Windows 7 File Recovery tool in the control panel.
  5. bear1 said:
    How do I REMOVE WINDOWS 8 (NEW PREVIEW) AND GO BACK TO MY ORIGINAL PROGRAMS.
    I seem to have lost a lot of previous soft ware ex photo elements office professional etc.
    thanks for the help

    Reformat and install your preferable OS.
  6. Quote:
    Try experimenting with the Windows 7 File Recovery tool in the control panel.

    Hi Bear 95
    I have vista. Problem I downloaded some of the software over the internet.
    Any suggestions
    Thanks
  7. jonathanrhunter said:
    Reformat and install your preferable OS.

    How do you reformat?
    Thanks
  8. bear1 said:
    How do you reformat?
    Thanks

    Seriously?

    Well you could simply boot up using a Windows 7 DVD then format it before installing the OS.
  9. Best answer
    You said you had Vista.

    Find your Vista CD, boot from it and reformat your machine. Everythintg will be erased.

    No one here is going to help you repirate your "software from the internet."

    Toms does not allow/support piracy.
  10. Yeah, no piracy conversations on the forums. Find your OEM Vista CD and use that.
  11. bear1 said:
    Hi Bear 95
    I have vista. Problem I downloaded some of the software over the internet.
    Any suggestions
    Thanks

    Lol, I just looked at our usernames.
    Either way, everybody ignore my advice. Completely wrong. The name says Windows 7 File recovery and I assumed it would recover files from the previous installation but it does something completely different :P
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