should i downgrade

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Jul 4, 2010

should i downgrade by Dter ic at 9:45 AM (1,113 Views / 0 Likes) 12 replies

  1. Dter ic
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    im thinking of downgrading my pc (win7 atm) back to vista
    because my pc is supposed to run in vista.
    im gong to get my pc repaired (my dvd drive does't work and my speaker are broken)
    and im running win7 with win7 extreme loader
    if i give my pc just the way it is, who knows what will happen if they realise that im runniong a pirate copy [​IMG]
    oh and my manufacture doesn't have drivers for win7

    so, what shpould i do?
     
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    To know the exact answer to that question, read the t+c of your warranty. If you're sending it in to repairs outside of warranty, they'll likely not care.

    When you say the speaker isn't working, do you mean an inbuilt one, an external one, or just the audio jack?

    EDIT: All Vista drivers are Win7 compatible, I believe.
     
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    Are you mad???
    Vista is most crappy windows on earth!
    7 is way better!
     
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    And never use an loader to bypass the activation!
    Remove WAT instead [​IMG]
     
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    no im not mad thank you very much, im just concerned about my legal issues.
     
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    Most likely they will not mind what OS your computer is running, but if you're going to send it in anyways you may as well re-install the default, legal OS
     
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    If it's a hardware problem, which it seems it is, then the manufacturer shouldn't care what OS is on the machine.
     
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    Oh you gonna send it for repair.....Didn't read it verry good XD
    just format whole disk day before sent the install 7 after it......
     
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    And pirate copy is not an problem....There not even allowed to turn you pc on foor looking for illegal stuff....then you just sent a simple mail: you ruined my privacy! and they sent it even back fully polished XD
     
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    [​IMG]
    ok so i'll stick with windows7 and get rid of the loader, install remove wat and im done'

    [​IMG]
     
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    If he is sending it for repairs under some kind of warranty scheme, then having a pirated OS may render the warranty void (since piracy can be perceived as "harmful", making it your fault that it doesn't work). If there's no warranty, you're just paying for it to be fixed so they won't care either way.

    But the rest of the advise stands: if you are worried, back up your data and take the safer option of reinstalling Win7 (no need to return to Vista). When you get it back, you can use whatever means you wish to bypass activation. Personally I recommend just getting the licence, but I won't judge you either way.

    Another option is to remove the HDD. They don't need it to fix the problems you've been having.

    DVD drive problems are the easiest to fix - a replacement costs just over £10, and you usually get a better one than before (since the market cycles through models every 6 months or so). Integrated speakers are more difficult, since it could caused by anything from a broken magnetic coil, to a torn fabric, to a simple connection falling out (usually the latter). Before sticking it in, you can try opening it up and seeing if you can find the speaker connections. If not (or you're just not experienced enough) you can go ahead and stick it in.
     
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    That`s virtually true.

    WAT in XP indeed remove every activation/validation program, and leave windows clean.

    Windows 7`s authenticate key system`s completely different from before, so even if you remove WAT, you won`t see anymore the dialog "There`s X days until Windows dies", but it will still be there. The only way to prevent that IS by uninstalling mayor windows updates until FEB, DISABLING WINDOWS UPDATE, and installing a loader.
     

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