Any way to roll back Windows 7 security upgrades?

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  1. MADMAX

    MADMAX New Member

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    Is there any way on rolling back the security upgrades in Windows 7 or would I need to reinstall the OS?
    Also can I roll back Windows 7 to Vista if I have had my Vista OS cloned onto an external hard drive?
    Thank you.
     
  2. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    If rollback means uninstall, yes you can.

    go to Control Panel > Programs and Features, click the View Installed updates and you'll find a short list that can be removed.

    Truthfully, an upgrade is not the right route to take.

    it leaves hundreds of useless files left on your system and can cause conflicts.

    I would perform a "clean" install.
     
  3. MADMAX

    MADMAX New Member

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    OK...thanks Reghakr...appreciate the advice...but I had a free upgrade for Windows 7 when I purchased the computer...no major problems right now...just an issue with some other software. But if I can't resolve it then I will take your advice and do a clean install.
    Thanks again for your quick response.
     
  4. reghakr

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    No problem,

    Good luck:)
     

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