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Windows 7: How to change OS XP for Windows7 laptop

04 Oct 2010   #1
satishduvvada

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
How to change OS XP for Windows7 laptop

Hi

Currently My laptop with Window 7 Operating System. Can i change the OS with XP. The laptop came with OS Windows 7. While I m trying to change the OS with XP, it throws BLUE SCREEN error. Can anyone help me out how to overwrite Window 7 with XP

Thanks in Advance
Satich..


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04 Oct 2010   #2
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Reformat your hard drive and install XP. There is no direct downgrade without a reformat.
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04 Oct 2010   #3
satishduvvada

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Thank you marsmimar

Let me Try with your suggestion.
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04 Oct 2010   #4
patio

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

It would be wise to vist the Laptop Manuf. site ahead of time to make sure that XP drivers are available for that model...

Many people with Vista laptops found out the hard way that the machine had no XP drivers.
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04 Oct 2010   #5
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by satishduvvada View Post
Hi

Currently My laptop with Window 7 Operating System. Can i change the OS with XP. The laptop came with OS Windows 7. While I m trying to change the OS with XP, it throws BLUE SCREEN error. Can anyone help me out how to overwrite Window 7 with XP

Thanks in Advance
Satich..
Why would you want to go back to XP?
Do a dual boot of xp and 7 instead
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04 Oct 2010   #6
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Why would you want to go back to XP?
Virtualize XP instead
There you go.

If you simply must downgrade to a nearly decade old OS, you'll have to wipe the drive clean and install it clean.
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04 Oct 2010   #7
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Why would you want to go back to XP?
Virtualize XP instead
There you go.

If you simply must downgrade to a nearly decade old OS, you'll have to wipe the drive clean and install it clean.
Exactly, Deacon. And, just as importantly, as Patio mentioned, finding drivers for XP on a new machine can be quite problematic as well.

Like Yowanvista says - Virtualize the XP.
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04 Oct 2010   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have the same question that yowanvista has. If you are having problems with your computer with Windows 7 we are here to help if we can.
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04 Oct 2010   #9
Keiichi25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

One thing to note, the OP needs to identify if his laptop has Professional or better. You need Professional or better to run XP Mode. If he is using Home Premium, he won't be able to Virtualize XP.
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04 Oct 2010   #10
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Keiichi25 View Post
If he is using Home Premium, he won't be able to Virtualize XP.
Sure the OP will. Virtual PC, Vmware Player, VirtualBox...all are free and will do the job just as well as XP Mode.
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