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Windows 7: Rolling back to XP

19 Jun 2009   #11
Takeshi Kovacs

 
 

Sorry, jfar

It says:

Windows 7 (H:\Windows) Current OS; Default OS


I would post a screen shot but I can't get it to going the net at the moment (and the router is too far for a cable) so I am stuck on this old brick of an acer laptop.


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19 Jun 2009   #12
Robert Cartman

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Takeshi Kovacs View Post
Gparted just tells me that I have an invalid partition table on my USB drive, *****
So If I understand well you want to install the XP to an USB drive?
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19 Jun 2009   #13
Takeshi Kovacs

 
 

This is what the DVD with Win7 on looks like, AFAICT it look like it should be bootable?



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robertoszwald View Post
So If I understand well you want to install the XP to an USB drive?
No, mate. I want to install Windos XP 64 SP2 on my computer as my main (and only) OS.
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19 Jun 2009   #14
Robert Cartman

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

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No, mate. I want to install Windos XP 64 SP2 on my computer as my main (and only) OS.
ok

If you can not delete or format that partition than try to make an other new partition somewhere and install the XP on that. Maybe it works. And maybe later you can format the partition of the Win7 from the XP. I hope it helps!
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19 Jun 2009   #15
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Sorry, we need to know these things, in Control Panel /Administrative Tools /Computer Management /Disk Management, what does it say, or can you post a picture.
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19 Jun 2009   #16
Takeshi Kovacs

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robertoszwald View Post
ok

If you can not delete or format that partition than try to make an other new partition somewhere and install the XP on that. Maybe it works. And maybe later you can format the partition of the Win7 from the XP. I hope it helps!
That is exactly what I was thinking

Long way to go about it but it should work! Thought I would post on the off chance that there might be a simple solution. I think I am going to wait until it is fully released and compatible with my hardware before I go buying the upgrade. I am impressed with it so far but I really need to get back into an OS that has lost most of it's teething trouble

Thanks again
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19 Jun 2009   #17
Robert Cartman

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

You are welcome!
I ought to you to keep the Seven as a secondary system and try to get on with it!
We are always here if you will have problem with it!
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19 Jun 2009   #18
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

So are you saying, that you don't care if you loose all the stuff that you had on XP x64?

Because it looks like you have a lot of stuff there.
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19 Jun 2009   #19
Takeshi Kovacs

 
 

ignore!
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19 Jun 2009   #20
Takeshi Kovacs

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jfar View Post
So are you saying, that you don't care if you loose all the stuff that you had on XP x64?
Nope Couldn't give a monkey's, I only built the computer last week so I haven't had time to fill it full of rubbish yet. So I am quite happy to format the primary partition if this is possible?
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