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Windows 7: New HP laptop: should I reformat and put retail copy of Win XP on it?

19 Oct 2012   #1
Cymbal Man Freq

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
New HP laptop: should I reformat and put retail copy of Win XP on it?

New HP laptop: should I reformat and put retail copy of Win XP on it?

I'm already sick to death of just a couple days of reading this board.


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19 Oct 2012   #2
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

May I ask why do you want to put XP on your laptop?
EDIT: I found your posts in another thread: Issues with access, permissions, (empty) Start Menu items

I'm not entirely sure what exactly you mean by permission problems. Is it possible you're mistaking other issues with permission issues, such as driver issue or conflict with Norton?

You should never need to take ownership from the OS, as I believe that can only make things worse. The only time I ever needed to futz with permissions and ownership was when I got a SSD and wanted to turn my old boot drive into a storage drive.
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19 Oct 2012   #3
Cymbal Man Freq

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Just a quick look in my closet didn't turn up the copy I was looking for but I found a Win XP Pro 64 bit 180 day trial CD. Is that upgradable to valid software and how much would that cost? Also would it work on this new laptop? I prefer 64 bit for the laptop because I have 8 GB of RAM, and browsers these days demand it.
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19 Oct 2012   #4
Cymbal Man Freq

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Why am I abandoning Win 7? I've run head on into Permissions HELL. I have a 1 TB drive, so I guess I could reformat and repartition so I can put Win XP Pro 64 bit on first, then try to reinstall Win 7 on a 2nd partition, and put Win 8 on a 3rd partition.
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19 Oct 2012   #5
edwar

7 x64
 
 

No you should not. More then likely you won't be able to as you won't find XP drivers for the hardware in your new notebook.

What is wrong with your install of Win 7 on that HP.
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19 Oct 2012   #6
Cymbal Man Freq

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I just hope my M$ license for Office 2010 and my anti-virus cover the 3 licenses required for 3 OS's.
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19 Oct 2012   #7
Cymbal Man Freq

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

What is wrong with my install of Win 7?
I'm near the bottom of his thread...
Issues with access, permissions, (empty) Start Menu items
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19 Oct 2012   #8
edwar

7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cymbal Man Freq View Post
Why am I abandoning Win 7? I've run head on into Permissions HELL. I have a 1 TB drive, so I guess I could reformat and repartition so I can put Win XP Pro 64 bit on first, then try to reinstall Win 7 on a 2nd partition, and put Win 8 on a 3rd partition.
What type of permission hell are you talking about? I run 2 Win 7 PCs and have no problems with permissions. Yes they may be slightly different then XP. In XP you could take ownership of the SYSTEM drive. If you do that in Win 7 you will screw the OS to the point you will need to reinstall.

that is not to say you can't give yourself, your Named User Account, full Read and Writer permissions except to certain folder that 7 has restricted to just the System.
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19 Oct 2012   #9
Cymbal Man Freq

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

As of now I've mucked with permissions so much that when I right click on the C: drive and check the Security tab in Properties, the only users that don't have Full Control are Authenticated Users (whatever that means).

The SYSTEM, My 1st and 2nd User, Administrators and Users all have Full Control now, whereas before I can only guess that only one heading had Full Control. I added two entries for my two users prior to reassigning permissions.

Maybe everything is fixed? No. Things like Getting Started on the Start Menu with a subgroup starting with Discover Windows 7 (for HP preloaded software) give me errors and won't work. (http://go.microsoft.com/LinkID=139460 with a big red X saying "Application not found")
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19 Oct 2012   #10
edwar

7 x64
 
 

Right you have fooled with the ownership and permission to the point the OS is TOAST. Use the recovery partition or the Discs you made when you first started the system to do a Clean install of the OS.

If you don't have those discs and or the recovery partition will no longer work because of your messing around then you will need to download the ISO file for your version of Windows, HP, Pro or Ultimate from My Digital Life and use that along with the key from the COA sticker on your notebook to do a Re-Install.
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