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Windows 7: Trying to switch to XP from windows 7


25 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 premium 32 bit
 
 
Trying to switch to XP from windows 7

So I put an xp installer into my drive and everything was fine.

At the last step, it tells me I have this one error:


Litetouch deployment failed, Return Code = -2147467259 0x80004005


Now I have no clue what this is, but it's preventing me from installing xp.

Any help will be appreciated.


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25 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Are you switching to XP with a retail version of Windows 7 or an OEM version?

If it's the latter, you might want to check this link: Understanding Downgrade Rights
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25 Jul 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

Where did you get the XP installer? Is it a retail disk? The error is associated with mass deployments.

Are you booting the XP installer correctly?
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26 Jul 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

First check for all the Win XP drivers for your hardware on the manufacturer's web site.
If your Win XP CD, does not support your Sata Controller, you will need to load drivers to uses at F6.
Load Sata Controller drivers with a floppy disk is the best way.
SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
OR
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

Can you post your specs.
Filling out System Specs
Dont Know What Hardware You Have..??
VistaForums SysInfo Tool - Vista Forums
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26 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 premium 32 bit
 
 

Here are my specs

ImageShack® - Online Photo and Video Hosting
ImageShack® - Online Photo and Video Hosting
ImageShack® - Online Photo and Video Hosting

Also, the XP cd I am using is from my mother's friend, who works with computers. It's not pirated, but it's not the official XP cd distributed by microsoft. It's just XP, not XP pro.

The windows 7 I am currently using is from a cd he has as well.

As for installing it correctly, all I have to do is just press next like 4-5 times and wait. Then I get that error message.
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26 Jul 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Is this XP which came preinstalled on the computer. What exact version is on the COA sticker? Does it match the version of the XP installer you were given?

If not preinstalled factory OEM, how do you plan to activate XP?

How did you activate the Windows 7 also given you by your mom's friend?

Please answer each of these questions fully now before we proceed.
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27 Jul 2011   #7

Windows 7 premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Is this XP which came preinstalled on the computer. What exact version is on the COA sticker? Does it match the version of the XP installer you were given?

The XP cd did not come pre-installed with the computer.When I first got the computer, it had windows 7 64 bit. I asked him to wipe my computer. So far, no change in OS.

Then it was too slow for me so he installed windows 7 32 bit (both versions were ultimate), and things were ok. Then again I didn't like it so I just wanted to put XP. He gave me the XP disc, but not the instructions on how to do it


If not pre-installed factory OEM, how do you plan to activate XP?

So if it is not pre-installed, there is no way to be able to activate it? Is that the reason the error occured?

If that didn't work, than I would just delete the windows 7 I have now and then install XP. I'm not sure if that is a good way


How did you activate the Windows 7 also given you by your mom's friend?

He activated that himself, but he left the CD for me to activate myself

Please answer each of these questions fully now before we proceed.
Answers in red
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27 Jul 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

You need to buy a copy of XP or Windows 7 so you know you have a legal Product Key to activate it. Your friend places you in legal jeopardy if he is installing pirated software on your laptop.

If this friend told you it is not pirated, ask him to produce the packaging with Product Key on COA sticker.

According to the specs posted this is an Acer Aspire 5517 which originally came with Vista, so you can always find a Vista installer for your licensed version to clean reinstall with the Product Key on the COA sticker attached to laptop . If it still has the Acer Recovery Partition you can attempt to run Acer e-Recovery, or order the Recovery Disks from Acer.
Acer Support: Frequently Asked Questions list for Recovery media and Restoring a system to factory load
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27 Jul 2011   #9

Windows 7; Server 08; Window Home Server; Vista; XP
 
 

1. The specs for that laptop are more than enough to run windows 7 decidedly fast.

2. Enter the bios and turn off AHCI mode which is not supported by XP and is probably on by default.

3. I would recommend booting from the Windows 7 disk before trying to install XP and use diskpart from the command line to completely wipe the drive.
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27 Jul 2011   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by haxcid View Post

2. Enter the bios and turn off AHCI mode which is not supported by XP and is probably on by default.
Win XP will support AHCI.

Have a read of those two tutorials:
SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
or
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD
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