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Windows 7: Windows 7 back to XP

08 Sep 2011   #1
squid13

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 back to XP

I had an older computer that had XP on it so I installed windows 7 and it ran OK, but slower than when it had XP. To go back to XP do I just do as you normally would and use my XP disk and format it and install and when it calls for the previous operating disk stick my windows ME disk in.


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08 Sep 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I would follow these steps to be absolutely sure you don't run into any problems.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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08 Sep 2011   #3
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It will only call for a previous OS if your XP disk is the upgrade version but yes that will work fine.
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08 Sep 2011   #4
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

All I can say is YES.
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08 Sep 2011   #5
squid13

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit
 
 

Thank You to everyone for your replies. i think I'll just use my xp upgrade disk and pop in the Me disk when called for.
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08 Sep 2011   #6
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Make sure you format at the disk screen.
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