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Windows 7: Switching back to XP[easy way] help..


29 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Switching back to XP[easy way] help..

well..u people may saw many such topics like how to go back to xp?? etc etc etc


but please help me...

Im using Windows XP sp-2,and i want to install windows 7 ULTIMATE and so i backupd the data in C: drive and im ready to install Windows 7

but now my question if i want xp back after installing windows 7,can i really install xp by formatting windows 7 in C: drive

some people saying that it is not possible to install xp after installing windows 7

some people saying we can do it but for that we need to clear all the partitions FORMAT ALL PARTITIONS AND RECREATE PARTITIONS and install again...

some people saying there is no need for that,we can simply install xp by formatting windows 7..

Which one is correct???

if all are wrong..

PLEASE TELL ME A WAY THAT WHICH I CAN INSTALL XP BY FORMATTING WINDOWS 7 WITHOUT DISTURBING OTHER DRIVES[PARTITIONS]

NOTE:-
Please tell me any way that which i can make it without DUAL BOOT

and also pls tell me if i dont have windows.old file case....


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29 Oct 2011   #2

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

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29 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7
 
 

can you tell me any other way that which i can make it without DUAL BOOT

and also pls guide me if i dont have windows.old file....
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29 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Is there any particular reason why you don't want to keep Windows 7?

Certainly, when Windows Vista came out I couldn't wait to go back to XP as I was so disappointed with Vista, but Windows 7 is a whole new ball game and I wouldn't dream of going back to XP now.

Don't forget that Microsoft is in the process of withdrawing support for XP so if there are issues with Windows 7 that you don't have answers for, perhaps we can help you if you let us know what those concerns are.
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29 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

If you really want to go back to XP, check this video link:

Video: Remove Windows XP from a dual-boot configuration with Windows 7 | TechRepublic
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29 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7
 
 

im not getting correct answer for my question..
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29 Oct 2011   #7

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

You can format the partition with Windows 7 and install XP on it. It shouldn't affect the other partitions. (If you have programs installed off of the Window partition, they'll be lost as well, even if the files remain.)

You should have some means of backing up all of your data files, in event of a misadventure.
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29 Oct 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by danpotter View Post
im not getting correct answer for my question..
The reason for that is that people, including myself, are not understanding exactly what it is you want to do.

"Im using Windows XP sp-2,and i want to install windows 7 ULTIMATE and so i backupd the data in C: drive and im ready to install Windows 7"

"PLEASE TELL ME A WAY THAT WHICH I CAN INSTALL XP BY FORMATTING WINDOWS 7 WITHOUT DISTURBING OTHER DRIVES[PARTITIONS]"

In the first statement you're asking how to install Windows 7 and in the second statement you're asking how you can install Windows XP - it's no wonder we're confused.

1. How many partitions do you have.

2. Is Windows 7 installed and if so on what partition?

3. Are you saying you want to install Windows XP in place of Windows 7?

For us to help you, we need to know exactly what your setup is now and for that you need to post a screenshot of your existing disk layout in disk management and you need to tell us in clear terms exactly what it is you are trying to achieve.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

See this link for how to carry out a clean install of Windows XP:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978307
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30 Oct 2011   #9

Windows 7
 
 

@bobkn

ok so is it possible...

@seavixen

cumon i mentioned clearly..

present im using win xp..now i will install seven

my question is if i want xp back after installing windows 7,can i really install xp by formatting windows 7 in C: drive

i have D: F: E: C: drives and now im running xp on C: drive...now i want to install windows 7 on my C: drive..

now my question is if i want back windows xp after installing windows 7,is that really possible to install windows xp back without disturbing other drives[D,E,F] just formatting C: drive????

if it is possible please tell me the procedure...
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30 Oct 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

The way you phrase your questions doesn't help.

In your first statement you say you want to get XP back after installing Windows 7 - that, by definition,
infers that you have Windows 7 on your sytem.

In the second statement you confirm you have XP on drive C, which suggests to me you already know how to carry out a clean install.

However, your third statement infers that you want XP back to replace Windows 7, but that you really want to install Windows 7. Come again? No wonder we're confused.

I gave you a link asking you to show us your disk management layout so that we can give you the correct advice, but no, nothing.

I gave you a link explaining how to clean install Windows XP, but once again, no response.

If you continue to ask questions in such a confusing manner and you obviously haven't read the information I linked to you, I'll take my leave, because I still don't understand what it is you're trying to do.
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