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Windows 7: How do I go back to XP?


18 Aug 2009   #11

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Did you see the screen prompt that says Press Any key to boot from DVD/CD drive ?

Is the XP Cd a full install CD or a recovery CD ?

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18 Aug 2009   #12
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

If you are positive you are trying to boot off the CD, then there's something wrong with the CD.
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18 Aug 2009   #13

 
 

If the XP cd works while he's in vista.. I don't think something is wrong with the CD, so we can rule that option out?

Are you SURE you did not see the "Press any key screen"

It only lasts for about 3 seconds before it heads to XP, I my self have missed that screen on countless occasions

Also, I am assuming you only have one DVD/CD drive. Am I correct?
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18 Aug 2009   #14
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
If the XP cd works while he's in vista.. I don't think something is wrong with the CD, so we can rule that option out?
Not necessarily. The CD's boot sector could not be readable or not even exist.
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18 Aug 2009   #15

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
If the XP cd works while he's in vista.. I don't think something is wrong with the CD, so we can rule that option out?
Not if the CD is a non-bootable burnt copy of XP.


^^^ what Ten said
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18 Aug 2009   #16

 
 

Well I wasn't sure, hence the question mark.

Thanks for the knowledge.
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18 Aug 2009   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

try mucking with the boot order. See what your options are.
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