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Windows 7: a question about installing new windows

14 Feb 2012   #1
romo96

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
a question about installing new windows

Hello. I want to install windows xp on windows 7.If i install windows xp on windows 7, will programs, that are installed in D be deleted?
Thanks beforehand


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14 Feb 2012   #2
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'm not sure what you are asking. Are you trying to replace Windows 7 with Windows XP?
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14 Feb 2012   #3
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I'm not sure what you mean by "install windows xp on windows 7."

But, nothing on D will be deleted if you don't install to that drive.
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14 Feb 2012   #4
romo96

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Thanks,yes I try to replace Windows 7 with Windows XP,will programs, that are installed in D be deleted?
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14 Feb 2012   #5
romo96

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Ok, thanks, I was only thinking, if I replace w7 with xp, programs that are on D, would be deleted,Now I'm sure, that nothing will happen, if I install new windows on C. Thanks
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14 Feb 2012   #6
ignatzatsonic

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Even though the programs on D won't be deleted, I wouldn't expect them to run when you go back to XP.
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14 Feb 2012   #7
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Since you would be downgrading, your only option is a fresh install, which wipes out the system volume. If your system volume is C, then D will be untouched. If it is D, then yes, everything will be wiped out.

That being said, since you will be doing a fresh install of XP, you'll need to reinstall your applications anyway.
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14 Feb 2012   #8
romo96

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

ok, and if I install not xp, but new windows 7, will the programs run correctly?
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14 Feb 2012   #9
romo96

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Anyway if I install new windows, i will have to reinstall my applications, don't I?
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14 Feb 2012   #10
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You can do an in-place install of Windows 7 that basically copies itself over itself, and your programs may still work. I'm not sure why you have to fear reinstalling programs. If you plan ahead, they don't take too long.
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