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Windows 7: Tried Win 7 64 bit v7700 going back to WinXP 32

22 Aug 2009   #1

Win 7 x64 Build v7700
 
 
Tried Win 7 64 bit v7700 going back to WinXP 32

I had an honest go at Win 7 (clean install on my new system) I read many reviews and found most to be positive with not many problems. Well, I had too many problems in the little time I played with it. System hung at welcome screen on 3 rd boot after installing the video card drivers. Would not load my motherboard drivers or Video card drivers off of CD's.
Win 7 comes with a IE 8 32 bit and IE 8 64 bit ver. The 64 bit ver does not support Adobe Flash, and the 32 bit ver has some major problems with not going to some links you click on. For example... if I click on a link on this page... Mighty Web Designs Custom Canadian web designs Internet marketing Photo restorations Clients Page00 none of the links would open in a new window useing IE 32, it will work with IE 64 fine. I know I could use another browser, but hey IE should work. The 64 bit ver not supporting flash is useless to me as a designer.

Any way, now I must go back to Win XP
Is it ok to delete the 100 MB partition that Win 7 made?

I deleted Partition 2 already, but I don't remember creating the partition after that or formating the hard drive. (yet there it is). Don't you have to create one after? I am not a computer expert. Right now my hard drive looks like this...

610478 MB Disk 0 at ID 0 on bus 0 on Atapi (MBR)

Unpartitioned space 1MB
C: Partition 1 (System Rese) NTFS 100 MB (75 free)
D: Partition 2 (NTFS) 610374MB (609843 free)
Unpartitioned space 4MB

If I leave it and install Win XP, will the drive show up as C: or D:? Are there any problems you can see that might happen if I install XP on Partition 2? Could I or should I, merge the 2 partitions? or just leave it?

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22 Aug 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Redshift

Im sorry you had problems with win 7 but it is after all still not released in its final shape. Im pretty sure you meant 7600 not 7700. IE8 would support Adobe flash if adobe ever gets around to developing it. Good Luck with xp

Ken
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22 Aug 2009   #3

Win 7 x64 Build v7700
 
 

Thanks, I so wanted it to work with this new system to use the 4 GB of ram. I loved most of what I saw in Windows 7, but like you say it is only in it's beta stage. As a web designer, I am not ready to use this OS yet.
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22 Aug 2009   #4

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Redshift40
Is it ok to delete the 100 MB partition that Win 7 made?
Sure.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Redshift40
I don't remember creating the partition after that or formating the hard drive. (yet there it is).
It's created automatically during Windows 7 installation.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Redshift40
If I leave it and install Win XP, will the drive show up as C: or D:? Are there any problems you can see that might happen if I install XP on Partition 2? Could I or should I, merge the 2 partitions? or just leave it?
Why don't you just delete all of the partitions and start fresh? Do you have some data on there that you need to save or something?
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22 Aug 2009   #5

Win 7 x64 Build v7700
 
 

Thanks Sup3rsprt.....I don't need to save any data on the drive.
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22 Aug 2009   #6

Win 7 x64 Build v7700
 
 

Someone said on this site that it may corrupt the partition table.
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22 Aug 2009   #7

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

the partition table is stored in the master boot record (MBR). Since you don't have any data on there, even deleting the MBR is safe. When you repartition and install XP it will recreate the MBR automatically, so there's no sense even worrying about it.

During Windows XP installation I would delete all partitions then create at least two new partitions. One for XP (something around 16GB) and one for data.
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22 Aug 2009   #8

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Redshift40 View Post
. Well, I had too many problems in the little time I played with it.
You should have checked here first. We could have helped you with those issues

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System hung at welcome screen on 3 rd boot after installing the video card drivers. Would not load my motherboard drivers or Video card drivers off of CD's.
Did you try installing your chipset drivers with compatibility mode? Chances are they would have installed properly that way.

Your video drivers would have hung the system because your chipset drivers were not installed.

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Win 7 comes with a IE 8 32 bit and IE 8 64 bit ver. The 64 bit ver does not support Adobe Flash, and the 32 bit ver has some major problems with not going to some links you click on. The 64 bit ver not supporting flash is useless to me as a designer.
No x64 bit browsers support flash yet. The only x64 flash available is an Adobe alpha release currently only available on Linux.
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22 Aug 2009   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Redshift40 View Post
I had an honest go at Win 7 (clean install on my new system) I read many reviews and found most to be positive with not many problems. Well, I had too many problems in the little time I played with it. System hung at welcome screen on 3 rd boot after installing the video card drivers. Would not load my motherboard drivers or Video card drivers off of CD's.
Win 7 comes with a IE 8 32 bit and IE 8 64 bit ver. The 64 bit ver does not support Adobe Flash, and the 32 bit ver has some major problems with not going to some links you click on. For example... if I click on a link on this page... Mighty Web Designs Custom Canadian web designs Internet marketing Photo restorations Clients Page00 none of the links would open in a new window useing IE 32, it will work with IE 64 fine. I know I could use another browser, but hey IE should work. The 64 bit ver not supporting flash is useless to me as a designer.

Any way, now I must go back to Win XP
Is it ok to delete the 100 MB partition that Win 7 made?

I deleted Partition 2 already, but I don't remember creating the partition after that or formating the hard drive. (yet there it is). Don't you have to create one after? I am not a computer expert. Right now my hard drive looks like this...

610478 MB Disk 0 at ID 0 on bus 0 on Atapi (MBR)

Unpartitioned space 1MB
C: Partition 1 (System Rese) NTFS 100 MB (75 free)
D: Partition 2 (NTFS) 610374MB (609843 free)
Unpartitioned space 4MB

If I leave it and install Win XP, will the drive show up as C: or D:? Are there any problems you can see that might happen if I install XP on Partition 2? Could I or should I, merge the 2 partitions? or just leave it?
Intersting because all those links opened right up for using both the 32 and the 64 bit browser. Even adobe Flash sites seemed to be working with my 64 bit IE.
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22 Aug 2009   #10

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Intersting because all those links opened right up for using both the 32 and the 64 bit browser. Even adobe Flash sites seemed to be working with my 64 bit IE.
It did for me too!
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