I have read the article on 'How to revert to a previous version of Windows
': How to restore a Windows 7-based computer to a previous Windows installation by using the Windows.old folder
I am using Windows 7 Ultimate beta,and found it irritating and much inferior to XP. It has many compatibility problems and bugs.It crashes every two hours and I have lost many of my personal data.So,I wanted to revert to my old XP by a clean uninstallation of 7.When I inserted the XP CD during BOOT and pressed a key (as prompted),it didn't respond.It just started normally.
Then I inserted it within 7,but the XP installation tab grayed out!Then I searched Microsoft far a solution and went to the link(above).It says that I need the windows.old
file to revert.But I can't find it.I had searched all of my drives but couldn't find it.When I typed windows.old in the search pad(in drive c:\) ,4 files came out: file:///D:/Windows/winsxs/x86_microsoft-windows-a..oldertool.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_en-us_111994699d72a71f/
two other similar to this and one MUI
So does that mean I don't have the windows.old file and thus can't revert to XP
. Windows 7 is going to be released soon and I am using the RC version;and so my version will soon expire.WHAT CAN I DO NOW?????