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Windows 7: I want to uninstall WINDOWS 7 and install XP

10 Sep 2012   #1
normderby

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
I want to uninstall WINDOWS 7 and install XP

hi i was wondering how do i delete this rubbish copy of 7 and install my genuine copy of xp back onto my computer?


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10 Sep 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

It's been many years since I installed XP.

Have you backed up your data, booted from the XP disk, and attempted to continue with the installation---which would presumably offer you the chance to format the drive or delete existing partitions?

If yes, what happened?

If no, why not?
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10 Sep 2012   #3
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

What's the problem with Win7? Maybe we can help you resolve any issues.

XP is so old it will hardly install to newer hardware. Is this a PC which came with Win7?
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10 Sep 2012   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by normderby View Post
hi i was wondering how do i delete this rubbish copy of 7 and install my genuine copy of xp back onto my computer?
You don`t delete 7, you just reinstall xp. Make sure you delete the partition that now has windows 7 on it. You will know it by it`s size. Right it down b4 you start the new install. You should be done in 45 minutes.

Any questions ask now. Or PM me.
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10 Sep 2012   #5
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

I would start from scratch. First using a partitioning utility boot disk like Partition Wizard or Acronis Disk Director, I would delete the the System Reserved Partition if it exists, and the Windows 7 Partition and create a single partition instead.

After that just pop in the XP Installation CD in the CD/DVD Tray and install XP on this newly created partition by following the instructions on the monitor screen as they come along.
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11 Sep 2012   #6
smarteyeball

 
 

Install XP disk (have sata/ahci/raid drivers on disc as well etc) format the Seven partition during installation procedure and install XP.

Done.
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