Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: How do I reinstall XP

30 Sep 2012   #11
gregrocker

 

Check if you have a Recovery partition on the HD by tapping the key given on first BIOS boot screen to run Recovery. It might work.

If not you'll need to find an XP Home Premium SP3 OEM (not retail) installer which unfortunately are almost only available on torrents. So if you're forced to download this from a torrent make sure you read enough comments to be assured there is nothing added to it like an activation crack. There are usually a few around which are safe if you research it enough.

Then burn the downloaded ISO to CD using ImgBurn at 4x speed, boot it to Clean Install with the Product Key on COA sticker. If it starts up without Network Adapter driver then download that from the Support Downloads webpage for your model PC or the Device, install it, get online to do all of your Important and Optional Windows Updates which will deliver more drivers. After all Updates are done import any missing drivers from the model's Downloads webpage.

Ask back here if you have any other questions as you go.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
30 Sep 2012   #12
Jemjem787

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I will try those out, thanks!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Oct 2012   #13
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Just start asking around, I`m sure someone out there has a legitimate retail or oem disc you could borrow.

To answer your question.

1) Start the pc, drop the disc in the tray.
2) Restart the pc.
3) Press any key when it asks you to.
4) Either delete all your partitions or just install windows to the same partition your using now.

Read up b4 you start.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 How do I reinstall XP




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Erased hard drive to reinstall Win 7 but now won't reinstall
I wanted to convert my Sony Vaio back to Windows 7 after updating to Windows 8 last year. I tried using the recovery disks that I created when I got the laptop. It told me that I couldn't reinstall. So after trying multiple things, I finally decided to wipe out the entire hard drive thinking...
Installation & Setup
Uninstall to reinstall or just reinstall cs5 premiere pro
error message :m2ts AVCHD suddenly giving unsupported compression error I have just had this happen to me Video files I have opened previously in Premiere Pro cs5 are now giving me this damn error message. I really am coming to hate this program. Big talk low on performance. So what should I...
Software
reinstall win 7 on ssd
I have had win7 on my new ssd and also win7 on the old hdd for some months now, and I think now is the time to wipe everything from the old hdd and reinstall win7 on the ssd again. Are there any issues I should be aware of when reinstalling win on the ssd?
Installation & Setup
IE9 won't run and won't reinstall
When I opened IE9 it would always hang, never giving me the ability to disable add-ons or return to default settings. (I am running Windows 7 64-bit OS). STEP ONE: I went to the MS website and downloaded IE9. I began with 32-bit thinking it would be more stable, but it gave a message...
Browsers & Mail
Uninstall Win7 & Reinstall XP then Reinstall Win7?
Hello, I have Dell XPS M1710 and installed Windows 7 on it a few weeks ago. I have had several issues with the program and would like to uninstall it and then use my Dell Reinstallation DVD to put my computer back the way it was when I bought it. Then I want to try to install Windows 7...
Installation & Setup
Had to reinstall XP
even installing supposedly up-to-date drivers for my GeForce GTS 250, the performance in gaming was very mediocre. i had to open up a second partition and reinstall XP. now games like prototype and fifa 2010 run smoothly and with great graphics again..
Graphic Cards


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:00.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App