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Windows 7: Backgrade to WinXP over Win7

06 Nov 2012   #11
theog

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06 Nov 2012   #12
gregrocker

 

There's no reason to use partitioning software since you can delete any unneeded partitions on the target HD, repartition as you want, then get a superior full format using the XP CD during install.

Only if XP CD won't boot or see the HD will you need to go the the extra trouble for SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD.
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07 Nov 2012   #13
edwar

7 x64
 
 

The OP does not want to delete all partitions. He wants to leave the F partition in tact. Not sure you can do that with the XP install system.
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07 Nov 2012   #14
theog

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The OP only needs to delete the C: partition & system reserved
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07 Nov 2012   #15
edwar

7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
The OP only needs to delete the C: partition.
How about the system reserve?
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07 Nov 2012   #16
theog

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07 Nov 2012   #17
gerrard

Windows 7 Ultimate 32b
 
 

Thanks for the advices

I made a WinXP boot USB key after unpacking the install CD.
Is it better to make the install from USB? If so, what to change at BIOS (because I tried it and the result is the same as with CD boot)
What is the key to get CD boot? I tried F8, F11, Alt-F2 and did not come.
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07 Nov 2012   #18
edwar

7 x64
 
 

What make and model computer are you on? Brand name or home built? If home built what motherboard are you using?
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07 Nov 2012   #19
gerrard

Windows 7 Ultimate 32b
 
 

BIOS: Award SI inc. 6.00 PG (year of 2002, maybe too old for Win7, but could not find update, so I change back to XP)

Mainboard Model : EP-8KHAL+ VT8366-8233
CPU :AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2000+ Socket A (462)
RAM 1 GB DDR Kingmax
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07 Nov 2012   #20
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gerrard View Post
Thanks for the advices

I made a WinXP boot USB key after unpacking the install CD.
Is it better to make the install from USB? If so, what to change at BIOS (because I tried it and the result is the same as with CD boot)
What is the key to get CD boot? I tried F8, F11, Alt-F2 and did not come.
Win XP installer is not HAPPY installing from USB Pendrive, use the CD.
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