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28 Mar 2013   #1

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I have WindowsXP as my OS in my PC.Just a week back i got a cd in which documents r .doc extention.so it wasnt readable in XP so i got windows 7 OS CD which i installed and completed that work.

My XP is in C drive and becoz lack of space in that drive i installed win 7 in E drive.Now i want to remove that win 7 as my work is finished and i want my xp back.is it possible? if yes can to tell me how to do that?

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28 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

This doesn't make sense, .doc extension is MSOffice how does the OS make a difference?
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28 Mar 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

If you don't want to keep Windows 7 which you installed to another partition, look in Disk Mgmt to confirm that XP partition remains marked System Active. If so then you can just go ahead and delete the Windows 7 partition in Disk Mgmt which is how an OS is properly deleted. Partition or Volume - Delete

You can then extend C into the space if it's to the right of C: Partition or Volume - Extend

If not post back a screenshot Windows 7 of your Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image - Windows 7 Forums and we will give you the steps to do what you want.
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28 Mar 2013   #4

XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyclic View Post
This doesn't make sense, .doc extension is MSOffice how does the OS make a difference?
I dont have the technical knowledge much.the point is i installed win 7 and now i want to remove it and get back my XP.
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28 Mar 2013   #5
whs

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Best do what Greg suggested and first post a screenshot of your Disk Management so that we can make sure that you do not make any damage to the system.

And next time you want to read a .doc or .docx document, no need to install a whole operating system. Get the free Word Viewer. That will do it for you.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl...ails.aspx?id=4

Alteratively you can convert Word documents to PDFs. There are several free on-line converters on the web that will do that for you.
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28 Mar 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

You just have to read what Greg said, then do what he said. Post the shot of disk management.

Click the start button, right click computer, click manage, wait a few seconds, then click disk management. It will be in the left hand window. Open it up fully, then use the Prt Scr key on the keyboard. Then open up paint and at the top left click paste. Now save that file to the desktop. Then post the pic in your reply.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

You just need microsoft office installed on your computer to read a .doc file.
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29 Mar 2013   #7

XP
 
 

Thanks a lot for the guidance friends,i am here uploading the screenshot of the disk management

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29 Mar 2013   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

C is entirely too small, and what`s up with all the logical partitions ?
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29 Mar 2013   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

You can boot into XP and delete Windows 7 on E in Disk Mgmt: Partition or Volume - Delete

If you'd like more space on C then you can install Partition Wizard to XP to Extend C using the space you deleted from E. The Logical extended partition should shrink accordingly. How to extend partition easily with Partition Wizard - video help.

If there's something else you'd rather do, let us know and we'll give you the steps.
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29 Mar 2013   #10
whs

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C must be the XP partition and E he said is the Windows 7 partition. The other partitions are not of interest.

Question: does the system now boot into XP or into Windows 7 - or do you get a choice and can boot into either one.
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