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Windows 7: Uninstall and go back to XP

03 Feb 2009   #1

XP
 
 
Uninstall and go back to XP

I originally had XP, and decieded to try out the beta. I decided I wanted to go back though after the issues I experienced with my internet. Now I face the problem of uninstalling. I have no system restore points, which I believe is the norm. So here is my situation

I have copied the entire Window.old folder onto an external hard drive to back it up.

I have a disk that can install XP, but is from my computer manufacturer (Dell, Vostro) so when I try to restore it to factory settings, it will not take it.

What would be the fastest and easiest way to wipe Windows 7 from my hard drive and go back to XP? If you need more information, please ask.

Thanks so much in advance,

Charlie


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04 Feb 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zutonic View Post
I originally had XP, and decieded to try out the beta. I decided I wanted to go back though after the issues I experienced with my internet. Now I face the problem of uninstalling. I have no system restore points, which I believe is the norm. So here is my situation

I have copied the entire Window.old folder onto an external hard drive to back it up.

I have a disk that can install XP, but is from my computer manufacturer (Dell, Vostro) so when I try to restore it to factory settings, it will not take it.

What would be the fastest and easiest way to wipe Windows 7 from my hard drive and go back to XP? If you need more information, please ask.

Thanks so much in advance,

Charlie
Boot from your Dell CD, then format the drive and install Windows, but not before you've created backups of all important information...
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04 Feb 2009   #3

7600 x86
 
 

perhaps it would be less trouble to fix the issues you are having with your internet than to format your system drive. just a thought

windows 7 is fantastic, you should give it a chance!
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04 Feb 2009   #4

XP
 
 

I agree, I would love to use 7, but I use a wireless USB connecter to get my internet and after about 4 hours of trying, it just won't work. If in the future they make my USB connector compatible, I will go back.
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04 Feb 2009   #5

7600 x86
 
 

which one do you use? i have a Belkin Wireless G adapter, and it works fine with the latest Vista drivers. i actually had to install drivers for a slightly different model, but since then, i have not had a issue with it...
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28 Jul 2009   #6

windows 7
 
 
goback 2 xp from win7rc upgrade

i am also having wireless internet issues an would like 2 goback to xp
from a win7rc upgrade can it be done and still keep factory specs
will the .old file help?
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01 Mar 2010   #7

Windows XP sp3
 
 
i had same prob .... i dealt perfectly

look ... i had same problem ... my pc was unable to detect WinXP bootablecd when i had Windows 7... but it was detecting the LINUX cd ..... if u hav same prob ... then u may take backup and format whole hdd using LINUX cd .... then reinstall the xp version that u want ..... it was as simple ....
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07 Feb 2011   #9

windows 7 64
 
 

Run in XP Mode
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