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Windows 7: Downgrade to XP

13 Apr 2015   #1
78929C6350C4

Windows 7 Starter
 
 
Downgrade to XP

is there any way I can downgrade over the internet back to windows xp professional.. I hate all versions of windows except for windows xp only.. and this new netbook has 7 starter.. I despise it since I cant save the themes.. I am going to try to manually open the files as a text and input the vectors appropriate to change the theme manually and give myself administrator security privledges.. but I hate having to do all this ****ing work.. but ohh well
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More detail about Microsoft silently preparing your PC for Win 10 from The Register:

Microsoft's using Windows Update to force Windows 10 ads onto older PCs

Regards,
GEWB



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13 Apr 2015   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 78929C6350C4 View Post
is there any way I can downgrade over the internet back to windows xp professional.. I hate all versions of windows except for windows xp only.. and this new netbook has 7 starter.. I despise it since I cant save the themes.. I am going to try to manually open the files as a text and input the vectors appropriate to change the theme manually and give myself administrator security privledges.. but I hate having to do all this ****ing work.. but ohh well
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GEWB View Post
More detail about Microsoft silently preparing your PC for Win 10 from The Register:

Microsoft's using Windows Update to force Windows 10 ads onto older PCs

Regards,
GEWB
Sure you can downgrade to XP. There are plenty of XP licenses for sale on the internet. Just make sure there are also XP drivers for your hardware.
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14 Apr 2015   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Not being able to save a theme may be more a function of having the Starter version of Windows 7 than Windows 7 itself.
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15 Apr 2015   #4
gregrocker

 

If you have a spare higher version of Win7 you can insert its Product Key into Windows Anytime Upgrade to unlock the extra features including Personalization.

There are third party tools to add themes to Starter, like How To Install Themes In Windows 7 Starter And Home Basic Editions.

A google search finds others as well for adding themes to Windows 7 starter - Google Search .
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16 Apr 2015   #5
badcrc

Windows 7 Pro x64 sp1
 
 

this

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is there any way I can downgrade over the internet back to windows xp professional.
together with this from the OP's spec

Antivirus none dont want any

is not a good idea IMHO, unless he never uses the internet
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18 Apr 2015   #6
Maltesespace

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Using XP period is a bad idea. It is unsupported by MS. OP, why not just buy a copy of home premium OEM-can be had for $99 + tax. This will allow you to customise pretty much everything about the OS.
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