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Windows 7: Need help 7 to Xp


08 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Need help 7 to Xp

I was using windows Xp then I installed Windows 7 but now I again want to install windows Xp when I do the setup it show shows that my hard disk is out of order and it does not formats or installs xp in it but when I install windows 7 it runs very good. What is the problem and How it can be removed?

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08 Feb 2010   #2
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Not sure, but you may try this:
Format your Disc using windows 7 dvd, then you may try to install windows xp.
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08 Feb 2010   #3

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Are you eliminating 7 entirely and downgrading to XP?? Dual boot?? Which one...
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08 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

He said he wants to revert back to XP


Steve
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08 Feb 2010   #5

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Hit f8 during boot and choose the command prompt option enter format c: ... when the format is complete, install xp as usual from the install disc....
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10 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
I still need help

Firstly, I used F8 method i gone to command promat but it dsnt formated it. Then i used windows 7 dvd and formated C then when i tried to install Xp in the setup it said SETUP DIDNT FIND ANY HARD DISK INSTALLED ON YOUR COMPUTER but when I again installed 7 it ran very beautifully.
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10 Feb 2010   #7

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi there
that's because you need the SATA drivers -- these aren't normally included with Windows XP.

If you have an option in the BIOS you *might* be able to change the disks to IDE emulation or something like that then it should work.

Otherwise you need to "Slipstream" SATA drivers into the XP install disk.

There is an excellent way of doing this if you install and follow the instructions and links from here

News | DriverPacks.net

Look for the documentation and follow the instructions

I used these for "De-Vista-ing" some laptops a while back (pre Win 7) when VISTA was running like a dog and I wanted to un-install the pre-installed Vista and install XP on them.

Cheers
jimbo
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10 Feb 2010   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Load SATA drivers here:


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10 Feb 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Load SATA drivers here:
If you have a floppy drive.

If not you have to slipstream them into XP CD as Jimbo shows.
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11 Feb 2010   #10

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Thanks alot Jimbo

Thanks alot dear I have a lenovo laptop and I have installed xp changing an option from the setup as u guided i didnt used driver packs trhnx alot.
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