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Windows 7: how do uninstall win 7 and install xp?

31 Mar 2010   #1
serello

Win 7
 
 
how do uninstall win 7 and install xp?

i want to go back to the xp. I have win 7, but when i insert my disk it doesnt let me to install xp. how can i uninstall win 7?


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31 Mar 2010   #2
Arc

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I dont know if should help you in this issue, as it is windows 7 forums Do you have the Xp disk ? Then boot from it, you will be able to install xp. During installation, format the partition where windows 7 was, and it would be deleted.

But pal , is it really necessary ? Can you please tell me how long you using 7? Is it really bad, or you are facing problems with it? Let us know what is your problem, we will try to solve it our best.

By the way, you have two alternative options to use xp and 7 side by side, virtualisation and dual booting. You may choose any of those. For virtualisation, you wil have all necessary information here : Virtualization - Windows 7 Forums ; and fo rdual booting , go here : Installation & Setup - Windows 7 Forums .

Finally , hope you will be with 7
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31 Mar 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Before you go any further, you have to find ALL XP drivers for your system. You probably already got stuck on the missing HDD driver. Once you have all the drivers, you have to slipstream them on your XP disk.
But as Arc said - is that really necessary. XP is XPired and Windows7 is so much superior that you may end up making a mistake.
At the least take an image of your Windows7 so that you can always go back. Here is how.
It is not guaranteed that you will succeed installing XP if you have a recent PC (because of lack of drivers), but in the trial process you may mess up your current Windows7.
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31 Mar 2010   #4
serello

Win 7
 
 

i have win xp disk. And win 7 doesnt support my wifi i think, cause its very slow. I had win xp , then i made format and installed win 7. Now i want xp back.
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31 Mar 2010   #5
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by serello View Post
i have win xp disk. And win 7 doesnt support my wifi i think, cause its very slow. I had win xp , then i made format and installed win 7. Now i want xp back.
I hope you have the motherboard driver cd. Then you may go for it.

But the wifi problem may be due to network driver or the service providers fault. in 7 may not be liable for it .

Have a second thought , pal
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31 Mar 2010   #6
serello

Win 7
 
 

I have belkin wireless adapter. But i cant do format or anything.
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31 Mar 2010   #7
Arc

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I will advise you finally that if you are determined to get xp back , make it sure that you have the graphics driver, sound driver and network driver compatible to XP and matches your mother board. Otherwise you would be in problem with xp.
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31 Mar 2010   #8
serello

Win 7
 
 

But i cant go back to the xp. It dont let me.
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31 Mar 2010   #9
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Your booting from the XP disc and the computer won`t let you do it?
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31 Mar 2010   #10
gregrocker

 

Yes, boot from the XP CD - dont run it from Win7.

It may need SATA drivers added if it won't see HD after being booted. If it will, then format the HD first before install using XP CD.

As to your Belkin wireless incompatibility issue, did you check Optional Windows Updates to see if there is Win7 a driver provided, or on Belkin website?

Try Vista driver if there are no Win7 drivers. Then try installing Vista driver in Vista compatiblity mode by rightclicking driver's .exe file, selecting Properties and Compatibility tab.
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