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Windows 7: Win7 back to win-XP


17 May 2010   #1

WIndows7
 
 
Win7 back to win-XP

Good day all,
i`v got win 7 in my PC .. BUT not the original copy! so i really want to go away from non original as i hate that! i have already purchased windows XP Home-Edition SP3 along with original key ..

Now the question is .. how i can install the win XP in the same PC running Windows 7

I tried but inserting the win XP but the INSTALL option doesn't seems appear due to system running Windows 7 already!

There must be an easy way (i`m sure) to install the win XP with less steps

I need your help guys

Thanks ...


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17 May 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hani View Post
Good day all,
i`v got win 7 in my PC .. BUT not the original copy! so i really want to go away from non original as i hate that! i have already purchased windows XP Home-Edition SP3 along with original key ..

Now the question is .. how i can install the win XP in the same PC running Windows 7

I tried but inserting the win XP but the INSTALL option doesn't seems appear due to system running Windows 7 already!

There must be an easy way (i`m sure) to install the win XP with less steps

I need your help guys

Thanks ...
Normally the older OS (XP) is installed first, but you can still boot from the dvd and install XP to a different partition. It is going to need a bit of boot loader modification to make the machine a true dual boot.

Ken
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18 May 2010   #3
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

You normally have to have XP install prior to Windows 7, so that 7 will see that another OS is install thus allow you to set up a dual booth system.

If you do not want to go through the process of reinstalling Win 7 then download a copy of Virtual Box (Virtual Machine) and set up XP in a VM.
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18 May 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

Follow the tutorial here for Dual Boot with Windows 7 installed first: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

You need to boot the XP CD: Boot from CD - How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD - Boot to CD

What do you mean that Windows 7 is not "original" and you want to "go away from that?" Please explain so we can help you better.
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18 May 2010   #5

WIndows7
 
 

Hi,
My windows 7 installed in PC is just a copy - cracked by one of my friends and i doesn't like it any more!

Guys,
Pls teach me that step please ... how to get Windows 7 away and start installing winXP!

Am not expert on that part and needs little explanation if you don`t mind

thanking you very much
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18 May 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you follow the links posted by gregrocker you'll get it working. To install XP you'll have to boot to the install disc from boot options (usually f10 or f12) depending on the type of computer you have.

Bill
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18 May 2010   #7

WIndows7
 
 

Bill,
Thank you sir ... is that also means that Windows 7 will be deleted from my PC ... so i have the XP only ?
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18 May 2010   #8

WIndows7
 
 

Can i drop my last question!?

Other way ... is there any way that i can completely delete the O/S from the PC and start from the ZERO as new PC with O/S to install the winXP?

I would like to get the PC as no O/S ... it seems more easy to do that and then install the winXP on easy and clean way?

Thanks guys again .............................. Trust me .. this is last question
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18 May 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

Just boot the XP CD and when it gets to the screen asking where you want to install, delete all the partitions, create a new one for your XP installation, then format it full NTFS before install.

If you think the Windows 7 bootleg copy you installed is infected, you should probably wipe the HD using free Partition Wizard bootable CD.
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18 May 2010   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

This will help you to uninstall Windows 7 - How to uninstall Windows 7

And, just a word to the wise - always use genuine Windows What is genuine Windows 7? - Microsoft Windows

Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach
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