G'day Seven Forums,
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During recent attempts to instal Win XP onto a new notebook computer
pre-installed with Win 7, I received considerable assistance from many
people across a number of very helpful sites including "Tom's Hardware",
"Seven Forum", PC User Magazine, MailStore Home, "Driver
("DualBootPro") and there may be others of whom I have lost track.
Many, many thanks to all these sites and people all of whom played an
In the end, the original Win 7 setup was backed to an external hard drive,
the Toshiba Recovery "Console" was used to make a set of recovery DVDs, the
original hard drive was replaced with a new one of similar size and
specification, the appropriate drivers
obtained and installed, XP Home SP2
installed, all the necessary programmes, folders and files installed, many
mistakes rectified and cleaned-up, a bootable recovery disc made and it is
almost where it is finished. The physical hard drive has been partitioned into
a number of various sized partitions including one which will be kept aside
for Win 7 when required and the original drive may be able to be used as
support for this. This was all done in quite an amateurish manner so
unfortunately I am not sure that I can be of much use to others with similar
problems although I would try.