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Windows 7: Windows 7 starter - Windows XP ?

21 May 2010   #1
miniman

7 starter netbook
 
 
Windows 7 starter - Windows XP ?

As far as i know 7 is an upgrade to XP, therefore is it allowed / possible (free) to downgrade back to XP ?

Reason being i cannot get on with 7 (starter) and have heard that i can change to XP for free if needed, is this true ?


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21 May 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by miniman View Post
As far as i know 7 is an upgrade to XP, therefore is it allowed / possible (free) to downgrade back to XP ?

Reason being i cannot get on with 7 (starter) and have heard that i can change to XP for free if needed, is this true ?
By downgrade I assume you mean in terms of licenses, right? XP has to be a clean install with format over win 7

You can re-install XP if you have the disk and license.

Ken
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21 May 2010   #3
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by miniman View Post
As far as i know 7 is an upgrade to XP, therefore is it allowed / possible (free) to downgrade back to XP ?

Reason being i cannot get on with 7 (starter) and have heard that i can change to XP for free if needed, is this true ?

Hi
Could you please rephase your statement. It seems your wording can mean two different things so I'm not sure how to answer yet.

Example:
1. NO Windows 7 is not an upgrade of WinXP
2. Why don't you just tell us why you can't get Win7 stater to work?
3. Are you asking if after you install Win7 if you can go back to WinXP?
It all depends on how you installed and/or what you did after your install.
If you want to go back to WinXP just use your WinXP install disk.

In your specs you have written your OS is "7600x32 Win 8-128 bit" what is that?

Hopefully some of his is what you asked.


Hi Ken we both aswered him the same time.
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21 May 2010   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IggyAZ View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by miniman View Post
As far as i know 7 is an upgrade to XP, therefore is it allowed / possible (free) to downgrade back to XP ?

Reason being i cannot get on with 7 (starter) and have heard that i can change to XP for free if needed, is this true ?

Hi
Could you please rephase your statement. It seems your wording can mean two different things so I'm not sure how to answer yet.

Example:
1. NO Windows 7 is not an upgrade of WinXP
2. Why don't you just tell us why you can't get Win7 stater to work?
3. Are you asking if after you install Win7 if you can go back to WinXP?
It all depends on how you installed and/or what you did after your install.
If you want to go back to WinXP just use your WinXP install disk.

In your specs you have written your OS is "7600x32 Win 8-128 bit" what is that?

Nopefully some of his is what you asked.

Iggy the Win 128 is a bit of a joke. I think the rest is directed at the OP

Ken
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21 May 2010   #5
miniman

7 starter netbook
 
 

Thanks, sorry i thought 7 was an upgrade to xp.

Bought a netbook with 7 starter pre-installed.

Thought that (if it was an upgrade then i would be allowed to downgrade back to xp)

Always used XP (which is getting more difficult to find on new pc / laptops) so used to it, 7 is not compatible with my 'brain'... joke...

''In your specs you have written your OS is "7600x32 Win 8-128 bit" what is that?'' ... dont remember putting that bit in ?
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21 May 2010   #6
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

What is it about Windows 7 that your XP brain is not getting along with, perhaps we can ease you into your new OS.....
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21 May 2010   #7
miniman

7 starter netbook
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fishnbanjo View Post
What is it about Windows 7 that your XP brain is not getting along with, perhaps we can ease you into your new OS.....
Can only quote 7 starter, but it is slow, questions everything you do, the format is confusing (compared to xp) couldnt even change wallpaper, until i asked for advise on this site (thanks for that ) the features that are advertised on tv etc. as i can see are not available on starter edition, just a few

Shouldnt be advertised as 7 if most of the features are missing in starter ?
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21 May 2010   #8
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Well Starter is relatively uhhhhh Basic and I found Home Standard kind of lacking for my needs, I have Professional in 32 and 64 bit for my laptops and Ultimate 64 on my desktop.
How long have you had your rig if it's less than 21 days I'd say return it as not being satisfied. Then order one with Windows 7 Home Standard....
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21 May 2010   #9
miniman

7 starter netbook
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fishnbanjo View Post
Well Starter is relatively uhhhhh Basic and I found Home Standard kind of lacking for my needs, I have Professional in 32 and 64 bit for my laptops and Ultimate 64 on my desktop.
How long have you had your rig if it's less than 21 days I'd say return it as not being satisfied. Then order one with Windows 7 Home Standard....
Doh, had for more than 21 days i think, never buy starter again, its not as described, trades description, you see all the hype for windows 7, but starter is a cut down joke, defo not as described.
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22 May 2010   #10
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manhunter2826 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by isaaclopez View Post
Thank you for the info.......I'd hate to be a starter user
The Starter edition of windows 7 is getting to be quite prevalent on netbooks
Windows 7: Compare editions - Windows 7 Starter
I think Starter is of no help to anyone; best if it was removed from the Windows 7 itinerary IMHO.
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