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Windows 7: How to change OS XP for Windows7 laptop

04 Oct 2010   #11
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Actually, can installl Virtual PC and will run. I'll try to find the official MS statement as you aren't the only one who will find the info useful. MS made some "improvements" in this area just a couple of months ago.

Hope I saved the links, since both my hardware and software support XP mode I didn't pay much attention to the info. MS did remove the requirement that the hardware support the XP mode, but once again I need to find the links.


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04 Oct 2010   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Before you destroy your Win7, make at least an image of your current installation so that you can resort back to it in case of trouble with your "experiment": Here is one way of doing that: Imaging with free Macrium
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04 Oct 2010   #13
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I agree that making a system image so that you can return to where you were is a good idea.

I have always used the Win 7 Backup and Restore capabilities for this operation.

Win 7 Backup and Restore is free, works, and effortless.

The backup and restore offered on XP was problematic.

The backup and restore on Win 7 is extremely sound and solid.

When you get ready to restore, which you will, then you find a System Repair Disc to be invaluable.

DISC - CREATE A SYSTEM REPAIR DISC
START | type System Repair | Enter key | Create Disc button

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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04 Oct 2010   #14
satishduvvada

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Hey First let me Thank you all for the response.

Actually my problem with Windows 7 is, I have to install QTP 9.2 version, Windows 7 is not support that QTP 9.2 version. It supports the version QTP 10.0. So for a while I have to work on QTP 9.2. For this reason it forcing me to change degrade to XP
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05 Oct 2010   #15
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Please see DeaconFrost's post listing options to run XP on your computer without having to "degrade".

I have no idea what QTP is but you are putting the cart in front of the horse. Update QTP. Do not downgrade your operating system.
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05 Oct 2010   #16
gregrocker

 

You can still Dual Boot by shrinking your Win7 partition to make room for an XP partition next to it.

First follow Patio's suggestion and go to the Dell SUpport Downloads webpage for your computer model to make sure there are XP drivers. If not, you are going to have problems which may not be solvable. We can help you try.

If there are XP drivers or if you want to try anyway, shrink Win7 in Disk Management by about 10-20gb: Partition or Volume - Shrink

Now follow the steps in this tutorial: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

Ask back here as questions come up. We help with these every day here.
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05 Oct 2010   #17
wilywombat

win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by satishduvvada View Post
Hey First let me Thank you all for the response.

Actually my problem with Windows 7 is, I have to install QTP 9.2 version, Windows 7 is not support that QTP 9.2 version. It supports the version QTP 10.0. So for a while I have to work on QTP 9.2. For this reason it forcing me to change degrade to XP
Before you do anything, have you tried using the Windows 7 "Troubleshoot Compatability" function? Try following Compatibility Mode after installing the QTP 9.2 version.
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05 Oct 2010   #18
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

You'll probably find that if you try and install XP on a newish laptop it won't find any HDD drives because the SATA drivers don't exist in the standard XP system.

These will need to be "slipstreamed" into your XP install disk.

If you go to this site you can load all sorts of drivers and it explains how to integrate these into an XP system so you can install.

This site will have some video drivers too. There's all sorts of W7 stuff on this site too.

News | DriverPacks.net

Cheers
jimbo
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