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Windows 7: Windows 7 to XP

06 Mar 2011   #1
dobata

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
Windows 7 to XP

Hi, im new here

Well now i saw my pc cant take windows 7 cuz my pc is old and better with 32 bit ...
I was wondering if i can change my windows back to windows xp?
Or should i buy a new pc?
Cuz i see when i start the windows XP installation it doesn't let me start..
Please Help me... ;D


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06 Mar 2011   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi, welcome to the forums

If you could fill in your System Specs then we may be able to advise as to a better course of action for you to take.


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06 Mar 2011   #3
dobata

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Im not so good at this, but see my information and tell me what should i write or edit.
I used Belarc Advisor to get the information.
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06 Mar 2011   #4
Orbital Shark

 
 

Thanks for the new info.

Looking at your system you should be able to handle Windows 7 with no issues. The only thing I'd advise is installing Windows 7 Ultimate 32Bit as opposed to 64 as you only have 1408MB memory. You can easily re-install XP (if you wish) by booting your machine with the XP CD in the drive and booting from that to do the installation.
Note   Note
You will need to have CD/DVD set as your 1st boot device in your BIOS. Please refer to your documentation for exact BIOS configuration details
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06 Mar 2011   #5
BogdanH

Windows 7 HomePremium 64bit
 
 

Hi,
I would say Ultimate isn't that good advice for such a machine -I would recommend HomePremium, though.

Bogdan
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06 Mar 2011   #6
Orbital Shark

 
 

Truth is I've had Ultimate working flawlessly on a 1GB machine but I see your point
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06 Mar 2011   #7
dobata

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Can i upgrade from ultimate to another windows 7? Some windows 7 *32-bit,x84* i have a bit lag with this windows.
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06 Mar 2011   #8
Orbital Shark

 
 

You cannot downgrade from 64 to 32 bit or to a lesser version of Windows. Your best bet is to

Clean Install Windows 7
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06 Mar 2011   #9
dobata

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

I just installed it ;D
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06 Mar 2011   #10
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
In general if your machine will run XP it WILL run W7. You can even get W7 to run on a 512MB machine -- although if you have this size machine then use the W7 Home Basic or Starter edition.

On a 1GB machine -- no problem running even W7 Pro (32 bit)..

However if you INSIST on wanting to run XP (or downgrade back to XP) you will need to do the following actions.

1) Totally reformat the partition you want to install XP on -- and remove if you have it the 100MB system reserved partition W7 sometimes creates. - Tip for W7 users -- if you don't want a System reserved partition when you install W7 then ensure your HDD has only ONE PRIMARY partition when you install W7 even if you have a 1 TB disk. Then AFTERWARDS reduce the size and create other partitions with GPARTED or Partitition manager etc (Free software).

2) SLIPSTREAM the XP3 service pack with windows XP before you start. Also if you have SATA drives XP won't recognize these so to avoid the "XP cannot find any hard disk drives" you will need to add the SATA drivers to your Slipstreamed XP.

You can do this by looking at this link and following on from there

All DriverPacks | DriverPacks.net

Documentation Docs | DriverPacks.net

It makes an interesting exercise in learning how to Slipstream your OS -- but honestly unless you have a VERY good reason to revert back to Windows XP I wouldn't bother -- I still have stuff that CAN only run on XP but I prefer to run an XP Virtual Machine rather than boot up an XP system.

Cheers
jimbo
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