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Windows 7: How can i downgrade to xp?

11 Nov 2009   #1
torres9

 
 
How can i downgrade to xp?

I installed windows 7 on my laptop a few days back after trying it for a bit i just much prefer XP to it. I tried to downgrade using my system recovery disc i made with the laptop- Which i know works as ive used it on many occasions before.

However with 7 its not even loading the disc up, i also have a built in recovery thing on the laptop and when i use the F key to use that recovery on the startup it doesnt even appear.


Im totally lost as to how i can downgrade so any help as to how i can do it would be very appreciated. Thanks.


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11 Nov 2009   #2
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

You will have to clean install back to XP...
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11 Nov 2009   #3
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
You will have to clean install back to XP...
Zidane is correct. Just as you had to do a clean install to go to Windows 7, you will have to start from your recovery disks for XP and do a clean install.

What was there that turned you off from Windows 7? There are a lot of tweaks that can make Windows 7 look/feel like XP, if that is what you prefer, and it is more stable, secure, etc. that XP could ever be.
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11 Nov 2009   #5
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by atomsk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
You will have to clean install back to XP...
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torres9 View Post
I tried to downgrade using my system recovery disc i made with the laptop- Which i know works as ive used it on many occasions before.
uh...

Let's try not to be children here.
Uh...What?

I told him exactly what to do...there was nothing wrong about that I said...
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11 Nov 2009   #6
Sbrideau

Windows 10 Pro / OpenSUSE
 
 

Have you tried booting the computer with the cd already in it so it doesn't go to your already installed Windows?
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11 Nov 2009   #7
torres9

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
You will have to clean install back to XP...
I have tried this also but i keep getting an error message saying 'Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer'.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheSchaft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
You will have to clean install back to XP...
Zidane is correct. Just as you had to do a clean install to go to Windows 7, you will have to start from your recovery disks for XP and do a clean install.

What was there that turned you off from Windows 7? There are a lot of tweaks that can make Windows 7 look/feel like XP, if that is what you prefer, and it is more stable, secure, etc. that XP could ever be.
I do like like it in parts but its not only me that uses the laptop, and they just find xp easier.
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11 Nov 2009   #8
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Do you have the space to try a dual boot - that way you could trial the new OS and "the others" could learn to love it
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11 Nov 2009   #9
torres9

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Do you have the space to try a dual boot - that way you could trial the new OS and "the others" could learn to love it
My laptops only has about 69gb's, so thats not really an option for me.
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11 Nov 2009   #10
torres9

 
 

This is seriously becoming a joke now, its not reading any of the discs that im trying to use to downgrade (XP disc and my recovery disc) and To make matters worse its not even detecting any wireless networks anymore even though theyre clearly on and right next to the laptop - and yes they do work as im connected to it on my iphone.

Its quite shocking really that microsoft have made it such a struggle to simply dowgrade to a previus OS. I have no idea what to try now
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