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Windows 7: Windows 7 changing to windows Exp

05 Apr 2011   #1
prince1630

Windows 7 32Bit
 
 
Windows 7 changing to windows Exp

Can Someone Tell me how to put my windows 7 back to windows exp :-/

Everytime i tried to boot my windows exp .. it is protected by windows 7 . only higher of windows 7 can be installed .. how can i remove the protection..?


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05 Apr 2011   #2
prince1630

Windows 7 32Bit
 
 

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05 Apr 2011   #3
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

By "exp", do you mean XP? If yes, you should be able to boot from the XP disk, delete partitions plus format drive, then install XP. What kind of disk is this- ready made or home made?

Also, in the bios, try changing the hard drive from AHCI to IDE mode.
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05 Apr 2011   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello.


If you want to remove Windows 7 and install Windows XP in its place;

Just be aware: before you attempt that, be sure you have all the drivers for all the hardware used by the PC and for the peripherals that are used on the system before you start.

If the PC is set to use AHCI mode in the PC BIOS you would be better to set it back to IDE mode before you start the XP installation or you will have to add SATA drivers before/during the install and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


You can not install XP while Windows 7 is running, you will have to boot the XP CD to do the install.
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05 Apr 2011   #5
prince1630

Windows 7 32Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
By "exp", do you mean XP? If yes, you should be able to boot from the XP disk, delete partitions plus format drive, then install XP. What kind of disk is this- ready made or home made?

Also, in the bios, try changing the hard drive from AHCI to IDE mode.

hahaha sorry for the "exp" hahaha .. i mean xp :P .. by the way i tried what you said .. i boot my pc from the disk BUT my computer doesnt detect the the disk .. like theres something stopping me to delete my windows 7 ., just like on my screenie
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05 Apr 2011   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

First check for all the Win XP drivers for your hardware on the manufacturer's web site.
If your Win XP CD, does not support your Sata Controller, you will need to load drivers to uses at F6.
Load Sata Controller drivers with a floppy disk is the best way.
SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot


OR
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD
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05 Apr 2011   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

You can not install XP while Windows 7 is running, you will have to boot the XP CD to do the install.
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05 Apr 2011   #8
prince1630

Windows 7 32Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello.


If you want to remove Windows 7 and install Windows XP in its place;

Just be aware: before you attempt that, be sure you have all the drivers for all the hardware used by the PC and for the peripherals that are used on the system before you start.

If the PC is set to use AHCI mode in the PC BIOS you would be better to set it back to IDE mode before you start the XP installation or you will have to add SATA drivers before/during the install and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


You can not install XP while Windows 7 is running, you will have to boot the XP CD to do the install.
How can i change AHCI mode To IDE ???
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05 Apr 2011   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
You can not install XP while Windows 7 is running, you will have to boot the XP CD to do the install.
Have you seen this post?


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by prince1630 View Post


How can i change AHCI mode To IDE ???

Look around in the PC BIOS for something similar to "Storage Controler" if that is the issue.
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05 Apr 2011   #10
prince1630

Windows 7 32Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
You can not install XP while Windows 7 is running, you will have to boot the XP CD to do the install.
Have you seen this post?


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by prince1630 View Post


How can i change AHCI mode To IDE ???

Look around in the PC BIOS for something similar to "Storage Controler" if that is the issue.
I dont see anything in my CMOS config that similar to " Storage Controller "

Im using PCI Express
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