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Windows 7: Downgrading Windows 7 to Win XP (Without Windows.old)

07 Aug 2011   #21
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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You need to Delete all partitions & format the HD drive at this screen:

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You can not install from Windows 7 decktop, need to boot the PC from Win XP CD.

How to Clean install Win XP:
XP Clean Install
NO.


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07 Aug 2011   #22
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

May I chime in and say ,7 was installed on your system for a reason

Going back to XP will be more of a challenge cause the drivers support is no longer there also you would have to search for legacy drivers to get some of the coponents or apps to work


Im no sure what version of 7 you are using but i would look toward upgrading it with xp support the business copies persay

that will allow you to run xp and 7 without conflicts mind you this would be a better option then going scratch back to xp

WINDOW 7 gives you choices my friend Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP[3]=Installation and Setup this is dual boot i advise you to read this to the full extent


Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup[2]=Programs Features this is also a xp set up Im not tottally sure this is where you want to be but atleast you got some direction good luck and im sure other more Experienced members will offer maybe a better solution then I

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07 Aug 2011   #23
gregrocker

 

Do you have a working CD drive or just a DVD drive?

Follow these steps exactly to get XP to boot: How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD - Boot to CD

Or use the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key to trigger CD drive to boot.

If no prompt appears to "Press any key..." then it is not bootable CD. Try cleaning it. Or find another XP installer or ISO to burn to CD for the exact same version as the XP Product Key your friend gave you.
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07 Aug 2011   #24
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Did you try this: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP I still think you will run into a driver problem.
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07 Aug 2011   #25
prince1630

Windows 7 32Bit
 
 

Is there a missing file in my CD? Which cause the problem ? no bootmgr?
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07 Aug 2011   #26
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Hi Solarstshines & whs.

I have asked the OP for specs, twice.
We can not sort out drivers without the specs.
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07 Aug 2011   #27
prince1630

Windows 7 32Bit
 
 

Guys when I tried To boot my Computer from the Windows XP CD .. It always say DISK FAILURE something like that ... I'm thinking that the disk failure is cause by the windows 7 that blocks me to downgrade ...

Am i right ?? or wrong ?
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07 Aug 2011   #28
prince1630

Windows 7 32Bit
 
 

Can you tell me how to show you the specs ?
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07 Aug 2011   #29
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Not cause by the windows 7, bad CD.
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07 Aug 2011   #30
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Hi Solarstshines & whs.

I have asked the OP for specs, twice.
We can not sort out drivers without the specs.

yup that is a problem
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