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

07 Aug 2011   #41
gregrocker

 

Will the drive boot any other bootable CD's?

Is the XP CD one which you burned yourself, and is it known to boot in the past? If so, you can try burning another using ImgBurn at 4x speed with Verify.

Is the XP CD visibly dirty? If so, wash it with a soft cloth. You can also try copying it using ImgBurn to Copy Disk Image>Write Disk image.


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07 Aug 2011   #42
prince1630

Windows 7 32Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Will the drive boot any other bootable CD's?

Is the XP CD one which you burned yourself, and is it known to boot in the past? If so, you can try burning another using ImgBurn at 4x speed with Verify.

Is the XP CD visibly dirty? If so, wash it with a soft cloth. You can also try copying it using ImgBurn to Copy Disk Image>Write Disk image.
My computer boots the windows 7 DVD
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07 Aug 2011   #43
gregrocker

 

What about CD's.

XP is on a CD, not a DVD.

Is it a CD drive you are using, and will other CD's boot with it?
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07 Aug 2011   #44
prince1630

Windows 7 32Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What about CD's.

XP is on a CD, not a DVD.

Is it a CD drive you are using, and will other CD's boot with it?
yep i boots CD's too...
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07 Aug 2011   #45
gregrocker

 

For the third time: Was the CD was burned from an ISO?
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08 Aug 2011   #46
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

1) Get yourself a Legal new original copy of windows XP CD & key.

2) Take a look at dual booting.
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
or
Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup

3) You can download Win XP driver from here:
ECS Web Site

4) If you have problems with Windows 7, you may like to make a new thread listing the problems.
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12 Apr 2015   #47
bstevenson78

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Read Below

You need to download the official microsoft iso file from https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...downloads.aspx

burn it to a dvd boot from it, install windows xp
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