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Windows 7: Cannot install Windows XP back onto a Win7 CPU

28 Sep 2009   #1
justince

Win7
 
 
Cannot install Windows XP back onto a Win7 CPU

I've recently wanted to change back to XP. However, anytime i pop in my XP disk and boot it from the bios, it blue screens me. It gets as far when its loading drivers and sort to the point it says in the grey bar, "Setup is loading Windows", and some how it bluescreens me (doesnt let me get to the option of formatting the drive), but the error is...odd. It says its pointing as the main directory as the F drive, not the C drive.

Help please, i really hope this harddrive isnt trashed for whatever reason.


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28 Sep 2009   #2
ddeen

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

Would be more likely that your XP install CD is trashed. Make sure you go into bios and disable all boot devices but your cd/dvd drive. Do you only have one hard drive in the system? If not unplug all other drives but the one you want to install on.
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28 Sep 2009   #3
justince

Win7
 
 

Nah, this only happens on my windows 7 cpu.
I have one hard drive. I'll try disabling all boot drives tomorow and post feedback. It's been a long day for me.
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29 Sep 2009   #4
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by justince View Post
Nah, this only happens on my windows 7 cpu.
Did you have Windows XP installed on that computer before? And did you install it or did it come that way from the manufacturer.

Please fill in your system specifications (click the link under your post that says "My System Specs")

If you need help, see System Specs. how to
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29 Sep 2009   #5
justince

Win7
 
 

Imageshack - sysinfopg1
I wasnt able to remove the hard drive from the boot seqence, only change the order. And no, i had vista on this machine.
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29 Sep 2009   #6
Snufffed

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by justince View Post
I've recently wanted to change back to XP. However, anytime i pop in my XP disk and boot it from the bios, it blue screens me. It gets as far when its loading drivers and sort to the point it says in the grey bar, "Setup is loading Windows", and some how it bluescreens me (doesnt let me get to the option of formatting the drive), but the error is...odd. It says its pointing as the main directory as the F drive, not the C drive.

Help please, i really hope this harddrive isnt trashed for whatever reason.
When you boot to the DISK. go to advanced, move to Command
type Format C: then enter. It really is hard to install backwards. you have to FORMAT the HDD first.
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29 Sep 2009   #7
justince

Win7
 
 

When you say boot to the disk, you mean disk as in windows disk? It doesnt even allow me to get to the option of formatting the harddrive, thats the problem. If im not mistaken, newer disks of XP i believe (may be wrong) have a gui version of installing from the bios..this is from the text version.
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29 Sep 2009   #8
ddeen

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

We need your system specs to help you anymore. Important information like chipset, whether your dvd and hard drives are SATA, what service pack is the install XP disk. You may need to install chipset drivers and sata drivers when the XP disk boots up.
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01 Oct 2009   #9
justince

Win7
 
 

I have no clue what my motherboard is considering it was a repalcement computer from HP due to warranty, and i believe hd and dvd drives are sata.
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02 Oct 2009   #10
justince

Win7
 
 

Please, someone help..
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