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Windows 7: Downgrade

19 Nov 2009   #1
Hedi

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Downgrade

Hi,

Using 7 Pro but really do feel XP SP3 is way better.
I was wondering how hard it is to downgrade, if no, I'd love to have additional details.

Regards


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19 Nov 2009   #2
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Just as there is no way to directly upgrade from XP to Windows 7 there is no direct downgrade option

You will just have to wipe windows 7 off the system and re-install XP from the original disk
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19 Nov 2009   #3
gregrocker

 

How to restore a Windows 7-based computer to a previous Windows installation by using the Windows.old folder

What problems are you having with Win7 64 bit? Maybe you would like 32 bit better (I do).
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20 Nov 2009   #4
Hedi

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
How to restore a Windows 7-based computer to a previous Windows installation by using the Windows.old folder

What problems are you having with Win7 64 bit? Maybe you would like 32 bit better (I do).
No no but XP is faster isn't it?
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20 Nov 2009   #5
Hedi

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Just as there is no way to directly upgrade from XP to Windows 7 there is no direct downgrade option

You will just have to wipe windows 7 off the system and re-install XP from the original disk
If I do try o boot from an XP disc, will I have the usual installer giving me the ability to format & install?
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20 Nov 2009   #6
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hedi View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
How to restore a Windows 7-based computer to a previous Windows installation by using the Windows.old folder

What problems are you having with Win7 64 bit? Maybe you would like 32 bit better (I do).
No no but XP is faster isn't it?
No XP isn't nearly as fast as Win7. It is the best OS yet.

For someone who has used Win7 for a year now, going back to XP now feels like getting into a 1960's car.

You just have some issues that need to be worked out, so we can help you here if you want. Otherwise, your XP installer should have ability to format if you boot from it.
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20 Nov 2009   #7
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Yes, you will
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