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Windows 7: Downgrade help

21 Dec 2009   #1
ineedwin7help

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Downgrade help

Hey guys. I am giving up on Windows 7. I have an XP disk and I put it in but it won't allow me to install XP. If I delete system32 and then put the XP disk in would it work? If not what do I do?


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21 Dec 2009   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

If you upgraded from XP, what your suggesting is contrary to the EULA. If you have the full retail 7, DVD, then just set your bios to boot from the Full retail XP DVD and do a clean install.
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21 Dec 2009   #3
ineedwin7help

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
If you upgraded from XP, what your suggesting is contrary to the EULA. If you have the full retail 7, DVD, then just set your bios to boot from the XP DVD and do a clean install.
I am sorry. I am not very good with computers.....What does that mean? LOL I know I sound like an idiot.

What does it mean and how do I do it?

And would deleting system32 work or not?
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21 Dec 2009   #4
gregrocker

 

You can revert to XP if you decide not to use a Win7 Upgrade version.

You need to boot from the XP CD to delete the Win7 installation completely and then format the HD before install, as XP has a different partition table and will not run from Win7 anyway.

Have you attempted to resolve the issues with Win7 first? We can possibly help.
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21 Dec 2009   #5
ineedwin7help

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You can revert to XP if you decide not to use a Win7 Upgrade version.

You need to boot from the XP CD to delete the Win7 installation completely and then format the HD before install, as XP has a different partition table and will not run from Win7 anyway.

Have you attempted to resolve the issues with Win7 first? We can possibly help.
My issue is rare and unheard of. It came with my windows 7. My computer had an allergic reaction....I can't download ANYTHING from the internet that isnt microsoft. It says something like "This program has been blocked because it does not have a valid digital signature."

I cant even download google chrome or firefox! I CANT EVEN GET AVAST!
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21 Dec 2009   #6
gregrocker

 

Did you boot from the Win7 DVD and format the drive before install using Custom>Advanced drive tools?
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21 Dec 2009   #7
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ineedwin7help View Post
My issue is rare and unheard of. It came with my windows 7. My computer had an allergic reaction....I can't download ANYTHING from the internet that isnt microsoft. It says something like "This program has been blocked because it does not have a valid digital signature."

I cant even download google chrome or firefox! I CANT EVEN GET AVAST!
Do not give up on Win 7 yet. I guarantee that the good people here can help you with your problem and get Win 7 going. Win 7 is the best OS ever, hang in there and we will help.
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