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Windows 7: Cant Install XP over Windows 7?

26 Dec 2009   #21
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ericerics View Post
it doesn't tell me to tap a key, usually it would tell me to tap anykey to continue my boot. but ever since i've installed W7 it doesn't tell me to tap anything it just says "To Boot from CD:..."
Please rest assured that Windows 7 has nothing to do with a computer booting to this level. This is all motherboard, controlled by the BIOS. The reason you might not see the screen I posted to earlier is if you have enabled some form of "Quick Boot" that bypasses all this stuff and goes strait to the OS to save time. To avoid that you must begin tapping the F12 key as soon as the three lights on the keyboard flash, to enter the boot menu.

To enter the bios to set the DVD as the first drive in boot order, begin tapping the Delete key as soon as the three lights on the keyboard flash. When the BIOS menu appears, scroll down to Advanced Bios Features and find the First Boot Device and set to the DVD / CD Rom.

Cant Install XP over Windows 7?-advanced_bios_01.png

Cant Install XP over Windows 7?-advanced_bios_02.png

You can even temporarily disable any hard drive from the boot order so you boot to the CD or to nothing. You can go back later and change the boot order back.

Cheers!
Robert




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27 Dec 2009   #22
ericerics

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ericerics View Post
it doesn't tell me to tap a key, usually it would tell me to tap anykey to continue my boot. but ever since i've installed W7 it doesn't tell me to tap anything it just says "To Boot from CD:..."
Please rest assured that Windows 7 has nothing to do with a computer booting to this level. This is all motherboard, controlled by the BIOS. The reason you might not see the screen I posted to earlier is if you have enabled some form of "Quick Boot" that bypasses all this stuff and goes strait to the OS to save time. To avoid that you must begin tapping the F12 key as soon as the three lights on the keyboard flash, to enter the boot menu.

To enter the bios to set the DVD as the first drive in boot order, begin tapping the Delete key as soon as the three lights on the keyboard flash. When the BIOS menu appears, scroll down to Advanced Bios Features and find the First Boot Device and set to the DVD / CD Rom.

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You can even temporarily disable any hard drive from the boot order so you boot to the CD or to nothing. You can go back later and change the boot order back.

Cheers!
Robert
i've tried that, i didnt work for me unfortunately
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27 Dec 2009   #23
ericerics

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Please tap the F-key given on first bootup screen to Enter BIOS setup, usually F2.

Look for the boot order selection menu and follow prompts to set CD drive to boot first, then HDD.

Also look for how CD drive is registered in the BIOS: Master, Slave, SATA1, SATA2, etc.

Save settings and exit. Now look for prompt to "hit any key to boot from CD"

If this does not fix it, open your case and remove your CD drive, check jumpers, set to Master and remove anything else on cable. Change the ribbon cable if possible. If necessary, try another CD drive.
your using a diferent motherboard than me, its hard to follow what you say because you are telling me what to do if i were using your motherboard. my motherboard's bios screen is "Delete" button and it doesnt have an F-key option, nothing happens when i press the F-key
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27 Dec 2009   #24
gregrocker

 

I was referring the row of F-keys along the top of the keyboard, which are normally used to access Boot Menu.

Look on the first bootup screen for what key to tap for Boot Menu. Select CD drive to boot.

If it isn't there, then look on the first bootup screen for what key to tap to Enter BIOS setup. Set CD drive to boot first, then HD.
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27 Dec 2009   #25
jradicle11

windows 7/windows xp/windows vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ericerics View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ericerics View Post
is there a way where i can just unstall the windows 7 OS?
Hi

Back Up your DATA first.

No need to uninstall, just delete the partition.

Take a look at this tutorial:

How to Install Windows XP
>i wish it was that easy. when i try booting from the bootmenu, it just runs normally...
it says "Boot from CD:..." usually it says "Boot from CD: press any key"

i like the windows 7 visuals and stuff, but everything else is too vista-like. i really don't like vista at all, the security warnings "do you want to open this" or whatever. i like XP, although it is less safe i have anti-virus programs and firewalls to protect me from that. constantly asking me whether i want to open this or that slows me down from everything. also i cant find anything i want to find, i was struggling to find the "Run" in windows 7 when it was right there infront of me. i have many other relevant problems wherei think i cant get use to, so im just going to try to switch back

ps. i didnt upgrade.
thanks for all your help people! im going to try some of these things
Seems like you could just do some customization to windows 7 to personalize it. I'm pretty sure the security warnings can be turned off. For all the effort you've put in, it would most likely be far less just to customize it. I figure, all the time spent fidgeting with switching to XP could easily have been applied to making windows 7 suit your needs.
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27 Dec 2009   #26
smsff7

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jradicle11 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ericerics View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post

Hi

Back Up your DATA first.

No need to uninstall, just delete the partition.

Take a look at this tutorial:

How to Install Windows XP
>i wish it was that easy. when i try booting from the bootmenu, it just runs normally...
it says "Boot from CD:..." usually it says "Boot from CD: press any key"

i like the windows 7 visuals and stuff, but everything else is too vista-like. i really don't like vista at all, the security warnings "do you want to open this" or whatever. i like XP, although it is less safe i have anti-virus programs and firewalls to protect me from that. constantly asking me whether i want to open this or that slows me down from everything. also i cant find anything i want to find, i was struggling to find the "Run" in windows 7 when it was right there infront of me. i have many other relevant problems wherei think i cant get use to, so im just going to try to switch back

ps. i didnt upgrade.
thanks for all your help people! im going to try some of these things
Seems like you could just do some customization to windows 7 to personalize it. I'm pretty sure the security warnings can be turned off. For all the effort you've put in, it would most likely be far less just to customize it. I figure, all the time spent fidgeting with switching to XP could easily have been applied to making windows 7 suit your needs.
I had the same prob with WIn7 and vista myself I hated the UAC So I disabled it first chance I got. (not to hard to do and if that is your prob then somebody could tell you how to do it.) Tho when I first started using win7 I hated the fact that I needed to rig the quick launch back and no classic start menu, bu I got used to it :P
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27 Dec 2009   #27
gregrocker

 

Quick launch functions were absorbed into the Super Bar. You can dock any app/program there for instant access, including full history by rightclick.

Change User Account Control settings in Control Panel.
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27 Dec 2009   #28
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ericerics View Post
Hi im using windows 7 atm but i dont like it at all. the visuals are great and it looks amazing but the folder setups and everything else is too much alike vista. the whole reason i sticked with XP throughout the vista phase was because i didnt like anything about vista, nothing about vista at all.

So i've decided to go back to XP but now windows 7 wont let me install XP because it says my current OS is newer and its blocking me from installing XP...

What should i do? someone help me please

ps. i dont have two OS's on my computer
this seems like a lot of trouble to go through just to get your favourite game working
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27 Dec 2009   #29
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ericerics View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ericerics View Post
it doesn't tell me to tap a key, usually it would tell me to tap anykey to continue my boot. but ever since i've installed W7 it doesn't tell me to tap anything it just says "To Boot from CD:..."
Please rest assured that Windows 7 has nothing to do with a computer booting to this level. This is all motherboard, controlled by the BIOS. The reason you might not see the screen I posted to earlier is if you have enabled some form of "Quick Boot" that bypasses all this stuff and goes strait to the OS to save time. To avoid that you must begin tapping the F12 key as soon as the three lights on the keyboard flash, to enter the boot menu.

To enter the bios to set the DVD as the first drive in boot order, begin tapping the Delete key as soon as the three lights on the keyboard flash. When the BIOS menu appears, scroll down to Advanced Bios Features and find the First Boot Device and set to the DVD / CD Rom.

Attachment 43905

Attachment 43906

You can even temporarily disable any hard drive from the boot order so you boot to the CD or to nothing. You can go back later and change the boot order back.

Cheers!
Robert
i've tried that, i didnt work for me unfortunately
Could you please explain a little more what you mean by "didn't work"? Did tapping the "Delete" key open the BIOS menu? Were you able to set the CD as the first boot device? When you rebooted did the XP installer in the CD/DVD not start? A little help here would be appreciated.

For clarity, the "Boot Screen" in this picture is from the motherboard you listed in your specs: "GA-MA785GM-US2H " from the "Users Manual" available on-line from Gigabyte.

Cant Install XP over Windows 7?-gigibyte_boot.png

The BIOS menu screens are also from the Gigabyte Users Manual. If this is not the motherboard you have, please tell us which one you do have?

The next question I would have is are you using a USB keyboard? If so, I would suggest to you to turn off your computer, remove the usb keyboard and find an old PS2 keyboard and plug it into the back of your computer until you get your XP reinstalled. Then you can go back to the USB keyboard if you wish.


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27 Dec 2009   #30
smsff7

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quick launch functions were absorbed into the Super Bar. You can dock any app/program there for instant access, including full history by rightclick.
and.....? I DON"T like it at all. It takes up to much room and not very useful to me.
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