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Windows 7: Cant Install XP over Windows 7?

06 Jan 2010   #41

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)

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It is not the size of the taskbar that bugs me. It is the size and positioning of the icons/shortcuts to run the programs. For me, having then in one small contained spot next to the start button is a lot better then having them scattered throughout the taskbar.
They aren't "scattered" can arrange them however you like. There is essentially no difference in the functionality from the quick just have more of it, and more functionality.
Well QL takes up 1" of the task bar and the new pinning takes up 1/2" per item and by clicking one it will open the prog in the same spot on the taskbar as it was located wile pinned so it takes up more roomand moves them more out towerds the clock so I conceder that not only scattered, but useless to me
Actually, it takes less room. Since no new icon or button is created when you launch a program, no additional room is used and nothing moves. And I still don't get what you mean by "scattered" can put them wherever you want.
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06 Jan 2010   #42
Microsoft MVP


Do you have a windows.old folder created when you clean install Win7? It will be in the root (C?) drive.

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

You might want to install XP on a second partition so you can phase in adjustment to Win7 before they cut off XP support sometime soon. Many have it on a dual boot with no problem.
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09 Jan 2010   #43

Windows 7

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oo when i enter boot setup it says "To boot from CD:" but it would usually say "To boot from CD: press any key to boot w/e" but now it just says "To boot from CD:" then blank. i only have one cd drive, my cd drive can run movies and everything else so im sure its fine. also i have tried other CDs they have the same problem as the "To boot from CD:"
Well ... if your current DVD drive is not booting ANY CDs, then the only step I can think of is to try a different Drive. If you have any friends with extra parts laying around, or can borrow a CD Drive from someone, you could connect a known good CD-Rom in place of the DVD. The XP install disk is a bootable CD so all you need to reinstall XP is a CD-Rom. If you have no other option, CD-Roms are not that expensive to purchase. Then after XP is up and running, you can connect the DVD back up and see if is working or not?

LOL i said my cd drive works, i can install and run warcraft. and no i dont have windows.old folder
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