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Windows 7: downgrading from windows 7 to windows xp pro

03 Feb 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

Let us know how it turns out. I think the dual boot is a good choice.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Feb 2010   #12

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mdr guamie View Post
unfortunately my solidworks 2009 and autocad 2009 does not work with windows 7. which was the main reason for the new computer. plus figured with the old OS, XP, all softwares work with it already. will look at the dual boost installation now. cant seem to get to the XP installation part that allows me to delete all the partitions. even set the startup on the BIOS to startup on the cd and not hard drive.
How far can go in this tutorial?

How to Install Windows XP
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Feb 2010   #13

XP, Windows 7

Are you able to boot from CD or not?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

05 Feb 2010   #14
mdr guamie

windows 7 64bit

finally got everything to work. thank you everyone!! havent figured out why but it works. the original windows xp disc i was using for some reason did not allow me to boot up and install. but when i used a DELL windows xp disc that came with my laptop, it allowed me to boot up directly from the disc and allowed me to install xp and delete any partions i wanted.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Feb 2010   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

Very good. I am glad you you got it sorted out.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Feb 2010   #16

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


That is good news.
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