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Windows 7: Quick question...

12 Apr 2009   #1
monstermanx

XP
 
 
Quick question...

I have Windows XP,

I have Windows 7 but not in ISO just folders. I know it works, I dual-booted it on Vista but had to remove it as the laptop went for repairs. I want it on my desktop,

Can I do the upgrade from XP, then if I want to revert, I just do a re-format/destructive recovery via the recovery partition? Will that work?


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12 Apr 2009   #2
Maka

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7100 RC x86/Windows XP SP3 x86 (Dual Boot)
 
 

No you can't run an upgrade from XP.
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12 Apr 2009   #3
monstermanx

XP
 
 

Alright. That's out of the question, so could someone tell me how to take the folders/files and burn them into an ISO image? But only if this questions answer is a yes: If I do a clean install, will it delete the recovery partition that came with my computer? If not, if I want to get rid of Seven and get XP back, do I just do the destructive recovery via the recovery partition?

Thanks,
Brendan
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12 Apr 2009   #4
Azural

Windows 7 Build 7229 x64
 
 

You can still run the setup and just install it over XP if you don't mind having to reinstall everything.

Edit: Seems we were posting at the same time.

If you run the setup you can't wipe the partition, but you can still install it on the partition. Your old files will be moved to a folder called 'windows.old' that you can take them from or remove.

If you want an ISO so that you can burn the image to a disk, there's plenty of programs that will do that.
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12 Apr 2009   #5
monstermanx

XP
 
 

Can I run the install from the HDD?

& I don't mind re-installing everything.

I just need to make 100% SURE THAT I CAN RE-INSTALL XP IF NEEDED VIA THE PARTITION
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12 Apr 2009   #6
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by monstermanx View Post
I have Windows XP,

I have Windows 7 but not in ISO just folders. I know it works, I dual-booted it on Vista but had to remove it as the laptop went for repairs. I want it on my desktop,

Can I do the upgrade from XP, then if I want to revert, I just do a re-format/destructive recovery via the recovery partition? Will that work?
If you have the ISO extracted then yes you can run the install from XP, it will allow you do do a clean install (not an inplace upgrade). I would recommend if you have room to create another partition that you do that, and install 7 to the new partition instead of wiping out XP and relying on the recovery partition.
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12 Apr 2009   #7
monstermanx

XP
 
 

Alright.

Here's the problem, I don't know how to make a partition in Windows XP. I found the DSKMNGMENT tool similar to Vista's but doesn't work the same way.

I need a freeware app, that is like Vista's built-in one.

But, if I wanted a clean install, would I be able to re-install XP from the recovery partition? XD It's still under warranty. And installing Seven voids my warranty- I asked my warranty company, please don't argue it.
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12 Apr 2009   #8
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by monstermanx View Post
Alright.

Here's the problem, I don't know how to make a partition in Windows XP. I found the DSKMNGMENT tool similar to Vista's but doesn't work the same way.

I need a freeware app, that is like Vista's built-in one.

But, if I wanted a clean install, would I be able to re-install XP from the recovery partition? XD It's still under warranty. And installing Seven voids my warranty- I asked my warranty company, please don't argue it.
Yes you can use the recovery partition as long as you do not install 7 to that partition. Here ia a guide Dual Boot Windows 7 with XP/Vista in three easy steps - TechSpot
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12 Apr 2009   #9
monstermanx

XP
 
 

Alright,
So if I skip the dual-boot. Use the extracted files to install from desktop, then just when it's time for XP again I boot up into the recovery partition and voila, XP again? XD

I don't want to dual-boot really.
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12 Apr 2009   #10
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by monstermanx View Post
Alright,
So if I skip the dual-boot. Use the extracted files to install from desktop, then just when it's time for XP again I boot up into the recovery partition and voila, XP again? XD

I don't want to dual-boot really.
Mostly likely yes, if worst comes to worst you will have to fix the mbr as explained in the guide.
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