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Windows 7: How can I get back to XP?

16 May 2010   #1
cyro3

win 7 64b
 
 
How can I get back to XP?

How can I give back state to win xp.

I had XP and then i installed win 7 too (
Create a New Partition from the XP Hard Disk Drive)

Now I need delete win 7 and add partition back to my HDD.


Thx



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16 May 2010   #2
gregrocker

 

Delete Win7 partition in Disk Management.

if it does not say System Active on it, then it is good to go.
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17 May 2010   #3
cyro3

win 7 64b
 
 

I have deleted Win7 in windows partition. But by start is allways boot screen to start
"Earlier version of Win, and Win7 "
1. How erase this boot screen.
2. How connect formated partition to hdd "D:" without format D ?
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17 May 2010   #4
Ch@n

 

You need to alter your boot.ini
Follow this,
Right click on My Computer, and select Properties. Now click on the Advanced tab. In a section labeled Startup and Recovery click on the button labeled Settings.

You can see the Boot options as you see after restart.

Click on Edit. The info will be opened in Notepad.

Delete the line which says Windows 7 and save it. You can also change the timeout value that is the first line Time to display list of Operating systems to 5 seconds.

Click Ok and restart and check.

I am not able to understand your second query!!!

There is another alternate way to do the above steps. That is to fix the boot. If you have the XP CD, then you can do it. If needed, will let you know the steps to it.

You can use the alternate method, only when the first steps doesnt work.
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17 May 2010   #5
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyro3 View Post
I have deleted Win7 in windows partition. But by start is allways boot screen to start
"Earlier version of Win, and Win7 "
1. How erase this boot screen.
2. How connect formated partition to hdd "D:" without format D ?
Type msconfig into Start Search box, on Boot tab remove the Win7 listing.

Please post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map, using SNipping Tool in Start Menu. Attach file using paper clip in Reply box.

Then we can advise you how to recover the empty space into Win7, and make sure you correctly deleted the old Win7 partition.

Please label the partitions first in Disk Mangement or explain what is in each.
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18 May 2010   #6
cyro3

win 7 64b
 
 

Here is my disk management. I will join D + G. But without format D.


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18 May 2010   #7
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyro3 View Post
Here is my disk management. I will join D + G. But without format D.
Have a look here:

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk
Partition or Volume - Delete
Partition or Volume - Extend
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18 May 2010   #8
kucing13

 

msconfig>>boot.ini>>under operating system

delete a line that comes with a windows seven on it
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18 May 2010   #9
gregrocker

 

In Disk Management, rightclick Windows 7 partition you wish to remove and Delete it.

Your choice:

1) use Disk Management to extend the C: partition to include the deleted "Unallocated Space:" Partition or Volume - Extend

or 2) use free Partition Wizard bootable CD to Resize the D:Logical Data partition to include the Unallocated Space: Boot PW CD, select 1 for Screen Res, rightclick D>Resize>drag left grey border all the way to the left to include unallocated space, OK, Apply step.
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