how to install xp instead of windows 7

June 30, 2011 at 07:18:18
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how to install xp instead of windows 7

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#1
June 30, 2011 at 07:24:42
If you have any important data on the partition which you have Win 7 installed, back it up on a separate partition.

Make sure you have the Win XP product key beforehand - you`ll need it later.

So, boot up from the XP CD and follow the instructions in this quite good tutorial.

Tutorial

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#2
June 30, 2011 at 13:17:48
Drivers for hardware, are they available for Windows XP ??

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#3
June 30, 2011 at 13:56:14
Why would anyone do that?

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#4
June 30, 2011 at 19:31:49
XP often does not work on most new hardware since drivers were never written for them and never will be. You would be better off leaving Windows 7 since it is a much more secure and stable operating system and if there is a real need to running programs that will not run on Windows 7 even with compatibility more active, then use a virtual machine to install XP within the virtual machine and then run your programs that way. The other way will be more difficult and may completely fail or at least run unsatisfactorily.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#5
July 4, 2011 at 00:55:40
Before all, check to make sure you have drivers for all your hardware for Win XP SP3.

If you can find drivers for all your hardware and you are determined to install Win XP, then please read the following carefully after downloading all the drivers and storing them on a CD-ROM or on a flash disk:

You should first delete the partitions created by Win 7 because Win XP does not recognize partitions created by Win 7 and Vista. So you cannot install Win XP.

Secondly, you should check if SATA (AHCI) is set for the HDD and DVD-ROM drive in BIOS. Win XP does not have built-in drivers for SATA drives. Therefore, you must change SATA mode to IDE or compatibility in BIOS.

Now you can put your Win XP CD in the DVD-ROM tray and start installation. No need to change boot order to DVD-ROM drive first if it is set to HDD.

I also suggest heeding the opinions of the other posters because Win XP is a dying OS.

CoolGuy


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