Downgrade windows 7 to Xp with same licence

May 10, 2011 at 02:47:00
Specs: Windows XP
I bought a PC ready with Windows 7 Installed. I want to Downgrade with Windows Xp with the same licence. please guide me.

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May 10, 2011 at 03:16:42
You cannot 'downgrade' to XP with the same licence, you need to purchase a new copy of XP. Also, if it's a new model of PC you may have problems getting XP drivers for the system. What issues are you having that make you want to remove Win7?

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May 10, 2011 at 03:46:27
Dear Sridhu,

you can downgrade from windows 7 to windows xp, its possible.. please refer the microsoft link

MCITP Tutorials

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May 10, 2011 at 06:05:23
That article lists which OEM versions of Windows 7 are eligible for that downgrade. Professional and Ultimate are the versions listed.

Even if sridhu80 has the correct version of Windows 7 pre-installed they still need to find someone to downgrade it for them. I doubt that will happen.

Additionally, laptops with HD graphics and sound and wireless networking devices may be problematic to find drivers at all. Any driverss that are found may not allow all the features of the device to work as they do in Windows 7.

Better to run WinXP in a virtual mode if the reason for the downgrade is compatibility with hardware or software.

As was asked, what is your reason for wanting to downgrade?

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May 10, 2011 at 06:19:41

Did you do your homework about this downgrade? You will have to completely wipe the hard drive & start from scratch. That means you will have to locate all the necessary XP compatible drivers for your hardware - chipset, video, sound, network, wireless, etc. Not only that, but your system most likely has a SATA or SSD hard drive, which means it's not natively supported by XP. So there will be extra steps that will have to be taken to get XP to install. If you're familiar with computers & installing Windows, drivers, & all the other related software, it shouldn't be too difficult. But if you're a newb, you're going to have a lot of work ahead of you.

My advice is to stick to Win7 & learn it. XP is the past, Win7 is the future.

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