how can i install winxp on win7

May 5, 2012 at 00:03:26
Specs: Windows 7, 1gb
my specs are win7 ultimate
intel hd graphics
160gb hdd
i want to go back to xp plzzzzzzz

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May 5, 2012 at 00:36:32
Finding compatible drivers for 10 year old XP can be a challenge, running XP in a Virtual Machine is easier:

Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....

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May 5, 2012 at 06:12:30
If this is a pre win 7 machine I don't see a problem. If it is a win 7 machine you might want to google (driverpack solution 12) Get the drivers and burn to dvd.

If you have a spare hard drive, try it on it first. Then run the driver pack....

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May 5, 2012 at 07:58:47
If you have a SATA HDD, read this "how-to":

If you have an older IDE HDD, the installation is pretty straight forward. Just boot off the XP disc, delete ALL current partitions (all data will be lost), create at least 2 new partitions (one for the OS, the other for Storage), format them as NTFS, then go ahead & install XP.

You we need to find XP compatible drivers for the motherboard chipset, video, sound, network, etc. Even if there are drivers on the disc, they are at least 10 yrs old. After that's done, install SP3, IE8, & all the other Windows Updates. Then install a lightweight anti-virus program such as AVAST, AVG, or Microsoft Security Essentials, then continue with the installation of the rest of your software.

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