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How to uninstall Windows7RC & install XP pro


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#1 Jim P

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 08:48 PM

I purchased an OEM copy of XP Pro and would like to remove Win7RC and install XP Pro. What would be the least complicated way of doing this? I built the computer and originally had Ubuntu installed on it until I decided to tryWin7RC. Everything works flawlessly so far with Windows 7RC but I don't plan on buying a copy of the final release.

I've been told it is easy to upgrade, go from a older OS to a newer OS., but downgrading is a different beast. I have one bright idea :huh: . Installing Ubuntu to delete the Win 7RC OS,then installing XP to delete Ubuntu.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 12:47 PM

Why not just load the XP disk into the drive, restart, boot from CD/DVD, then format the drive where you want to install XP. No evidence of having another operating system once you format it. I have done it several times going from Vista to Win 7 Beta, to Vista again, then onto Win 7 RC. Though I have never upgraded an operating system, just installed over and over again, its easy. Just hate waiting for the updates to complete.

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 01:00 PM

Why not just load the XP disk into the drive, restart, boot from CD/DVD, then format the drive where you want to install XP. No evidence of having another operating system once you format it. I have done it several times going from Vista to Win 7 Beta, to Vista again, then onto Win 7 RC. Though I have never upgraded an operating system, just installed over and over again, its easy. Just hate waiting for the updates to complete.

Good luck



Thanks for the reply. I've have since decided to stick with Windows7RC.

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