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problem going from win7 ult to xp pro


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#1 gazjd

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 12:22 PM

hi all, i tried to install xp on my pc that runs 7ultimate but after formatting the hd and copying files on the restart the pc seems to forget what its doing and displays error loading os (or something along those lines) iv heard that xp cannot remove the boot sequence for 7 and thats the problem. any ideas of how to get round this? without using a different hd ofcourse.

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 12:37 PM

I don't really have an answer to your question, but I have a question myself...

i tried to install xp on my pc that runs 7ultimate

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 02:28 PM

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The easiest solution, of course, would be to install XP first. The bootloader used by Vista/Win 7 makes the XP bootfiles useless and you cannot remove/change the Win 7 bootloader files from within XP.

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