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#1 santhusoft

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 07:18 AM

is it possible to install windows xp os over a windows 7 os

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 08:08 AM

is it possible to install windows xp os over a windows 7 os

hi.please explain what you mean by "over "
if you mean you want to get rid of win7 and install winxp ,just boot to winxp cd and format hdd and install winxp ,loosing all of win7 and current data on hard drive
if you mean you want to have both os's just google duel booting[having otion of both win7 and winxp on bootup ] win7 nd winxp

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 10:08 AM

No. If you want to replace W7 with XP you need to first backup all critical data. Then make sure there are XP compatible drivers available for your system. After all that, boot to the XP CD. Shortly after the installation routine begins you'll be given the option to format. Do so (NOTE: everything on the drive will be erased). Then continue the installation routine.

If you don't mind me asking, why do you want to do this?

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 10:40 AM

Or, if you mean you want to run both on the same machine, follow these instructions http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/8057-dual-boot-installation-windows-7-xp.html

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 12:34 PM

eithor way you need to backup important data ,because winxp needs to be installed before win7 .

if you have win7 pro or ultimate ,you will be able to use xpmode no need to dual boot or uninstall win7 to use xp

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 01:00 PM

eithor way you need to backup important data ,because winxp needs to be installed before win7 .


No it doesn't. It's simpler if you do, but not required.

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 01:11 PM


eithor way you need to backup important data ,because winxp needs to be installed before win7 .


No it doesn't. It's simpler if you do, but not required.

i stand corrected ,it use to always be oldest first but i guess that changed .
can't wait to see what OP actually wants to do

Edited by caperjac, 26 February 2011 - 01:13 PM.

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 01:22 PM

i stand corrected ,it use to always be oldest first but i guess that changed .

Well, truth be told we always used to say it had to be that way, but there was always a way around it. It was just easier not to have to walk an inexperienced user through it :wink:

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 02:02 PM

well the main reason that i remember reading was,so that the older os wouldn't replace a shared file/driver in the newer os

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 02:05 PM

There are no shared files or drivers - they are installed in different folders. The problem was the boot manager.

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 06:41 PM

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP - Windows 7 Forums - http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/8057-dual-boot-installation-windows-7-xp.html

I note that there has not bee a single word from the OP :).

Too much information, probably :).

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 06:50 PM

Or, if you mean you want to run both on the same machine, follow these instructions http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/8057-dual-boot-installation-windows-7-xp.html



Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP - Windows 7 Forums - http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/8057-dual-boot-installation-windows-7-xp.html

I note that there has not bee a single word from the OP :).

Too much information, probably :).

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Yes, perhaps so :wink:

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 03:09 PM

What I meant was...too much info for a thread with no response by the OP...the info is all good and pertinent :).

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 04:56 PM

What I meant was...too much info for a thread with no response by the OP...the info is all good and pertinent :).

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i agree ,not that my first post was so great ,but until op answered some or all my question, the rest were just a wast of good time

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 06:02 PM

To be honest...we all had a right to expect some sort of reply...to at least one of the comments/suggestions. But life can get in the way of expectations for OPs as well as those trying to help.

We can have a little patience :).

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