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Downgrading "Windows 7" To "Windows XP"


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#1 sonic_944

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 02:56 PM

Yeah "Windows 7" stinks. It gives me so many BSODs for my drivers, unstable at times etc. So I went to downgrade "Windows 7" to "Windows XP" this morning and it says "This program is blocked due to compatibility issues." So I went to click "Check for solutions online" and it gives me a "404" error. How to downgrade my PC from "Windows 7" to "Windows XP"? Sorry if it's in the wrong thread.



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Posted 02 December 2013 - 03:30 PM

You can not directly downgrade back to windows XP. If it were me, i would advise looking into why you are getting the blue screens and errors, especially since windows XP will be EOL (end of life) as of April of 2014. If you do not wish to do that, you would need to preform a fresh O.S. install using the windows xp media. Copy all needed files and information, and wipe the drive, and reinstall.


 

 

 


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Posted 02 December 2013 - 03:31 PM

what system do you have? Id hate to see you downgrade to xp. I was an xp fan but I'll say windows 7 

is a good os. Whatever  driver problems your having we can help you work that out.


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Posted 02 December 2013 - 03:39 PM

Agreed, I would not advise going back to XP. You should post the issues you are having, especially the blue screen error codes, and those can be addressed, why go back to an outdated O.S?


 

 

 


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Posted 02 December 2013 - 04:27 PM

The reason why I want to go back is becasue everyone I know (my dad, the IT guys that my dad's friends with) hates "Windows 7", "Windows Vista" and "Windows 8". Heck, even "NINTENDO", whom I'm an indie developer for, said to use "WINDOWS XP". i hate updating unless I have to.



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Posted 03 December 2013 - 09:34 PM

Just RE-install Windows 7. XP will not serve you any better. Probably some windows or driver (or both) issues here. Have all the win updates installed and drivers also latest - including video driver and chipset driver.



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 09:58 AM

There is not much point in going back...End Of Support For Windows XP SP3 is April 8, 2014
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