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#1 Rayal49

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 06:34 PM

Hi, This question has probably been asked before,  I want to install XP on a computer that is at present using Windows 7, to run some old programs (I have tried compatiblity mode- did not work).

 

     What do I need to do to achieve this without too much trouble?

      The computer I am using for this is a Toshiba C660D .

     

       Thanks for any help

        Rayal49


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 06:55 PM

Look here, Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP. https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/8057-dual-boot-installation-windows-7-xp.html

Or, buy a 64Gb USB flash drive and install XP on there with the XP install CD.
 

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 07:12 PM

Sorry, I do not want to Dual boot, I want to delete Windows 7 completely and install Windows XP instead. I have a genuine XP cd rom and product key

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Edited by Rayal49, 21 June 2017 - 07:20 PM.

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 07:51 PM

Looking at the driver download page here it appears that Toshiba have not released drivers for your PC model that support XP.

 

Please confirm the page is correct for your model.



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 11:56 PM

Hi, This question has probably been asked before,  I want to install XP on a computer that is at present using Windows 7, to run some old programs (I have tried compatiblity mode- did not work).

 

     What do I need to do to achieve this without too much trouble?

      The computer I am using for this is a Toshiba C660D .

     

       Thanks for any help

        Rayal49

 

Another option is to run Windows XP in a virtual machine on the Windows 7 system.

 

You might consider Oracle VM VirtualBox...

 

https://www.virtualbox.org/



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Posted 22 June 2017 - 01:34 AM

Sorry, I do not want to Dual boot, I want to delete Windows 7 completely and install Windows XP instead. I have a genuine XP cd rom and product key
  Rayal49


Unless it's an OEM (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Original_equipment_manufacturer), any "genuine XP cd rom" after 30 days of install will STOP logging in because you can't register XP online anymore.

Looking at the driver download page here it appears that Toshiba have not released drivers for your PC model that support XP.

Please confirm the page is correct for your model.


That's why I suggest to; "Or, buy a 64Gb USB flash drive and install XP on there with the XP install CD."
 

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 07:28 AM

When did Microsoft stop activating XP online? I installed XP from my "genuine XP cd rom" 18 days ago, and activated it online no problem.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-za/help/307890/how-to-activate-windows-xp

(After updating, I disabled all network connections for security)

Edited by Al1000, 22 June 2017 - 09:07 AM.


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Posted 22 June 2017 - 06:27 PM

When did Microsoft stop activating XP online? I installed XP from my "genuine XP cd rom" 18 days ago, and activated it online no problem.https://support.microsoft.com/en-za/help/307890/how-to-activate-windows-xp(After updating, I disabled all network connections for security)


Wednesday last week with a genuine XP Pro CD ROM. After numerous attempts with the laptop connected to the Internet (ping tested), I gave up. So I just installed my activation crack.
 

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