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How to revert to windows xp after installing windows 7 trial

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June 13, 2011 6:54:02 PM

Hello,
Win 7 was supposed to back up windows XP so we can go back to XP , The Computer has XP installed from factory and there are no XP setup disks !
a c 416 $ Windows 7
June 13, 2011 7:05:50 PM

You will need to purchase xp discs.
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a c 232 $ Windows 7
June 13, 2011 7:33:45 PM

bigk101 said:
Hello,
Win 7 was supposed to back up windows XP so we can go back to XP


There is no direct upgrade path from XP to 7. You would have to do a clean install of windows 7, therefore there is no way to "uninstall" windows 7 to get back to XP. Whoever told you you could back out to XP was wrong. If you did a custom install, windows 7 will have backed up your old windows folder by renaming it to windows.old, but that's just so you can access those files, not to uninstall from.
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June 27, 2011 1:54:33 AM

Hawkeye22 said:
There is no direct upgrade path from XP to 7. You would have to do a clean install of windows 7, therefore there is no way to "uninstall" windows 7 to get back to XP. Whoever told you you could back out to XP was wrong. If you did a custom install, windows 7 will have backed up your old windows folder by renaming it to windows.old, but that's just so you can access those files, not to uninstall from.

Thank you for the great answer !
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