i tried windows 7. but some programs dont work in it. so now i want to go back to xp. but i can't. an error massage appears and the installation stops. someone said that there's something about the boot record. can anyone give ma a solution? can i install xp if i perform a full hard drive format?
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Yes, you should be able to install XP after you do a full HDD format. If I recall correctly, you can do so in the options after you boot from the XP CD.
I found the same thing with Windows 7. I got out my XP disc & reformatted the drive & installed it. I did this after about a month of trying Windows 7. No problems with XP activation either.