Install Windows XP over Windows 7 netbook with external CD

:cry: Is it even possible? This is a very standard netbook with Intel and 1G RAM, Windows 7 starter. I know by experience XP works much better on this hardware, even compared to the next W7 version. I can experiment test, but (1) I worry the external USB CD drive will not be recognized nor suitable for reinstalling the OS. Just new and the thing is as sluggish as a 286 with 64K RAM. Then (2) I have found no (legal) copy of XP OS in several stores! I remember some discussion about (3) using some USB stick OS as intermediate OS for download install the final OS, but I lost track of it. Anyone has had experience in this transition? Furthermore I cannot play some games in W7, so I definitely need XP. (Hey, I think I know this face: :whistle: )
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  1. syntotic said:
    :cry: Is it even possible? This is a very standard netbook with Intel and 1G RAM, Windows 7 starter. I know by experience XP works much better on this hardware, even compared to the next W7 version. I can experiment test, but (1) I worry the external USB CD drive will not be recognized nor suitable for reinstalling the OS. Just new and the thing is as sluggish as a 286 with 64K RAM. Then (2) I have found no (legal) copy of XP OS in several stores! I remember some discussion about (3) using some USB stick OS as intermediate OS for download install the final OS, but I lost track of it. Anyone has had experience in this transition? Furthermore I cannot play some games in W7, so I definitely need XP. (Hey, I think I know this face: :whistle: )


    Have you considered Win7 built in XP Compatibility Mode ?
    http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=mcafee&p=win7+xp+compatibility+mode
  2. ksiemb said:
    Have you considered Win7 built in XP Compatibility Mode ?
    http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=mcafee&p=win7+xp+compatibility+mode


    Yes! Of course. It is a sore point, I d rather have an XP AO, but the market is hiding them. Price seems to be as much as purchasing a new netbook. Whole issue stinks. The problem of installation over/from Win7 remains. Another thread offers a method, but the software is NOT DOWNLOADING ANYMORE. Blocked Domain I get.
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