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How to install xp when u have 7

  • Laptops
  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
August 9, 2012 9:23:43 AM


I am trying to instal windows xp but when i press install it prompts me saying i can not install xp as the windows i have on the laptop is newer.

How do i go about installing xp any ideas?

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August 9, 2012 12:49:49 PM

That is correct.
There are actually units that will not accept XP, because of firmware version, that is installed at the factory.
But I do not doubt that there is a way to bypass that feature.
I would try bulk erasing the hard drive, or putting a totally new HDD in. Not Verified, however.
Also you might be able to get an older version of the firmware that allows XP.

But, what many XP fans do not realize is, Win 7 has much clearer video, and it's not "that" bad. There are actually some things to like about it. It ran all my older applications except Roxio. It interfaced to all my 5 year old hardware too.
(check manufacturer website for win 7 drivers, to run your old hardware)

But, the real reason I like 7 is the much clearer video, it was worth it to me for that reason.

August 9, 2012 1:03:14 PM

Thanks for the response, Ill give it a try.

I need XP for work reason and not windows 7, i agree that windows 7 is a better OS.