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March 6, 2012 4:52:59 AM
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No way to revert. Must install XP.
March 6, 2012 7:57:12 AM

abekl said:
No way to revert. Must install XP.



Install XP?!?! What the heck for? Windows 7 is a much better choice if you just have to reinstall to an older OS.
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March 6, 2012 8:34:09 AM

Must be using Creative sound card. I don't think they've updated drivers since the last century...
March 14, 2012 3:53:05 PM

Thank you all for the responses.What I thought first was to re-install XP in another drive, which was unsuccessful. Windows 8 tookover the computer controls.My C Drive, which had OS and install registry blotted to some 38 GB.
First I cleaned system files. Files got reduced to some 20 GB.I was able to Boot in, but Not into Drive C which Windows 8 occupied.I deleted Partition C.Next step, Formated NTFS, and installed XP.Re-registered Windows XP Home which was SP2 version.

Reinstalled Realtrek Sound, Downloaded Software for HP All in one (Printer defective, using as Scanner)
and Samsung printer for XP.Many downloaded softwares were lost.In effort to put SP3 through Opera (Internet fails and Explorer has no download in memory). DVD Videosoft, Flash etc. are yet to be re-installed
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March 14, 2012 4:13:49 PM

Also had a problem with Windows 8 that I've never had before.

I had removed my win 7 SSD from laptop, installed windows 8 on an agility III SSD (Placed in 2nd drive bay). Installed win 8 and it booted fine. Re-installed the Win 7 SSD (an M4) in drive bay 0.

Booting win 8 by changing boot priority in Bios (Samsung RF711 does not have hot key to select boot device at start up as do all my desktops) Goes with-out problem.
However if I reselect the Win 7 SSD to boot to (after booting to win8), I get the Have to run checkdisk - NOT a one time issue, boot win 8, reboot to win 7 - have to run checkdisk every time. Once run, it does not have to be re-run on subsequent boots to win 7, only If I boot to win 8.. I've done this method when having XP, Vista, and win 7 Boot disk in 3 differnt desktops and NEVER had this problem.

When creating a daul boot system in this method, none of the previous OS have messed up the Other OS Boot drives.
March 14, 2012 4:22:46 PM

DelroyMonjo said:
Must be using Creative sound card. I don't think they've updated drivers since the last century...

no need to they just work = better cause updating a driver is a nuisance. Steam up dates Radeon Drivers AUTO Nvidia needs to take heed.
March 15, 2012 2:38:15 PM

Intel has built in sound card and software supplied. Thank you all for the responses.What I thought first was to re-install XP in another drive, which was unsuccessful. Windows 8 tookover the computer controls.My C Drive, which had OS and install registry blotted to some 38 GB.
First I cleaned system files. Files got reduced to some 20 GB.I was able to Boot in, but Not into Drive C which Windows 8 occupied.I deleted Partition C.Next step, Formated NTFS, and installed XP.Re-registered Windows XP Home which was SP2 version.

Reinstalled Realtrek Sound, Downloaded Software for HP All in one (Printer defective, using as Scanner)
and Samsung printer for XP.Many downloaded softwares were lost.In effort to put SP3 through Opera (Internet fails and Explorer has no download in memory). DVD Videosoft, Flash etc. are yet to be re-installed
March 23, 2012 11:58:30 AM

Thank you All. I had done exactly what abekl suggested. Windows 8 doubled the C drive files. 50 GB C drive was about to burst.
First I gave a clean up that deleted xp completely. Then I deleted Partition C. Renamed again as C, Formatted NTFS and reinstalled XP Home, and activated after reinstalling usb internet.
March 23, 2012 12:00:34 PM

Best answer selected by hareendrana.
April 1, 2012 1:10:59 PM

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