Can I install XP over Preinstalled Windows 7? Tags: Configuration Windows 7 Windows XP Last response: December 29, 2011 2:19 AM in Windows 7 Share Gloria H December 29, 2011 1:46:26 AM Can I install XP over Preinstalled Windows 7? I don't like Windows 7. Do not post your @mail, u will be automatically notified if some one post fresh line in your thread. Thanx : ) ', this)">Do not post your @mail, u will be automatically notified if some one post fresh line in your thread. Thanx : ) More about : install preinstalled windows Pinhedd a b $ Windows 7 December 29, 2011 1:56:06 AM no, it is not possible to downgrade kajabla December 29, 2011 2:08:17 AM You'll have to start fresh. You can reformat (erase) the drive and install XP on it then. Make sure you back up all of your data. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer dmmbbs December 29, 2011 2:19:23 AM You can always format your Win7 partition to install whatever you like. But if you want to keep both, you have a handful of options-- 1: Install WinXP within VMWare. 2: If you have two physical HDDs, disconnect the one with Win7, install WinXP on the oher, now connect both HDDs and select boot device from boot menu at each boot. 3: Install WinXP on another partition whence Win7 will be lost from list of OSes. However, you can boot from Win7 partition by using Super Grub Disk. 4: You can try installing Ubuntu as a third OS which installs the GRUB bootloader and see if Win7 is found on the list of OSes in the GRUB menu. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Run Pre-Installed Windows XP in new Installed Windows 7 Forum SolvedFate of Pre-Installed Apps after a clean install from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 Forum Solvedpreinstalled windows vista home premim 32x. did a custom install with windows 7 pro oem. 32x. For some reason it did a dual bo Forum Is it better to have pre-installed Windows 8.1 over a Windows 8 to 8.1 upgrade yourself? Forum Solvedhow to install xp over windows 7 Forum How can I install and multiboot windows 7 on preinstalled windows 8 computer? Forum SolvedUpgrading my PC's Windows XP to Windows 7 ... do I need to use "OEM pre-installation tools"? Forum SolvedHow to install windows xp pro over windows7 Forum SolvedDual Boot Windows 7 in preinstalled xp Forum SolvedPre-installed Windows 8 downgraded to Windows 7. Can't find AMD Radeon HD 7670M driver. Forum I have a hp pavillion g6 with win8 pre-installed but recently I wanted to put a clean install windows 7 but when I formatted t Forum SolvedWant to downgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate from pre-installed Windows 8 Forum SolvedReinstalling Windows 7 OEM (not pre-installed) on new ssd Forum I need to install windows Xp professional over windows 7 because my epson lg format printer does not work with windows 7 as t Forum cant install windows xp over windows 7 Forum unable to install window 7 over xp Forum Moving HDD with pre-installed Windows 7 to new Motherboard Forum Dell windows 7 reinstall without disc, if it was pre-installed ANSWER Forum How to install windows xp over windows 7 on laptop dell inspiron Forum Install Windows XP over Windows 7 netbook with external CD Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !