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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Pinhedd Windows 7 Expert December 29, 2011 1:56:06 AM no, it is not possible to downgrade | Report abuse 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. | Report abuse 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. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Windows 7>Can I install XP over Preinstalled Windows 7?> Related ressources: ForumInstalling XP on Preinstalled Vista on Toshiba notebook Forum[Dual-boot] 32bit XP Professional w/ 64bit Windows 7 preinstalled ForumDual Boot Windows 7 in preinstalled xp ForumInstallation and dual boot with a preinstalled Windows XP ForumInstallation and dual boot with a preinstalled Windows XP ForumFormatted laptop preinstalled windows 8, now i cant install windows 8 ForumUninstalling preinstalled XP SP2 ForumWin 7 home basic pre-installed want to re- install have genuine product key ForumBackup Preinstalled Windows 7 OS? ForumDo new Dells come with .Net Framework pre-installed ? ForumWin 7 pre-installed XP dual boot ForumPre-Installed Windows Key ForumHow to reformat PREINSTALLED Vista? ForumHow to install windows xp pro over windows7 ForumHow to install windows xp over windows 7 on laptop dell inspiron Forum"Reboot and select Proper boot device" ForumTest installation of Windows 7 ForumWindows 7 installation problem windows cannot be installed to this disk ForumProblem with my DVD-writer under Windows 7 (with Nero 9) ForumWindows 7 computer randomly blue screens More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !