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Changing from windows 7 to xp

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March 15, 2012 3:41:31 PM

How do I do it?

Keith

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March 15, 2012 3:44:56 PM

Why would you want to?

You would need your XP disc to install.
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March 15, 2012 4:26:32 PM

Have a copy of WinXP SP3?

What you should think about doing is keeping your Win7 install and adding WinXP as a second installed OS = a dual boot setup.

How to Setup a Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

See Option Two: When Windows 7 is Installed First
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March 15, 2012 4:39:05 PM

Just wondering... but why on earth would you want to move from a modern OS that runs faster on similar hardware (well, so long as you have 1GB of ram for 32bit, or 2GB of ram for the 64bit), to an aging 10 year old OS that is about to loose support from Microsoft?

Anywho, simply put your CD in the drive, boot from it, format the disc, and install like you would on any new PC. Dual booting is another excellent option like WR2 mentioned if you have that one program that just refused to run in compatibility mode on your PC.
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March 15, 2012 4:39:19 PM

You should know that Microsoft is ending all support for Windows XP in less than 2 years. In 2014 they will no longer issue updates including security updates for XP anymore. So either stay with Windows 7 now or you will have to upgrade to Windows 7 or 8 then. Either way XP is going away for good so you might as well deal with it now while you have Windows 7.
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March 15, 2012 7:25:14 PM

no no no .

there is NO reason to go back to WinXP;

in my past years i have loved Xp to no end but that OS required tweaking for it to work and just about everything that's come out in the last 10 years needs a special addon to make it work in Xp.

W7 has ZERO defects and is extremely performant; in the remote case that you have a horrid old laptop/pc and have trouble running 7 on it, just buy a stick of ram and be done with it.

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