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Replace windows 7 with xp

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August 31, 2012 1:14:47 AM

Bought hp pavilion model 1224 with windows 7.
Have old Pavilion recorery disks.
Can I change to xp with them?

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a b $ Windows 7
August 31, 2012 1:23:57 AM

The old disks are most likely for an earlier Pavillion. To that end, the included drivers etc will not be compatable with the the new PC and its components. Also, the OS is probably an OEM version which means the license is only good for the original motherboard.

Short answer is no.
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August 31, 2012 3:45:16 AM

Traildriver is absolutely correct. Even if you could (though not legally) the new machine, I'm guessing, is running a 64 bit version of Windows and probably has more than 4GB of RAM. The Windows XP version on the recovery disks is probably a 32 bit version which will not recognize (utilize) more than 4GB of RAM. If you decided to go with a 64 bit version of XP you would need the 64 bit drivers.

I think Traildriver's response is the best answer.
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a b $ Windows 7
August 31, 2012 7:49:48 AM

Why oh why would you want to go back to XP anyway?
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August 31, 2012 8:11:56 AM

OMG kill me now

XP is dead long ago why the hell would you want to go back?

Dont bother with that dinosaur its long dead
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