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Windows 7 on netbook

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August 16, 2009 7:11:38 PM

i installed windows 7 on my asus aspire using an iso file i transferred to a memory stick. well i don't like it and i dont know how to get my old windows xp back. the partition that asus had for restoration is gone and there is no cd-rom or burner as you know. help!

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a b D Laptop
August 16, 2009 7:17:05 PM

...install XP the same way you installed 7.

How do you not like 7? I've never heard anyone speak ill of it.
August 16, 2009 10:27:16 PM

how does one do that without a rescue disc? nothing comes with the pc. it's factory installed. as far as not liking it, this is a netbook with 1gig of ram. xp works better in that kind of environment.
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August 16, 2009 10:28:19 PM

frozenlead said:
...install XP the same way you installed 7.

How do you not like 7? I've never heard anyone speak ill of it.


how does one do that without a rescue disc? nothing comes with the pc. it's factory installed. as far as not liking it, this is a netbook with 1gig of ram. xp works better in that kind of environment.
a b D Laptop
August 17, 2009 1:33:28 AM

You installed 7 fine without a disc - why can't you copy the procedure for XP?
Admittedly, I've no idea how you used an ISO file and a flash drive to install 7 in the first place.

7 is a more efficient OS than XP. When it really hits the market in full force, you'll see that netbooks will start carrying 7 instead.
August 17, 2009 8:36:57 AM

i think pressing shift+f11 repeatedly while the netbook is booting will make it go into the recovery partition (presuming its not an SDD version). From there you can install windows and all the drivers :) 
August 17, 2009 2:25:48 PM

IF YOU deleted the recovery partition you cant go back to xp buddy
August 17, 2009 3:14:02 PM

pcfixed said:
IF YOU deleted the recovery partition you cant go back to xp buddy

I am sure you are correct. Installing w 7 involves a complete format. Oh well. Expensive lesson. I need to keep the netbook pretty trim so it is as fast as it can be. Guess I'll delete Microsoft word. Thanks for the comment. :) 
August 17, 2009 5:07:00 PM

seektruthnow said:
I am sure you are correct. Installing w 7 involves a complete format. Oh well. Expensive lesson. I need to keep the netbook pretty trim so it is as fast as it can be. Guess I'll delete Microsoft word. Thanks for the comment. :) 


well the recovery will be on a diffrent partiton not on C, if you only formatted C without deleting the partition you can still access the
recovery partition. to see if its there do the following

right click on my computer and go to manage
then storage devices
the disk managment
see if there is a hidden partition called (eisa) that's the recovery one, usualy you cant delete it unless u boot with a seperate os disc
other than that just use an external cd drive or buy one or borrow one from a friend or neighbor or just a random guy and use it
to install xp back on "using an oem xp disk for either home edition or pro"

or keep windows 7, did you know windows 7 is like xp in the background? anything that works with xp will work with 7!!! its awsome
just give it few weeks to get used to it. when xp was released nobody liked it in the first 1 year..look now everyone is in love with it
August 17, 2009 8:36:03 PM

Ok I must have sprinkled some stupid flakes on my cereal because I found an oem drive of about 4gigs that was labeled "o", but thats all i can figure out. are you saying if i borrow a disc for xp, install it, then i can reinstall my original asus stuff, drivers, etc? why. then. can't I do it with w 7?
November 12, 2009 10:52:09 PM

You could get a USB CD-ROM Drive and use a XP disc to install.
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