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I need help with windows xp home edition.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Syikogod, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. Syikogod

    Syikogod Flightless Bird

    I currently have windows 7 prof. installed but I would like to reboot and
    install windows xp home edition instead. ( for my own reasons ) I have the
    windows xp home edition disk but when I reboot with it in my dvd drive it
    just freezes. When I am running windows 7 and I put the disk in, it won't let
    me click on install windows xp. If someone can help me, I would greatly
    appreciate it. Thanks
     
  2. sgopus

    sgopus Flightless Bird

    you had best check and see if you can locate all the drivers for all your
    hardware, using XP, if the pc was supplied with 7, you may be out of luck
    trying to get hardware drivers.

    "Syikogod" wrote:

    > I currently have windows 7 prof. installed but I would like to reboot and
    > install windows xp home edition instead. ( for my own reasons ) I have the
    > windows xp home edition disk but when I reboot with it in my dvd drive it
    > just freezes. When I am running windows 7 and I put the disk in, it won't let
    > me click on install windows xp. If someone can help me, I would greatly
    > appreciate it. Thanks
     
  3. Anteaus

    Anteaus Flightless Bird

    Go into the CMOS settings (usually Del or F2 at startup) and change the SATA
    disk access-mode from Native or AHCI to Legacy or IDE emulation.

    The menu where you find this varies, though it's usually under 'Integrated
    Peripherals.'

    Also note that you cannot install XP to a Vista/7 NTFS volume. You need to
    format. Thus, save any data you need before starting.

    "Syikogod" wrote:

    > I currently have windows 7 prof. installed but I would like to reboot and
    > install windows xp home edition instead. ( for my own reasons ) I have the
    > windows xp home edition disk but when I reboot with it in my dvd drive it
    > just freezes. When I am running windows 7 and I put the disk in, it won't let
    > me click on install windows xp. If someone can help me, I would greatly
    > appreciate it. Thanks
     
  4. Tim Slattery

    Tim Slattery Flightless Bird

    Syikogod <Syikogod@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >I currently have windows 7 prof. installed but I would like to reboot and
    >install windows xp home edition instead. ( for my own reasons ) I have the
    >windows xp home edition disk but when I reboot with it in my dvd drive it
    >just freezes. When I am running windows 7 and I put the disk in, it won't let
    >me click on install windows xp. If someone can help me, I would greatly
    >appreciate it. Thanks


    Either of those things would be a downgrade (WinXP Pro => WinXP Home,
    Win7 => WinXP Home), and downgrades are not supported. The only way to
    do it would be to wipe the current OS away and install from scratch.
    Definitely *far* more trouble than it could possibly be worth.

    You might consider dual-boot, or installing WinXP Home in a virtual
    machine.

    --
    Tim Slattery
    Slattery_T@bls.gov
    http://members.cox.net/slatteryt
     
  5. HeyBub

    HeyBub Flightless Bird

    Anteaus wrote:
    >
    > Also note that you cannot install XP to a Vista/7 NTFS volume. You
    > need to format. Thus, save any data you need before starting.
    >


    Huh?
     
  6. ANONYMOUS

    ANONYMOUS Flightless Bird

    Hey boob,

    What he is trying to say is that you need to reformat your HD if your
    system came with Win7. XP will not install on a system with Win 7 pre
    installed unless you wipe the disk clean (Pig-Bear says with soap and
    water but I disagree!).

    hth


    HeyBub wrote:
    >
    > Anteaus wrote:
    > >
    > > Also note that you cannot install XP to a Vista/7 NTFS volume. You
    > > need to format. Thus, save any data you need before starting.
    > >

    >
    > Huh?
     
  7. ANONYMOUS

    ANONYMOUS Flightless Bird

    sgopus wrote:
    >
    > you had best check and see if you can locate all the drivers for all your
    > hardware, using XP, if the pc was supplied with 7, you may be out of luck
    > trying to get hardware drivers.
    >


    Not necessarily. Most vendors are still using the old hardware to
    install Win7. For example DELL and HP, the two major vendors we deal
    with are shipping their old machines with Win 7 installed. when I say
    old machines I don't mean used or second hand ones. Old machines means
    systems which have been around for some time originally shipped with XP
    or Vista.
     
  8. HeyBub

    HeyBub Flightless Bird

    ANONYMOUS wrote:
    > Hey boob,
    >
    > What he is trying to say is that you need to reformat your HD if your
    > system came with Win7. XP will not install on a system with Win 7 pre
    > installed unless you wipe the disk clean (Pig-Bear says with soap and
    > water but I disagree!).
    >
    > hth


    Ah, okay. I read his post as being unable to install to a NTFS volume.
    Period.

    Thanks for explaining it.



    >
    >
    > HeyBub wrote:
    >>
    >> Anteaus wrote:
    >>>
    >>> Also note that you cannot install XP to a Vista/7 NTFS volume. You
    >>> need to format. Thus, save any data you need before starting.
    >>>

    >>
    >> Huh?
     

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