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Re: downgrade from win7 to xp

Post by mShred on Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:30 am
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Oh okay. How would you install grub on two Windows OS's? I have only ever done that from Linux. And then i switch it to burg instead.
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Re: downgrade from win7 to xp

Post by Vulpine on Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:13 am
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fashizzlepop wrote:He wants XP and 7 which seems kind of redundant... You will eventually need Grub to do the switching for you.


I've dual-booted with Windows' bootloader plenty of times without any issues. Why would he need Grub to handle it?
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Re: downgrade from win7 to xp

Post by insomaniacal on Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:35 pm
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Longhorn (The Windows bootloader), can handle multiple installs of Microsoft Operating Systems with no problem.

It'll look something like this:

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Re: downgrade from win7 to xp

Post by fashizzlepop on Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:56 pm
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I never knew the windows boot loader allowed such a thing. Hmmm, well now I know.
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Re: downgrade from win7 to xp

Post by joker1803 on Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:07 pm
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no im not looking to keep 7 on there im just trying to put xp on and transfer all my shit from 7 to xp without having to get a hard drive for one. and for two how to get xp to load when u alreay have 7 and i just tells u that u have a greater versoin of indows installed already.
also i seemed to aquired a weird thunder noise on my computer and i cant figure out wherer its coming from. i havent downloaded anything weird and it happens randomnly. but it sounds like thunder crashing and even happens at the sign in screen ocassionaly.
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Re: downgrade from win7 to xp

Post by Vulpine on Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:45 pm
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joker1803 wrote:no im not looking to keep 7 on there im just trying to put xp on and transfer all my shit from 7 to xp without having to get a hard drive for one. and for two how to get xp to load when u alreay have 7 and i just tells u that u have a greater versoin of indows installed already.


Put the XP disk into the drive. Boot to the drive through the BIOS, or the boot menu if you have one. The installer will show all available partitions. Pick the one you want and it's clear sailing from there. If your C drive is the only one there, you probably haven't partitioned your drive properly.


joker1803 wrote: also i seemed to aquired a weird thunder noise on my computer and i cant figure out wherer its coming from. i havent downloaded anything weird and it happens randomnly. but it sounds like thunder crashing and even happens at the sign in screen ocassionaly.


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Re: downgrade from win7 to xp

Post by joker1803 on Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:26 pm
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thanks
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Re: downgrade from win7 to xp

Post by MEAN_AS on Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:48 am
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Go here Joker it works and its awesome ....


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971760

How to restore a Windows 7-based computer to a previous Windows installation by using the Windows.old folder
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