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Windows 7 Professional 64bit downgrade to windows xp professional 64bit

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  • How to downgrade a windows 7 professional 64 bit to windows xp professional 64 bit. This is an assembled PC and i have a windows 7 professional OEM software license.
    Friday, April 08, 2011 3:38 PM

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  • Hello,

    have a look to this Microsoft article about such downgrade:

    http://www.microsoft.com/oem/en/licensing/sblicensing/pages/downgrade_rights.aspx#windows7

     


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    Friday, April 08, 2011 4:10 PM
  • On Fri, 8 Apr 2011 15:38:04 +0000, BN04 wrote:

    How to downgrade a windows 7 professional 64 bit to windows xp professional 64 bit. This is an assembled PC and i have a windows 7 professional OEM software license.

    Two points:

    1. You can not do a downgrade. Although you can install Windows XP
    (but see below) you have to do a clean installation, not a downgrade.

    2. If yours is a recent OEM computer (especially if it's a laptop) be
    aware that you may have an issue getting Windows XP drivers for some
    hardware components. Before doing anything else, check with the
    computer's manufacturer to much sure the drivers you will need exist.


    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP
    Saturday, April 09, 2011 4:16 PM

All replies

  • Hello,

    have a look to this Microsoft article about such downgrade:

    http://www.microsoft.com/oem/en/licensing/sblicensing/pages/downgrade_rights.aspx#windows7

     


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Microsoft Student Partner

    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Security
    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: Security
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuration

    Friday, April 08, 2011 4:10 PM
  • On Fri, 8 Apr 2011 15:38:04 +0000, BN04 wrote:

    How to downgrade a windows 7 professional 64 bit to windows xp professional 64 bit. This is an assembled PC and i have a windows 7 professional OEM software license.

    Two points:

    1. You can not do a downgrade. Although you can install Windows XP
    (but see below) you have to do a clean installation, not a downgrade.

    2. If yours is a recent OEM computer (especially if it's a laptop) be
    aware that you may have an issue getting Windows XP drivers for some
    hardware components. Before doing anything else, check with the
    computer's manufacturer to much sure the drivers you will need exist.


    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP
    Saturday, April 09, 2011 4:16 PM
  • BN04 wrote:

    How to downgrade a windows 7 professional 64 bit to windows xp
    professional 64 bit. This is an assembled PC and i have a windows 7
    professional OEM software license.

    Don't do that, if you don't have a very specific requirement to do
    this.

    WinXP 64-bit has a very limited hardware and software support. It can't
    be compared with Win7 64-bit and with WinXP 32-bit in this area.

    And as it does not come with WinXP-mode, you need an external
    virtualization software, to be able to run all programs, which are not
    compatible with WinXP(64) and that's quite a lot.


    Wolfgang
    Monday, April 11, 2011 4:50 PM
  • THE EMPASIS YOU HAVE GIVEN IS MORE ABOUT LEGALALITY OF THE OS NOT HOW TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM ? TRY MORE TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE BY GIVING

    EXACT ANSWER ALONG WITH YOUR LEGAL POINT OF VIEW. ABOUT DRIVER SOFTWARE AVAILABILTY PLEASE LET THEM TRY ? WHO SAID 256 KG IS OUGHT ENOUGH TO RUN ANY COMPUTER IN THESE WORLD. IF SOMEONE DONNOT CONNECT KEYBOARD WHICH OS SAY PRESS F1 TO CONTINUE? SO WHAT ABOUT LEGAL IN THIS POINT, AUTHENTIFICATION CODE IS NECESSARY ? END USER LICENCE IS NEEDED TO CONNECT THE FORGOTTEN PS 2 KEYBOARD .

    SO IWANT MOCROSOFT PEOPLE A LITTLE MORE PRACTICAL INSTEAD OF BEATING THE BUSH.

    THANKS

    Saturday, May 28, 2011 3:39 AM