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Getting rid of windows 7 and getting xp back

    Question

  • How do I take windows 7 back off my pc and get xp back.  I already tried restore but it did not create a restore point when I did the update.  When it installed it made all my programs I had on my old system useless and made a file windows old.
    Saturday, March 06, 2010 5:21 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    You need to reinstall these programs in the Windows 7 system so that they can assosicate with system files and with registry.

    If you would prefer getting Windows XP back, please refer to the following article:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933168

    It also applies to Windows 7.


    Vivian Xing - MSFT
    • Marked as answer by Vivian Xing Monday, March 15, 2010 8:15 AM
    Tuesday, March 09, 2010 6:11 AM

All replies

  • So the reason you want back to Windows XP is because your old programs doesnt work anymore?
    Have you tried to reinstall the programs?
    Have you tried to update your programs to the latest available version?

    Theres a good chance your problem can be fixed within Windows 7, so I would try that first before going back to a 9 years old operating system.

    Which software does not work in Windows 7?

    Saturday, March 06, 2010 6:47 PM
  • Blame Sir Thomas Moore (7 February 1478 – 6 July 1535). He said that a good advisor to the king tells the king what he should do rather than what he can do.

    So, King Trent-

    At this juncture, it is probably easier to complete the Windows 7 insrtallation by adding your applications and user files rather than backing out to XP.

    As a good place to start the preliminary research and due diligance, see:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/windows7/help/upgrading-from-windows-xp-to-windows-7

    Tom

    Saturday, March 06, 2010 6:47 PM
  • Hi,

    You need to reinstall these programs in the Windows 7 system so that they can assosicate with system files and with registry.

    If you would prefer getting Windows XP back, please refer to the following article:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933168

    It also applies to Windows 7.


    Vivian Xing - MSFT
    • Marked as answer by Vivian Xing Monday, March 15, 2010 8:15 AM
    Tuesday, March 09, 2010 6:11 AM