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Old 09-11-2011, 02:24 PM   #1
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Default Cant install windows xp on windows 7

I want to install windows xp over windows 7 but my laptop is not reading xp cd!!
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Old 09-11-2011, 07:08 PM   #2
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Default Re: Cant install windows xp on windows 7

When you boot into windows 7, does that CD get recognized? Do other CDs work?
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Old 09-12-2011, 04:35 AM   #3
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My laptop can recognize windows 7 cd and other cd's as well but not XP cd. I have tested that XP cd in other computer and its working.
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Old 09-12-2011, 04:11 PM   #4
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is this the XP CD you installed windows on your laptop??
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Old 09-13-2011, 01:32 PM   #5
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thanks but i solved my problem through recovery disk! :]
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:17 AM   #6
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Default Re: Cant install windows xp on windows 7

Hi Ms_isb
your problem have solved by recovery disk.
I don't know how to recover by disk.
could you tell me?
if can step by step
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Old 09-14-2011, 09:15 AM   #7
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By recovery disk I mean CDs that I made of my windows xp. You can simply put the first cd in your pc/laptop and set the first boot device to cd-rom. It will ask you to either repair, fresh install or quit. Here is a link which can help you.

How to Use a Recovery Disc | eHow.com

Just don't press OK when it'll ask for second disk. Remember to backup your personal data!
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:58 PM   #8
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You probably are installing windows xp while booted on the windows 7. They really do not allow that as you are doing a downgrade in terms of their operating system. I suggest that you boot the xp cd rom. Set it as the device that would be booted first so that you have the option to install the OS fresh. You should by the way format the drive so that you are assured to get a fresh install.
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Old 09-16-2011, 05:42 AM   #9
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bremas but I have already done that! My windows xp are working now! thanks!
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