How can I install Windows XP on a laptop designed for Windows 7?

ravinder December 21, 2010
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How can I install Windows XP on a Windows 7 – recommended laptop?

  1. Richard Carpenter
    December 23, 2010 at 2:11 am

    This software wil not fix any real software problems. My big issue with this programs is there is no one-click fix for everything. It was also not help with the installation of Windows XP.

  2. paco
    December 22, 2010 at 12:07 am

    I did it on my netbook HP Mini 210 with win7 Starter.

    First you need a XP installation CD. Before the installation, you find the drivers of your laptop (in my case, Google search "drivers XP hp mini 210" give me this http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&tmp_geoLoc=true&product=4099578)

    You run the installation CD. Anwer the questions. Easy. Then you install the driver (hopefully they are ".exe", it's easier... ).

    Then you have a brand new PC !

    Note that there is perfect compatibility between win7 and XP : http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx

    Also, have you thought about using Ubuntu? It's free and there's no driver troubles involved !

    • Anonymous
      December 22, 2010 at 10:46 pm

      MA-Config.com is a good solution for drivers. XP and 7 / Vista are not perfectly compatible, XP Mode is virtualized copy of XP pro.

      Ubuntu does reqiure drivers, all Unix-based OSes do.

    • Guest
      February 18, 2012 at 11:04 pm

      Not All Of Them It doesn't support apple drives but it comes with the system drives and you can't use windows apps without play on linux an you sometimes cant use your own that is in the list so Ubuntu and linux are the same but boring so don't download it is annoying and i have it and its annoying aswell.

  3. Richard Carpenter
    December 21, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Yes, if you have a good Windows XP key and a installation disk.