Downgrade win 7 to xp

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denno - Aug 24, 2010 at 05:20 AM
 RG - Nov 17, 2010 at 09:37 AM
Hello,



I am not able to downgrade windows 7 to xp on compaq cq 60 -615dx. I get a blue screen when set up is running. Can anyone please help?

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Aug 24, 2010 at 05:48 AM
Solution 1:

Just change the SATA mode to IDE/Compatible Mode in BIOS. But the

performance decreases.

Solution 2:

1) Download nlite software & install it
https://www.nliteos.com/download.html

2) Download SATA Driver from this link
For INTEL based laptop, click on the below link and download the driver.
http://www.4shared.com/file/212878560/6a708ade/f6flpy3286.html

For AMD based laptop, click on the below link and download the driver.
http://download397.mediafire.com/ssvyyap51vfg/azwrxx0xkrp/AMD+SATA+AHCI+Controller+Driver.rar

After downloading ---> right click on downloaded file--->select "Extract to

<that particular filename>" (Note : You can use winrar to extract the files)

3) Place the "Windows xp" cd in the drive.

4) Open nlite application---> click on "Browse" and navigate it to your cd drive

that contains xp cd placed in that drive. ----> then it asks you where to save the

files ----> just navigate to your desired location ---> click on "New Folder" button

and select that folder --->click on OK---> Now it copies the windows xp files. After

that click on Next--->Next.

5) In task selection --->Click on "Drivers" and "Bootable ISO" options -->click on

"Next"

6) Now click on "Insert" ---> click on "Multiple Folder"----> Navigate to the driver's

extracted location and select the that particular drivers folder (If its AMD based

laptop go to the extracted folder "AMD SATA AHCI Controller Driver -->RAID7-->

select the folder "x86")--->Click on "All" button --> Click on "OK"--->in "Text mode

integration options", Select all the drivers and click on OK--->Click on "Next".

7) Click on "Yes" to start the process. Then click on "Next".

8) In "Mode" option select your choice whether you want to make image or burn

it to cd.

9) If you want to make ISO file then click on "Make ISO" button

10) After burning this slipstream xp, now try to install it.

Good luck.
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Aug 24, 2010 at 05:58 AM
Hi there,

There are some steps to be done for the downgrade and Faq will guide you for this:

https://ccm.net/faq/7272-run-windows-xp-in-windows-7
https://ccm.net/faq/2370-downgrade-from-windows-vista-to-xp-hdd-s-ata-not-recognized

Thanks
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I dont seem to find the ISO file in my XP cd
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Aug 24, 2010 at 08:23 AM
Hello,
In step 4 you have to navigate it to your cd\dvd drive that contains xp cd placed in that drive location.
At the final stage if you want to burn it your can burn the slipstream OS or you can make ISO file and then
burn it to the cd.
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1. Back up all your files (data, pictures, etc.)
Reminder: You might need to download all XP (audio, ehternet, video) drivers
from third parties, because HP or others might not support old OS
drivers
2. When you restart your computer, make sure you press F10 or whatever F keys
that can take you to the BIOS setting.
3. Go to the "Advanced" pull down menu
4. Go down (highlight) "Sata Controller Mode" and change it to "IDE"
5. Go up and disable "Sata2 Controller"
6. Leave "Sata1 Controller" enabled.

Now, put the XP CD into the driver and restart your computer, make sure it boots from the Disk. Keep an eye on the message, it should say "press any key to boot from CD.

The rest is just follow the instructions.
Note: It's going to ask you to choose a partition and make sure you format the partition. Good luck!
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