Reinstalling Windows XP over Windows 7

Anirudh - Feb 8, 2013 at 06:13 AM
 techristian - Sep 20, 2023 at 06:34 PM
I want to reinstall Windows XP......Becoz I just did'nt like Windows 7, But whenever I click on Install , A dialog box appears nd says that '' Warning : If you wish to delete the newer version of Windows that is currently installed in your computer, the files and settings cannot be covered. Setup cannot continue because the version of Windows in your computer is newer than the version in this CD.'' Kindly Help me anyone.......


2 responses

Zohaib R Posts 2368 Registration date Sunday September 23, 2012 Status Member Last seen December 13, 2018 69
Feb 8, 2013 at 06:58 AM
Hi Anirudh,

This message appears when you try to install Windows XP over Windows 7 from within Windows 7 environment. There are other methods of installing Windows XP, please check the below mentioned link for detailed steps on how to do this:

Yet another method is to install a fresh copy of Windows XP by removing Windows 7 completely. For this please check the below mentioned link:

Please revert for clarification.
lsdlsd Posts 1 Registration date Wednesday July 23, 2014 Status Member Last seen July 23, 2014
Jul 23, 2014 at 07:13 AM
Hi just want to add a personal solution that might help when installing xp over windows 7. I had a notebook with limited resources and I installed windows 7 and turned out this was not good. Tried to install xp again but no way in hell was this going to happen with windows 7 installed. Not to keen on partitions and the sort I could not find a solutions, I decided to install Lubuntu (light weight Ubuntu for the not so powerful computers) from a usb which is simply to do and with a lot of luck Lubuntu offers to remove windows 7 as an option!!! Of course I went for it and it removed windows 7 really smooth. Afterwords I was able to install xp in a breeze and all was well.
Note Note Note Of course you loose all data and files of windows 7 so take care and back up if you want to save anything!!!

You need to have a separate partition to put XP on. XP won't run on most modern computers anymore.