I have a rebuilt PC. I had Windows XP on it. An idiot put non-genuine Windows
7 on it. How do I undo this mess? I do have an installation disc for Windows XP,
but no CD for Windows 7. Is it possible to uninstall or delete Windows 7 and
reinstall Windows XP on my PC? Thanks for any help.
In this excerpt from
Answercast #34, I look at the steps necessary to revert a computer that has
been upgraded to Windows 7 back to XP.
So absolutely. Sure, you can do that. Especially since you have the installation media for Windows XP.
- All you need to do is to install Windows XP from scratch using that media.
After backing up, erase it with a tool like DBan;
Then boot from the Windows XP installation disc;
And you should be able to install Windows XP from scratch.
At that point, you would simply go ahead and
Reinstall the applications you care about;
- Reload your data perhaps from your backup or elsewhere;
and you should be good to go.
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