Can you replace Windows 7 with Windows xp?
although windows 7 is more powerful, has a higher marketing value, and tends to preferred by users it is possible to replace as long as you have the windows 7 and XP disks.
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Can you replace Windows XP with Windows Server 2003? . Yes. Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 have similar codebases and identical hardware requirements. . Is it practical to replace Windows XP with Windows Server 2003? . No. Windows Server 2003 is much more expensive than even a copy of W…indows XP Professional. It provides no added features that a typical desktop user would want to make use of, and is not particularly user friendly by default. Certain applications that run on Windows XP may not run properly on Windows Server 2003. (MORE)
The only way to successfully do this would be to backup all of your data onto a removable drive or separate hard disk and install Windows 2000 on the machine. I would highly recommend formating the main system disk when you did this to avoid any conflicts. I think you're looking for a way to g…racefully downgrade your installation. Such a methods doesn't exist Also, you will need to reinstall all of your software after the Windows 2000 installation. You should also be mindful that your software will work on Windows 2000. (MORE)
Windows 7 is an upgrade of windows XP. I prefer windows XP mainly because im used to the software such as office 2003. Windows 7's office 2007 is much harder to use and takes a lot longer to get used to.. Comparing them both, i would say windows 7 is a downfall to Microsoft, they could of done a lo…t better with everything to be quite honest. Windows xp is the better option in my opinion. (MORE)
While both Windows 7 Professional and Windows XP enable you to multi-task more effortlessly, browse the Web easily, and communicate and share information, Windows 7 Professional offers additional productivity features for small business, such as: . Aero features like Snap, Shake, and Peek are pa…rt of a redesigned desktop experience that helps you get more done in less time, working easily and intuitively . Windows Taskbar offers new tools that can shave seconds or even minutes off your daily tasks with fast window previews, customization, and more . Steps Recorder enables users to record step-by-step processes to create training tools or document problems for IT support staff . Windows XP Mode can help you run older productivity software that would not otherwise run on Windows 7 Professional so you can get the most from your business software investments and reduce the potential for downtime (MORE)
You don't run Operating Systems on other Operating Systems, unless you mean virtually, as in with VMware Workstation.
No, Windows 7 is Microsoft's New Operating system. There is also Windows Vista before Windows 7 but newer than xp. The operating Systems go like this, from oldest to newest. Windows XP Windows Vista Windows 7 Windows 7 is still currently in Beta stages and have released a RC (Release C…andidate) of their Windows 7 Ultimate.. Windows 7, in some versions, has a capability to run in windows XP mode, this may be what you are referring to. (MORE)
yes,. you can. only you must choice: actualization at installation menu,. so your documents and archives will bw sent to a folder named: windows .old. at C: directory
No. Windows 7 can be installed on a Windows XP system, as long as it meets the minimum requirements. However, it must be a clean install; a direct upgrade from Windows XP is not possible.
It really depends on your system. If you have lots of ram and a fast (2+ Ghz) CPU, 7 is better. If not, then XP is your best bet.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 have updated versions of various accessories, so if you wanted to be snarky, you could say that Windows 7 lacks the older versions. One program that comes to mind as being removed outright was HyperTerminal. Windows Vista and 7 also dumped support for some legacy hardware…, such as Advanced Power Management and the ISA bus. (MORE)
it is an operation system (windows) being windows 7 but modified to behave like Windows XP
"Which is better New or Old?" The Answer most people will say to be New and in my years of expertise with computers, i have to say Windows 7. If configured right, it can use less resources then Windows XP (Hard to believe) and in terms of the drivers, the security and networking, i would have to… say Windows 7 blows the doors off Windows XP. However, as a second opinion, if you don't need all those extra features and you have an old program that was programmed for Windows XP that will not work with Windows 7 and has to be reprogrammed but you can't afford that right now... Then Windows XP is better. It really depends, because XP has been around for longer, if you proceed with the necessary steps, you can make your XP perform very smooth and even comparable to 7 however because Windows 7 is newer, it has newer software that allows it to perform much faster and cleaner. If you wanted to setup your machine using 7, it would be a very easy process having to get all the needed software and drivers almost automatically and configuring the network with ease.... where as if you wanted to do it with XP, you can forget about the automatic process and sit down with some manual time because until you finish making everything work, it just won't budge. At the end of the day, its up to your preference and how much work you want to spend on configuring your operating system. Personally, i like it when i can just tell it to automatically find things and within acouple of hours im done... but if you wanna spend twice as long or maybe even three times aslong finding all the correct software for your Windows XP... by all means, have fun. Remember guys, Microsoft is going to support Windows XP only until 2014, that could also help answer this question.... if the manufacturer doesn't want to support this product anymore, what does that tell you? windows 7 is better than windows xp because of its look and features and the new technology. But if you Have a lower Graphics Card xp will be a little Faster. (MORE)
You can't do an incremental upgrade between Windows XP and Windows 7. Although you can buy an upgrade version of 7, when you perform the upgrade the previous installation (and any previously installed data and applications) are removed. If you bought the machine with Windows XP, you should run the …Microsoft Windows 7 compatibility check (downloadable from the Microsoft website) to check that your machine and peripherals will actually run Windows 7. So, to safely perform the upgrade you must back up all your data (you do that anyway, right?) and make sure you have the original installation disks and registration keys for your applications. Some applications, such as Adobe Photoshop, are "registered" with Adobe upon installation - they should be de-registered so that you can install them safely on the new Windows 7. When you install Windows 7, you can choose to install the 64 bit version instead of the 32 bit version. The 64 bit version is considered the "future" of Windows - the majority of Windows 7 installations are 64 bit - but some caution may be required; older 16 bit applications (which include many games) can't be installed on the 64 bit version of Windows 7. If you have older applications which need to run on Windows 7, it would be wise to check that they work with 7 or, at least, aren't 16 bit applications (ie designed for Windows 98) before installing the 64 bit version. (MORE)
Yes, but you will gain no extra functionality from doing so, and ifthe machine was actually intended to be used as a server, you willlikely lose a great deal. It is very likely that there will be problems running Windows XP ona machine designed to run with Windows 2003. Since the machine didnot yet …exist when XP was released, there is a good chance that theXP installation media will not have drivers suitable for themachine to run at its best. The graphic display may have to run ina lower resolution compatibility mode. It is even possible that thecontroller for hard drive, and other devices may not work at all. (MORE)
No. Windows CE is not typically run on the same types of hardware as Windows XP or Windows 7. There is also no Windows CE version of the setup program on the Windows XP or Windows 7 discs, so even if the hardware was compatible, you'd have to do a clean install.
it is a bit harder to work with windows 7 but it is faster and better and has more things to do on it.
windows 7 is a more advanced OS with better visual styles and less bugs and it crashes less. It is possible to change windows xp to windows 7 for free.
what in gods name would posses you to commit such an act of stupidity!?! If you must you will need to boot the PC with a Vista install disk in the DVD drive, make sure CD/DVD drive is listed above HDD in BIOS and boot from CD. When the setup runs you will be able to format the HDD and install Vista …fresh - caution formating the HDD will erase ALL data inc. programs, files etc. (MORE)
Windows XP is slower and Windows 7 is buggish. If you want a REAL computer, get a Mac
download the iso for windows xp, and then use daemon tools lite or something that can run iso files. As long as you have a legitimate activation code you should be ok to install it. If not, search google. This way you don't need to reinstall your computer. Downgrade From Windows 7 To XP (Step-by-S…tep) 1. Open your Windows 7 drive (usually C drive) and make sure that you haven't deleted the Windows.old folder, which was created by Windows while installing Windows 7 on XP drive. Note that without the help of Windows.old folder you won't be able to downgrade from Windows 7. 2. Now check the size of Windows.old folder by right-clicking and then selecting properties. Make sure that Windows.old folder size is less than two times the amount of free space available on Windows 7 drive (C drive). If the Windows.old folder size is two times as large as the Windows 7 drive free space, disable system restore feature and also disk cleanup to get some free space.Please note down your Windows 7 drive letter and also DVD drive letter before proceeding to the next step. 3. Insert your Windows 7 installation disc in the drive and reboot your machine. Press any key when prompted to do so. 4. Select your language, time, keyboard type and then hit Next button to continue. 5. In the Install Windows screen, click Repair your computer option to open System Recovery Options. 6. Here select your Windows 7 OS and note down your Windows 7 Drive letter before clicking Next. 7. In the following window, click Command Prompt to start downgrading from Windows 7 to XP. 8. First you need to move all the contents of your Windows 7 drive to a folder. So type the following commands one by one and then hit enter after each command (here "D" is your Windows 7 drive letter). D: Md Win7 Move Windows Win7\Windows Move "Program Files" "Win7\Program Files" Move Users Win7\Users Attrib -h -s -r ProgramData Move ProgramData Win7\ProgramData Rd "Documents and Settings" 9. Next you need to copy all the contents of Windows.old folder to the drive. Again, type all the commands mentioned below one by one and then hit enter after each command. move /y d:\Windows.old\Windows d:\ move /y "d:\Windows.old\Program Files" d:\ move /y "d:\Windows.old\Documents and Settings" d:\ 10. Next task is to restore the boot sector by entering the following command: E:\boot\bootsect /nt52 d: (Where E is your DVD driver letter & D is OS drive letter) 11. Finally restore the boot.ini file by executing the following commands: Attrib -h -s -r boot.ini.saved Copy boot.ini.saved boot.ini 12. Type Exit and reboot your machine to start using your Windows XP again. You are done! If you want to free up some disk space, delete Win7 folder in the root of your XP drive. Good luck! (MORE)
Go to ->control panel -> type troubleshooting in search bar ->type troubleshooter, and then click on 'Troubleshooting'. Under Programs, click Run programs made for previous versions of Windows Now select the required programs and Windows will automatically Fix them See Related Link … below for detailed tutorial and video. (MORE)
You cannot upgrade from XP directly to Windows 7. You must upgrade to Vista first, or perform a new installation.
If you mean will XP work on a 7 compatible computer, the answer is most often yes. If you mean can a XP program run on Windows 7, then mostly but occasionally not. In this case you can run in compatibility mode. If this doesn't work then you could dual boot XP on your computer. If you mean somet…hing else, edit your question. (MORE)
Start the computer and insert the XP installing CD, and when the process gets the partitions management section, delete the partition in which the W7 is installed, create a new one for the XP, and begin formating the XP.
If I understand your question correctly, you already have Windows 7 on your PC, and you also want to have Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows 98 running as well. The easiest way to do this would be to install a virtual machine and operating system. I recommend VMWare Player, which is a free vir…tualizing system which is compatible with just about any "guest" OS. For example, I have two flavors of Linux and Windows 98 running as virtual machines on my XP host machine. Other options would include the Sun VirtualBox, or Microsoft Virtual Server. I think VMWare Player is the easiest and most reliable. (MORE)
You would need to buy Windows XP and install it on your hard drive to replace Windows 7. However there are programs that can run a simulator of XP while running Windows 7.
Certainly, however it would be advisable to check if your hardware and software are compatibility beforehand. You can find out how to do this on the Microsoft website.
After you buy the Win 7 software, you pop the install disk into the drive and away you go.
You can replace Windows 7 with Windows XP on most computers however the newest computers could prove to be more of a challenge. Installing Windows XP is not an issue, its once you have it installed comes the hard part of finding all the right drivers and for most new hardware, manufactures just aren…'t interested in developing drivers for an old operating system that is no longer going to be supported by Microsoft in 2014. If you still want to go through with it, you will need to have a Windows XP install disc with a serial number. Put in your Windows XP disc and boot from disc by selecting boot options and selecting your CD/DVD drive. Once opened, it will ask you with more information about the install and after following instruction, your Windows XP should be installed. My suggestion to you would be to get all the Windows Updates (except Windows Live Essentials). Then you can try to manually get your drivers back by either googling your computer information or using a driver program like Driver Pack Solution or Driver Genius Pro. (MORE)
Not directly they're two different operating systems XP being the older one windows 7 being the new one. But most Xp programs Are compatible With Windows Seven........ In fact I cant think of one that isn't. This is coming from a Basic Programmer. Both windows xp and windows 7 are independent from e…ach other. If you are asking will a windows XP program run on windows 7 then the answer will vary by program. There is a compatibility mode in most versions of windows 7 that will make running legacy software possible (MORE)
Functionally yes. Windows 7 was built upon the evolution of core system components that began with Windows NT and Windows 2000, just as XP was. However, XP is several generations behind, as you can see in this timeline: Windows 5.0 = Windows 2000 Windows 5.1 = Windows XP Windows 6.0 = Windows Vist…a Windows 6.1 = Windows 7 Windows XP uses the old GDI graphics subsystem, which is the leading cause of crashes. Because this old system does not make use of the dedicated Graphics Card, it also uses more memory and CPU cycles, making XP perform slower than newer versions. From a usability perspective, the systems are nearly identical. Windows 7 has a few new features, but they are not required to use the system. (MORE)
Windows XP was released in August 2001 whist Windows 7 was released to manufacturer in July 2009 with retail release being October 2009. So Windows XP is around 8 years older than Windows 7.
In what regard? I assume you mean in a network? At home we have a Vista 64bit, XP SP2 and brand new Windows 7 system running on one wireless network. No issues with sharing of files, LAN gaming, ... everything runs smoothly. However, we noticed that you achieve the best results when setting up the… network on the Vista machine. Probably because it's in between of XP and 7. But as far as I can answer your question, yes they are compatible. (MORE)
yes WINDOWS 7 go to control panel>system>change settings>computer name>hit change at the bottom and make a workgroup name. XP go to control panel>system>change settings>computer name>hit change at the bottom and put in the same workgroup name. now, in xp, go to a folder,CD drive,etc. right… click,sharing and select the options you want. 7,right click,sharing tab, advanced sharing,tick share. (MORE)
No. Windows 7 is a newer, more advanced operating system. Both operating systems were launched by Microsoft Corporation. XP was releases on October 25, 2001 and Windows 7 on October 22, 2009. Other Windows 7 tips and tricks are available at the link below. Windows XP is considered better than Win…dows Vista or Windows 7 because it is more easily obtained, although not really legal; as well as a simpler design, stability, and less exploits ad bugs, especially when compared to Windows Vista, one of the worst Windows OS' to date. (MORE)
Windows XP uses less RAM (Random Access Memory) making it "faster". However, if your computer has a good amount of RAM Windows 7 will work just as well if not better.
Windows 7 and Windows XP are operating systems. You cannot formatoperating systems. But you can format your hard disk or hard drive. You can use Windows XP bootable CD to format HDD, but you will haveto use Windows 7 Bootable Installation disk to install OS on yourformatted drive.
That depends on what exactly you mean by that. You want to run Windows XP within Windows 7 you need to install Microsoft virtual machine. It's free. You want to replace Seven with XP, then you will need to format the volume where Seven is installed and then install XP.
You just need a Windows 7 DVD and the Windows Easy Transfer wizardas you cannot upgrade directly from Windows XP to Windows 7. Asimple Google search will help you download Windows Easy TransferWizard.
If you have Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate you can install Windows XP Mode. Or if you want to downgrade you can do a clean install of Windows XP with an installation disk.
if your have windows 7, you have windows 7. if you have windows xp, you have windows xp. that's the difference.
If you have perform a Custom install from windows xp to windows 7. You can speak to a technical support at 1 800 936 5700. They will guide you in reverting back to windows xp using windows.old folder in your computer. However, If you have perform a clean format install, then, Install windows xp usin…g windows xp installation disc... (MORE)
No, they're substantially different. They're both NT-based. and many programs written for XP will run more or less fine in 7 also, but they're not at all "the same."
You Can Buy A Completely New Windows 7 CD Or An Upgrade CD Which Will Upgrade Your XP to 7
You would have to format the hard-drive, and do a fresh install of Windows XP. You would also need to re-install all of your software - some of which may not work with XP (since XP is an old version of Windows)
Hibernate saves all content of RAM to your hard drive. That allows to start your work from the point you left it before placing your computer in hibernation.
Lets just say that Windows XP came out around 10-13 years ago, and Windows 7 came out in 2009 or so.
Apparently, Windows 8 can be 'rolled back' to Windows 7. HOWEVER - some manufacturers say your warranty is void if you do it - and will not do a (free) repair if your computer goes faulty within the guarantee period !
You can apparently 'roll back' a Windows 8 computer to Windows 7... HOWEVER - some computer manufacturers have said they will not repair a Windows 8 machine (even if it's still under warranty) if it's been rolled back ! They claim rolling a Windows 8 machine back to Windows 7 voids the warranty !
The new Windows XP 7 has many different features as will be explained. The layout of the programmes is significantly different. Instead of the column headers it is now spread in blocks which can be moved and edited to suit the user.