View Full Version : LAPTOP PARTITIONS - REMOVE WIN 7 replace
July 15th, 2010, 01:20 AM
I have a laptop , but no recovery disk. But I dont
exactly want to recover.
I want to take windows 7 OFF the disk, and replace with
I see the partitions. Is there anyway to do this?
July 15th, 2010, 04:29 AM
use xp install disk and format the whole thing
July 17th, 2010, 12:18 AM
thanks for reply.
but is it that easy? I hope your right, but i thought someone said that wont work.
There are special partitions on their that the laptop needs to boot, right? Dont they have to
be saved somehow?
I want to know how to SAVE THE needed partitions,
but get rid of the OS win 64 , then clean install xp.
July 17th, 2010, 06:24 AM
what partitions do you see? Format the one with win7 on (usually c:)
July 18th, 2010, 02:06 AM
Oh, okay, I think I get it.
Yes I see a C. so format that c partition ONLY.
then the computer will boot, and accept a DVD of
a new OS?
thanks a lot
July 18th, 2010, 10:59 AM
Before you proceed:
1. Backup the system partition.
2. Check that there are XP drivers for your hardware. They may not be included in the XP installation disc.
July 18th, 2010, 04:06 PM
AH YES thanks.
July 18th, 2010, 05:26 PM
ooooppps! No xp drivers!???
the laptop came preinstalled with windows 7. No xp
drivers for this model.
I started scrolling to lesser models, would that work?
But then I realized the chipset driver would be different
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