LAPTOP PARTITIONS - REMOVE WIN 7 replace

Discussion in 'Paragon Partition Manager Product Line' started by cloudy, Jul 15, 2010.

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  1. cloudy

    cloudy Registered Member

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    Hi all,

    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
    windows xp.

    I see the partitions. Is there anyway to do this?

    thanks
     
  2. Cudni

    Cudni Global Moderator

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    use xp install disk and format the whole thing
     
  3. cloudy

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    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.
     
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  4. Cudni

    Cudni Global Moderator

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    what partitions do you see? Format the one with win7 on (usually c:)
     
  5. cloudy

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    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
     
  6. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

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    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.
     
  7. cloudy

    cloudy Registered Member

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    AH YES thanks.
     
  8. cloudy

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    ooooppps! No xp drivers!o_O

    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
    right?

    thanks
     
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