Formatting machine and installing Windows XP but have issues

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My computer at home is installed with Windows 7 Ultimate. I have also partitioned my hard disk and separated the OS partition from the folders partition. Recently, I started experiencing slowness in performance and load time. I formatted the machine and decided to install Windows XP but now, there are some files that are still hidden from the previous OS. What steps do I take to eliminate all these, or what options do I have?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #96825

Formatting machine and installing Windows XP but have issues

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Hi Mary sheen,

    These are some options:

  1. Better for you to delete  the hard drives in your pc. 
  2. To plug a drive in to the different  computer you have to use USB adapter.
  3. Then you have to reformat it to NFTS.
  4. From the computer return the hard drive back in to it.
  5. Insert the imaging CD.
  6. In to your hard drive flash your image back

* Remember that installing windows XP requires a tool which has the compatibility in XP.

 

Hope this might help you,

Fernando Magallanes

Answered By 0 points N/A #96827

Formatting machine and installing Windows XP but have issues

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You cant uninstall Windows 7, but you can reinstall previous version of windows. Insert the installation disk and reinstall XP. When reinstalling select the option of reformatting the partition where you had your windows 7, this will recover the space used by it. You must have missed this while you were installing.

Go to this link for info http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Can-I-uninstall-Windows-7

Another thing is that it is a bad habit to partition your hard disk. Windows run more efficient in one partition. It has no benefit in functionality. If you want you can create a folder in the same partition and put your user files into it; it will serve for the same purpose and will not have any adverse effect on system performance.

Answered By 10 points N/A #96828

Formatting machine and installing Windows XP but have issues

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Hello Mary,

When you formatted the machine, did you format the partition that had the operating system, or you chose to install windows xp without formatting the partition?  If the case is the latter, then you will have to go to the primary hard drive (which most of the times is C:) and locate a folder named windows.old, and then delete it completely with all its contents.

Otherwise you will have to perform another clean installation but this time round make sure that you completely format the drive that has your operating system and on it install your windows xp.

Hope this helps.

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Regards
Lee Hung

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