How to change from Windows7 to WindowsXP – Pavilion?

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I have purchased PAVILION P6 and it comes with Windows 7.

I just want to install Windows XP Professional in this system, but the system does not allow doing it.

Is there any method without changing the drive? 

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How to change from Windows7 to WindowsXP – Pavilion?

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Hi Anne,

You can install windows XP in a different partition, this will allow you to have a multi boot system. Create a new partition if you haven't got one. You can do this in disk management. Then boot using the windows XP cd and go through the installation process.

If you want to remove windows 7 and replace it with windows XP, then you have to reinstall XP on the same partition having windows 7. This will first format the partition so back up any files that you need in there. Reboot and start the installation process. Make sure you reinstall it over the partition with windows 7 instead of installing on a new partition.

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How to change from Windows7 to WindowsXP – Pavilion?

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Do you have Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Ultimate? If yes, then you can run Windows XP Mode in your machine. This will run as a virtual machine while Windows 7 is running. You can download the installer for Windows XP Mode here:
 
 
Once installed, your system will be able to run Windows XP only compatible software on the virtual machine.
 
If what you'd like to do is dual boot Windows XP and Windows 7, then you need to have another partition in your hard drive to install the other operating system. If you only have one partition right now, just Shrink it through the Disk Management utility. It will then create another partition, have your Windows XP installer ready then restart the computer and boot to the CD/DVD drive. Go through the installation procedures and make sure you install the other operating system on the new partition.
 

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