Can not install windows XP from windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by demgonlord, May 25, 2012.

  1. demgonlord

    demgonlord New Member

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    When I try and install windows XP from windows 7 I get this error

    HdwBNv.
    I have copied the cd content from another computer and placed it on a USB drive.

    Also i tried reinstall XP from this USB stick on my other computer and
    it reinstalled just fine


    So is there any workaround this without
    buying a usb optical drive?
     
  2. Adamsappleone

    Adamsappleone U.S.Navy D.A.V.

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    Hello demgonlord, welcome to Windows 7 Forums,

    You will not be able to install XP from within Windows 7 as it stated in the error Window "Setup cannot continue because the version on your computer is newer than what your trying to install."
    You'll either have to make another partition on your drive to install XP (which is not a good idea) or install another hard drive and install XP on it (this is the preferred method), either way, you will have to do a custom/clean install of XP.

    hope this helps
    Don
     

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