format windows 7 to reinstall xp

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  1. hawkella

    hawkella New Member

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    bought a laptop with 7 on it. need to put quickbooks on it but its not supported by windows 7 so have to install xp.
    what's the best way - format in command prompt/put in xp cd? can i even do it on a newer laptop that shipped with 7?
    any help/instructions would be good. dont really need the windows 7 so going back to xp is not really an issue to me.

    Thanks.
     
  2. strgzr

    strgzr New Member

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    Did you try running in XP MODE?
    Code:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx
     
  3. hawkella

    hawkella New Member

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    no - i have home premium edition which doesnt allow it
     
  4. strgzr

    strgzr New Member

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    That sucks!
     
  5. gavin19

    gavin19 New Member

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    Download VirtualBox, install it, then install XP on it and run Quickbooks. No need for XP mode :)
     

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