how to uninstall

#1
been having ALOT of bugs with win7 so would like to go back to good ol' XP so how do i uninstall win7 formatting the HDD is not a big problem.
 


#2
-------this will wipe all data on the drive -------

put ya windows xp cd in the dvd drive and reboot, wipe out the partitions at the select installation location section and create new ones, and away you go......
 


#3
ok this is wierd, i tried booting off the XP CD and nothing happens it just goes into the windows 7 as normal so i then tried to install off the disk and get the message " a newer version of windows is already installed setup cannot complete"
 


#4
check ya bios to make sure the dvd is first in the boot priority list.

you wont be able to do this in windows....
 


#5
just change the CD as 1st boot but same problem, should i hook up an empty HDD and disconnect my current one?
 


#6
ok thats certainly an option, you could also try using a msboot disk and use fdisk to format the drive prior to launching xp installer.
 


#7
k i put in a extra HDD, disconnected my other one, booted from the disk and this time i get a "bootmgr is missing" how do i fix this ?
 


reghakr

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#9
its giving you that message because theres no os installed on the drive and its trying to boot from it,
you need to recheck your bios settings for the dvd/cd drive as it doesnt seem to be loading the xp disc before looking elsewhere,
 


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