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So I need this computer to go from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows XP Professional. I used the Windows 7 "Easy Transfer" and backed up all the files onto an external hard drive. What I need to know is, after I install XP (They want a clean format) If I run Windows XP Files and Settings Transfer Wizard, will it copy everything over even though it was from Windows 7 Easy Transfer? I ask because I have never transferred Windows 7 to XP and I cannot afford to lose any of the data. Please let me know if you have done this before. Thanks smile.gif
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I believe the transfer wizard is used for going from Pre7 to Windows 7. I dont believe they made it to go from 7 to an older OS.

Your best option will be to manually back up your data to an external device. Include your Profile (C:\Users\Profile Name) and any other folders you store data in.

If you need some help see this http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971759

Then when you have your backup Insert your Windows XP Cd and boot with that. In the setup choose manual and format the drive before installing.
    
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Thank for your reply. I know how to install XP and all that I just wasn't sure if the files would transfer from 7 to XP. When I reinstall I will give it a try and post results eventually but for now I guess I'll just manually backup all the data.
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I can confirm that it doesn't work using the Windows Easy Transfer files going to the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard. I'm sure a lot of people already knew this but I just wanted to let everyone know from first hand experience in case someone did care.
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