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This is my problem...I am going to be getting a new computer at work and it's a HP desktop with windows 7 home premium preinstalled.

Problem being is that the program i use at work requires windows xp pro. The IT person at my place of business inlisted the help of the geek squad to do the very same thing i'm wanting to do and he could never get w/xp to install on a w/ 7 system.

I have never even attemped to install xp on a w/7 system before so is their a setting in the bios that needs to be changed?
Please advise me in any manor or steps that need attention.
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I wouldn't think so, no issues. I've reformatted a stock win7 laptop and put XP 64bit on it with no problems. Only thing I could see being an issue would be some drivers if they support XP or not.
Edited by Lazloisdavrock - 10/27/11 at 2:27pm
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its only a win 7 machine while it has win 7 on it. format the drive. install windoze. get xp drivers from manf sites. done.
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Is it too late to get your new machine with Win Pro w/XP mode?

Otherwise, how about installing XP on a VM? I've done this on machines running W7 Pro, but I believe you can do the same with Home if you use something like VMware player.

Just my 2c worth...

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or do this ^^
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The only reason i posted this is because if a geek boy couldn't get it to install then i thought i would run into problems myself.
I know i sound noobish and yes i've installed os'es a thousand times before on desktops and lappys just never had the opportunity to down grade.

So just wipe the drive and install and hunt drivers?
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You could just use virtual box. That's what I do when I need to use my laser printer. The drivers only work for windows XP so I made an XP virtual box

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the geek squad? *** is that? aye bro, just wipe and install

edit: hey if ye fail, just reinstall W7


Edited by Spacedinvader - 10/27/11 at 2:23pm
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Just make sure all your drivers are compatible with windows xp first!
 
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Just make sure all your drivers are compatible with windows xp first!
Bam! that is for sure. I'll grab the info from the machine tomorrow since it's already there (work).
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