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Revert back to XP from Windows 7?

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about 2 years ago, I gave my dad my old pc and installed windows xp on it, since he has some music hardware that doesnt work with 7. Well... yesterday My mentally ill brother installed windows 7 on it, unbeknownst to me.

Now, I'm trying to figure out if there's a way to revert back to xp so that a year's worth of work isnt lost. rolleyes.gif Is there a way to find the boot.ini and restore? or maybe some other ways of restoring.
post #2 of 7
Cant you make a partition, install xp on it, then migrate all important stufft to that partition? Remove the W7 partition and merge it with the xp.

Hmm, thinking about it sounds like a bad plan, I would just copy all the stuff and reformat. Or Buy another HDD just to make it even easier.
 
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If the data you need is still on the computer, back it up, wipe, and reinstall. If you're talking about recovering data after the drive was wiped that's more difficult.
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If he didnt delete that partition you can.Should be a file called old windows 2 or something like that on the C drive.If you dont see that he deleted the partition
    
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If he didnt delete that partition you can.Should be a file called old windows 2 or something like that on the C drive.If you dont see that he deleted the partition

This.
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looks like he deleted teh partition frown.gif
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looks like he deleted teh partition frown.gif

then your going to have a father. who is very physically angry with your mentally challenged brother.
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