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28-05-2010, 12:23 PM
Hi, I'm trying to solve the Windows7 XP downgrade confusion with a new laptop purchase.
The website states: Xppro Downgrade Installed With Windows 7 Pro License.

The laptop has a windows7 OA sticker. When booted it boots to XP setup with end user licence agreement, etc.
Disks supplied are:
Operating system dvd windows7 professional, 32bit, DVD.
Application & driver recovery DVD for XP.
Application & driver recovery DVD for windows7
Operating system DVD for XP sp3
We want to run windows7, so the question is do we continue the XP setup that is installed, then upgrade or boot directly from the W7 install disk, format fresh, etc?

28-05-2010, 12:27 PM
Windows 7 will be a fresh install, you cant upgrade from XP. They have installed XP, if you want to use XP, continue with personalisation setup, otherwise chuck in the 7 DVD and wipe disk before continuing 7 install!

28-05-2010, 12:48 PM
Nuke it, then clean install sounds good to me!

I suppose the recovery partition thing these have was making me overly cautious. I didn't want to wipe it without at least asking for comment.

28-05-2010, 01:47 PM
Don't need the recovery partition when you have all the DVDs!