View Full Version : windows 7 to windows xp

06-21-2011, 12:01 PM
hey forum

i am running on a toshiba netbook with windows 7 starter. i would like to change it to windows XP but i am quite hesitant when it comes to dealing with operating systems. could anyone please tell me the correct way how i can do this procedure?


06-21-2011, 01:50 PM
First off, do you have a CD/DVD drive in/connected to your netbook?

Cuc Tu
06-21-2011, 04:34 PM
If you have a retail version XP and a media drive, then I would run the setup, format the HDD, and do a clean install - I might actually just do that on a new HDD and keep the original as a backup Win7 system.

07-02-2011, 07:41 PM
before you do anything go to toshiba site and check against your model number too see if you might need a sata driver for the harddrive if you are going back too xp,
i had to with my lenovo T400 but i also read that i could set my harddrive too boot in compatability mode install xp then install sata drivers and switch back too sata drive of course if you drive is an old ide type you should have no problem and can ignore what ive just typed either way good luck