Windows reinstallation: downgrade Windows Server 2003 to Windows XP Professional?
Posted on 2004-11-02
I know it sounds stupid. My laptop's Windows Server 2003 was a trial version or something and it is going to expire(I didn't realize it when I installed it). I have following questions:
1. If I choose to turn back to XP Pro. Is there any way to downgrade to XP Pro in the shortest time and least side effects, preserving my data and software (I have XP Pro installation CDs)?
2. I might be able to get another copy of Windows Server 2003. Do you think it ok to reinstall the windows server 2003 again and preserve all my software and data automatically?
3. I have Acronis True Image Server 8.0 for Windows. If build the disk image, can I restore them back to Windows XP Pro?
Anyway, any suggestion regarding saving my current files and softwares in my Windows Server 2003 is appeciated. Thanks a lot!