We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

Windows 7 downgrade to XP

dyoung520 asked
Last Modified: 2013-11-29
Purchased this computer:

It says it has an optional OS (XP). Also says in the title XP downgrade option.

I figured it would come with both OS licensed for the computer and if I wanted could simply install XP fresh replacing 7. Then just go back when I wanted.

However this was not the case. I called tiger who directed me to Microsoft. Who then told me that they need to install a special piece of software to make the computer compatible with XP? There are drivers for this PC available for XP, Vista, and 7. Microsoft wanted to charge me 130 dollars for this service. Almost the cost of XP.

Is this true. I was told it would not work to buy XP and just format the drive and install. He told me it wouldn't work.

Any explanation on how this process works!

Huge Thanks!!!

Watch Question
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 2 Answers and 5 Comments.
See Answers
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE