Install XP on Windows 7

Posted on 2011-10-11
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have to install windows XP on windows 7. How to i set the recovery date in windows 7 so that after 3 days i will go back to that date and it remove xp from my computer. or any other way that if i install xp on my computer i can remove it easily from it after few days. I want to keep XP and windows 7 both for few days but i will delete xp after few days.

Question by:mustish1
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    Depending on your version of 7, you can download XP Mode  & run as a virtual machine.  The virtual machine can be deleted whenever you want:
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    Basically, it's called XP Mode and all it is doing is running a Windows XP Virtual Machine on your Windows 7 Desktop. So, to simply remove it, you can either just shut down the xp virtual machine or delete it as well. Visit this link for more information, on the bottom there are links under the Learn How Section.
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    by:John Hurst
    If you are using Windows 7 Professional, download and install XP Mode and then you can have XP forever.

    You can dual boot, but I don't think you can do what you wish above. Another approach (one I use on my own laptop) is to get a new drive and put Windows 7 on it. You can always put the old drive back in if need be. Get a bigger drive at the same time.

    .... Thinkpads_User

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    The reason i am doing this is i have to give the proctor exam. The proctor i have when i go to their web site it ask me to buy the RP2 the new one because of the operating system. My old computer just die out and i need to install the XP on windows 7. After i finish the exam i dont need xp on my computer.

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    If the exam won't run in XP mode, then just image your system to an external drive;   install XP on the system;  and then just restore the image when you're ready to revert to Windows 7.

    You can use any good imaging product to do this -- Acronis, Image for DOS,  etc.
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    You can install xp in vmware player....virtual environment.

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    you can install XP as dual boot - and later uninstall it
     here a complete guide

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