View Full Version : [ubuntu] Duel Booting Win7 and want to degrade to XP Pro

March 13th, 2010, 12:20 AM
I'm duel booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.10. I recently found out that Windows 7 does not support my hardware currently, so I want to degrade my Windows 7 installation to Windows XP Pro.

What is the safest way to do this?

I am new to Linux, but learn quickly so I won't have a problem with more complicated instructions if I'm given all the details.

Mark Phelps
March 13th, 2010, 05:48 AM
Since there is no "downgrade" from Win7 to XP, do the following:
1) From inside Ubuntu, reformat the Win7 partition as new NTFS volume
2) Boot from WinXP CD and install it.
3) Boot from Ubuntu LiveCD and reinstall GRUB