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Downgrading iPhone to 1.1.1 with PC, HELP

Q: Downgrading iPhone to 1.1.1 with PC, HELP

Very sorry if I didn't post this in the right section, didn't know which one fit to be honest, I felt this one was the best fit.

Well, I want to do this so I can download the Installer App. (www.Jailbreakme.com)

This way I can get the ringtones I want etc.

If anyone can help me downgrade (im at 1.1.2 US version) and i'm on a PC.

PLEASE, AIM me at ball4121 or post here

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Preferred Solution: Downgrading iPhone to 1.1.1 with PC, HELP

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I am running Win7/Pro x64. My System Spec is in my Profile.

I do not have iTunes installed on my desktop. I do have an iPhone 5, a hand-me-down from my son.

Yesterday the phone needed to be charged. I attached it to a USB port. I was asked by the phone if I trusted my desktop. I said yes. I was told that there were no new images on the phone to import, a fact I already knew. I've encountered this dialog before. It seems to be part of the procrustean Apple way of computing.

What troubles me is that a process started about the time I plugged in the phone. At a rate of 5-10 files/sec the 'modified' date was changed on over 3,500 jpg files on my data drive. I've not analyzed the order in which they were processed but suspect that it was A-Z on the file names and also on folder names.

Could this behavior result from iTunes running its 'sync' process? If so, is there anything I can do to prevent it from happening again?

If we have no Apple OS experts on this forum, does anyone know of an 'Apple forum' that is as respected as sevenforums is in the Windows world?



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I just got the new iPhone 4S and I have a 3GS as my old phone with no way to transfer my contacts. I was told I could save a backup of my 3GS to itunes, then load the backup onto my 4S.

Well my 3GS won't backup, it keeps saying "iTunes could not backup the iphone because an error occurred" without any error code. I've wiped my old backup, I've cleared sync history. I'm using a PC with itunes with the latest itunes version 10.5.

What can I do to get my contacts over to the new phone?

A:Error backing up iPhone - trying to transfer contacts to new iPhone 4S

You may have to load them one at a time.

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How to make your own iPhone Ringtone and transfer it to your iPhone directly?

A:How to make your own iPhone Ringtone and transfer it to your iPhone directly?

Here's a paid one....
Seems to be a few listings.
Google search.

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I already have a home security camera system. What I'am looking for is software I can put on my desk top that will notify me on my iphone when motion detection is activated. As well as allow me
to monitor the cameras from my iphone.

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I am trying to get my SMS,contacts and pictures on my iPhone to be put either onto my computer or onto iTunes and I don't know how to do this.
Any help or advice would be greatly received.
Thanks in advance.
Could you suggest a transfer???

A:How can i backup iphone 3GS sms/contact to new iphone 4?

Cucusoft iPhone Tool Kits can also transfer Music/Video from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to your computer.

Backup Photos to Any Folder on Computer
Backup SMS to to Computer with Multiple File Formats
Backup Call List to Computer with Multiple File Formats
Backup Contacts to Computer with Multiple File Formats
iPhone Disk & file Utilities


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Is there a way that I can sync my Outlook contacts with my Iphone 4s so that the contact appears as displayed by outlook.
Example: Mr. Richard Jones
FILE AS: Rich Jones

This is the option to display in outlook and I would prefer to display on phone the same.

A:Sync Outlook with Iphone display in Iphone name from outlook: FILE AS:

Hello. I have an android phone which is synced with my gmail account. I have eyed the new iphone 5 and will soon be moving data and contacts from my android to my iphone.

Before migrating to the iphone and mess up something with my contacts, i want to sync all to my outlook. So I wish to achieve sync from Android to Outlook and then from Outlook to the new iphone - is that possible?

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How can I check to see which I have?
I was looking into the "Siri" service, and don't see it.
Recently upgraded to the OS5. Does that matter?

A:Solved: iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S

Check for the Model number under Settings > General > About

From what I've read on the Apple forums, if you have the iPhone 4, it won't support the Siri integration.

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Is it possible to format the hard drive to erase XP and reinstall Win98?

A:Downgrading to 98

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I have Windows XP but want to downgrade to Windows ME. Can I boot with a ME floppy to dos and reformat my harddrive and then install ME?

A:Downgrading from XP to ME

I have to ask - why would anyone volunteer to revert to ME? The answer to your question is yes, you can. Even an old Windows '98 boot floppy will do the trick but going back to a FAT 32 file system if you now have NTFS may take a while to format. Put the floppy in and atthe A:\ prompt, type Format C: /s to wipe the disk and put a system capable format back on.

You can do that without CD support but when you restart, you will need taht option. The system will tell you the drive letter assigned to the CD and then, pop the ME CD in the drawer and at the A:\ prompt, type F:\setup and hit Enter (where F is the appropriate drive letter).

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Is it possible to revert to IE5 in XP? I have an application that does not work too well with IE6.

A:Downgrading IE6 to IE5 in XP?

I'm taking the crickets chirping as a NO, you can't downgrade?

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Is there any way to go back to Win 7 without destroying everything?


You can use your backup image of Windows 7, that you made before upgrading.

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My vista comp came with SP2, and i'd kinda like SP1 instead, is there anyway to downgrade sp2 to sp1? :/

A:Downgrading SP2 to SP1?

Welcome to the forum, Vista does not have a SP2 in fact it only just released SP1.
It is not advisable to remove service packs as they contain improvements and security updates.

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Toshiba Satelite S855-S5188
Windows 8
I've been trying out Windows 8 for a couple weeks now, and I'm very frustrated with the forced security measures from a company who I don't trust with my security. Also, I prefer the simplicity of working with a classic Windows desktop, knowing how to dive in and mess with the things I need, as well as installing third party apps of my choosing without having to perform voodoo.
tl;dr- I want Windows 7.
I understand that it's a matter of finding drivers and disabling the Win8 security shell, but I'd like a little assistance from someone who has done this before. Is there a step-by-step guide for dummies somewhere?

A:Downgrading from 8 to 7- help?

Please first read Understanding downgrade rightsOEM versions of Windows 8 eligible for downgrade : Windows 8 Pro includes downgrade rights to:•Windows 7 Professional Thank You -

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I recently installed windows 8 on my laptop, and would like to go back to windows 7. How would I do that?
My laptop came pre-installed with windows 7


We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

Lenovo Recovery
Lenovo Support - Home (US)

You can Order Lenovo Recovery Disks from here:

Lenovo Support - Home (US)

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I have a Dell Windows XP Home Edition and I'm tired of it. I want to install Windows 98 on it.

Can I use the HP Pavo disks I have to reformat my Dell XP or will I have to search the internet for a Dell disk to use?

A:Downgrading from Win XP to 98

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Is it possible to go back to Windows ME from Windows XP, or go from Windows XP to Windows 98SE without reformating the hard drive?


A:Downgrading your OS?

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I'm wanting to downgrade from SP2 to SP1 for http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935458 TCP modifications to take effect, reducing game lag.
When I try to install SP1 with the standalone version I get the message "Windows service pack 1 is already installed" yet when I look in installed updates to find KB936330 it isn't there. It also isn't listed under windows edition.
SP2 is installed, and listed in windows edition.
I have had problems with updating to SP1 before but the 80073712 error was fixed by the system update readiness tool.
I was wondering, have I actually got SP1 or do I need to uninstall the SP2 update for SP1 to be fully active enable TCP changes? Or would I end up with neither?

Thank you for the help.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7500 @ 2.20GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2045 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 295086 MB, Free - 210604 MB;
Motherboard: Sony Corporation, VAIO
Antivirus: ESET Smart Security 4.2, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

A:Downgrading SP2 to SP1?

Uninstalling a Windows service pack is almost never a good idea. Unless you're experiencing a known Vista SP2 bug, the problem isn't related to the service pack.

Most people install updates on dirty systems (malware, viruses, multiple installs/uninstalls, etc.), and then they blame all the problems on the last update.

If games are lagging, I can almost guarantee it has nothing at all to do with a Vista service pack. You'll likely create more problems trying to uninstall it.

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I have been considering downgrading my OS to Xp. My computer is "high end" with quad processors and 4g ram and was wondering if I should look at the 32 bit or 64 bit versions of XP. I am a gamer first and foremost and want compatibility with my games and programs.... hince while I am going back to xp from vista.

Thank you for any insight you could add.


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Does anyone know how to downgrade from Vista to XP using ISODisc?
Actually, I think this is upgrading


Here is a great guide, friend, which I believe will help! Let me know what this does for you and how I can help! Thank you for using Bleeping Computer to help you today!

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Vista!! Vista!! Vista!!

Horrible so i want to downgrade.

I would like to know if my hardware and drivers will be compatible with xp.

How do i find out the drivers i gave? where are they located?

A fast rply would be grateful thank you!


Without knowing the Manufacturer and model, the question is impossible to answer

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Guys a pleasant morning to all, please give me idea...i have a acer unit designed in windows 7 operating system, the problem is i need to downgrade it using windows xp os, i cant find any driver of wireless adopter that i have connected in my unit, cause the hardware model is designed in windows 7 os...any suggestion?what im going to do?

A:Downgrading 7 to XP

download xp mode from microsoft

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Hello.I'm trying to install Windows XP on a separate partition of my hard drive, But I have a problem.During the XP setup, I have to install the drivers for my sata drive by using a floppy disk. The setup asks to insert a floppy into drive A.This computer doesn't, and never has had an internal floppy drive. I bought an external one, which works fine. In Vista, when I open up my computer, it lists two floppy drives. This is where I'm stuck. Drive A is a device that is apparently internal, but I have no floppy drive, so I don't know why it is installed. Drive B is my external drive.I tried uninstalling the non-existent drive in Vista, and when I plugged the external one back in, it assigned the letter A to it. But when I reboot, the other drive just comes back, with the letter A.I need to know why Vista is recognizing the other floppy drive, and what I can do to stop it, so that the external one can use the letter A. During the XP setup, there doesn't appear to be a way to change the path of which it reads from. It only seems to want to read from drive A.Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

A:Downgrading To Xp

Well seem no one has had any ideas the only thing I can think of is to install a floppy drive into your PC and see if that solves the problem, you should be able to pick up one fairly cheap, if not for free.

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I have an old 98 system w/ 700mhz processor and 128meg ram. i recently put Xp Pro on it and have striped it down to the essentials and it is still very slow. i have a w2k installation cd that i'd like to install. for some reason my bios isn't seeing the disk (yes, the cd drive is first in boot list and yes, the drive is bootable). when i try to install the disk in xp it won't let me do it. is there anyway of getting around this? thanks in advance

heres the message/error i get:

A:Downgrading from XP Pro to W2K

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Hi guys I'm unsure if this is the correct forum, so if I'm wrong sorry! I'm trying to downgrade my laptop from Windows 7 back to Windows XP Pro (with a disc). Half the time the disc doesn't even load (clicking on the drive freezes the window ), and when it does it says I have a compatibility issue because the software is an older version of Windows. I'm well aware of that Any suggestions or help would be very appreciated, guys :D

A:Downgrading from 7 to XP

You will have to boot from the XP CD in order to downgrade. To do this, go into your BIOS and set it to boot from the CD, then reboot.

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My grandmother purchased a Compaq Presario 6719 Laptop with Vista pre-installed. I wish she had told me before she bought it. I would have advised against it. Too complicated for her. Anyways, the vendor she purchased from was offsite tech and so now will not refund her money. What I want to do is downgrade it to XP. Contacted Microsoft but was told had to go to Mfg. Who is HP/Compaq. They told me no go cause its pre-loaded with Vista Premium and no Recovery Cd's avaliable to revert to XP. And the person I spoke with at HP/Compaq said I couldn't do it anyway...no drivers available. Well thats a bunch of hogwash! I found every single driver that will work with XP except the Video...took me a few days...my question or request is...Has anyone here downgraded this particular model and do you have the video driver for it? Or does anyone know where I can get a driver that will work with this particular model? Would greatly appreciate any help..as I am trying to help granny not lose her money from something she can't use. Thanks...

A:Downgrading To XP

try :

if not then the graphics maybe tried in with the chipset.

post a more detailed log of your system.

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My girlfriend has WIN 2000 and hates it. I want to know if its possible to downgrade back to WIN 98. We are both still skeptical about XP and dnt want to Upgrade to that yet. Is it possible to downgrade to win 98 again?? I tried but i get the error that the software is incompatible? Any help is much appreciated.


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We have a Harddrive that was an XP then we formatted it to make it an extra harddrive just for extra memory, so it's blank, but now we want to put Win98 on it for someone who has a comp that won't run any OS higher than 98. Is it possible to put Win 98 on this HDD that used to be an XP, if so how?

Thanks for your time and help

A:Downgrading from XP to 98 is it possible

Hi computersrkool,

Put the harddrive in the other computer and install 98 there. If you have formatted it, there shouldn't be any problems.

I haven't installed 98 or 95 in several years, but I seem to remember that one, or both, required you to load drivers before the computer would talk to the install CD.

We have a Windows 98 section on this forum. If you have trouble installing 98, they could probably give you the best advice.

Hope it works for you.

Best regards,

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Alright so i want to downgrade my windows 7 to xp i have my xp disk what do i do now

also the reason is because the ram required for widows 7 is too high, and my computer would black out due to that


I cant click install windows xp

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So, I have a Toshiba Satellite notebook that is several years old - it's from the era when XP was new.

The trouble is that it's not quite manly enough to handle XP - my wife's father bought it and basically picked out the cheapest laptop he could find at Best Buy. It's slow, and soon became unusable, so for the longest time it collected dust in our office.

What I'd like to do is wipe the laptop and install Windows 98 from the CD-ROM. Most recipes for doing so seem to call for a floppy boot disc, but this little gem of a laptop doesn't have a floppy drive. I was teetering on the edge of making a go of it without one, after having set the BIOS to boot from the CD-ROM drive, but I figured I should come here for instruction from smarter people first. >.>

How do I go about doing a system wipe, then? Format c: and have it boot from the Win 98 disc? I really hope it's that simple but I don't think I have that kind of luck. What do you guys think?


Actually the floppy requirement is from the Win95 days, especially when doing a Win95 to Win98 (1st version) upgrade.

If you buy Win98 SE Full, you boot to the CD. Then you just select to format the drive (you have to since Win98 used FAT32 not NTFS). The Amazon link has several buying options, including used. I would suggest to stay away from any "used" unless it states the full boxed version. Better, by the New options.

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i have an hp dv9720us laptop that i just purchase and after downgrading to xp from vista my wireless adapter isnt working. I have solved all other problem but this one

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I am considiring of downgrading my current version of windows live messenger (WLM 2011) to the previous version from 2009 (14.0)
The reason why is because I don't like the new MSN at all..
It makes my startup progress at least 10 seconds longer..
I'm not able to put nicknames.. etc..

So i would like to downgrade back to 14.0
I found this website
I tried it a few months ago..
But then I got some strange results..
In my jumplist.. I had these strange icons.. They filled up the "empty space" that shoud've been there.. They also were shown in the "empty spaces" of other applications. Like skype.

This is what the jumplist looked like after downgrading

I solved that by creating a new username
backup all my data.
Then deleting the old user, and recreate one ('cus i wanted to keep the name)
and delete the user i used to delete and recreate my user.
and then the icons were normal again..

How did this happen.
And will downgrading make this happen again?


A:Downgrading from MSN 15 -> 14

Does nobody know why that happend to me?

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Hi,I have bought a HP Pavilion model 13-s100nd (laptop/tablet) which I want to downgrade to Windows 7. Therefore I have two questions: Since there is no CD/DVD drive, I have to start from USB flashdrive. I prepared one with a W7 installation, but when I insert the USB and start the pc it doesn't read from the flashdrive. I did change the boot sequence in the BIOS. When I use the same flashdrive in my old Lenovo R400, it does work and that one starts installing Windows 7. So my question is how to start installing from USB flashdrive?After installing Windows 7, will I have problems with equipement which will not work anymore. I assume touchscreen and tabletmodus won't work, but what about the rest. Are drivers available?The reason for downgrading is that some of my apps don't work with W10 and there are no alternatives available. Compatibility mode doesn't help here. Thanks 

A:Downgrading to W7

Hi: 1. In order to install W7 on your notebook, you need to enable legacy mode in the BIOS which should disable secure boot. Windows 7 is not compatible with secure boot. Your notebook has a 6th generation core processor and as such, you need to perform an additional step so the USB flash drive is recognized by W7's installation files. The Microsoft Windows ISO doesn't have the native USB 3.0 drivers.   So you have to add the USB 3.0 drivers into the Windows ISO.    Intel came through on tihs one.  They have a utility that does all the work for you.   https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/25476/Wi?ndows-7-USB-3-0-Creator-Utility Run the above utility (there is a readme for how to use it) and point to your USB Installation media and then W7 should install. 2. Since there are no W7 drivers on the support page for your notebook, you can expect a very difficult experience trying to find W7 drivers that will work. I can try and help you with that, but I cannot guarantee you will be able to get everything to work perfectly. Make your W10 recovery usb flash drive before attempting to install W7 by using the Recovery Manager program. Once you install W7, the recovery partitio will most likely no longer work.

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Why would anyone downgrade from Business to Home Premium?


Hi coolnewyorker,

Strictly speaking, moving from Business to Home Premium (or vice-versa) cannot be called an upgrade or a downgrade. These editions of Vista are targeted at different users and therefore both have features and programs not available in the other. However, both these editions can be upgraded to Ultimate without loss of functionality.

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Ok, I've had enough of this 64 bit crap. Nothing I want to use works on it. I'm sick of it, I need 32 bit for everything I use. Must I buy another home premium for 32 bit?

A:Downgrading from 64 bit to 32 bit.

Hello xxsomethingxx,

No, you do not need to purchase another copy of Vista. You can use your same product key number from your 64 bit Vista Home Premium to install the 32 bit version of Home Premium from a Vista 32 bit installation DVD that is the same type (retail or OEM) as your 64 bit DVD.

This link below will help you determine if something is compatible or not.

Windows Vista Compatibility Center

Hope this helps,

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I have the 5 piece cd st that includes the RESTORE PLUS and 3 OS CDs xp included. When I run the restore cd it shows me 3 versions of win 7, xp is NOT included in the list! When I attemp to follow with the XP cd it reads the set up screens then displays the infamous BLUE SCREEN. All other xp cds results in the same responce. One cd WILL install xp EXCEPT that the 3 screens dealing with the internet connection do NOT appear. NO internet connection is left in the network connections window and no connection is possible. I have a usb nic adapter coming and an eighty gig hdd prewritten with xp as a possible fix. If either works than I will clone the master to two mor hdds for spares of different sizes. The BUSINESS PRO DC7900 CMT uses the same approch. Can I use THAT set in THIS tower? I am stumptted.

A:downgrading from win 7 to xp

maybe just some drivers are missing.HP Compaq 8000 Elite Drivers & Software (Windows XP Professional)

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Hie. I bought my samsung notebook a year ago with windows 8 installed on it. I'm using the pc for academic purposes. After a while I found that I couldn't install some school software like autodesk. I then decided to degrade to windows 7. Now I am having even more problems videos aren't playing well and I can't install some more softwares. I suspect that the problem arises from my graphics card. Please advise on that. My model number is NP300E5C-A09ZA


Hi and welcome to TSF I have moved you to win 7 forum for further help, Have you ensured there are drivers available for win 7 on the Samsung support pages for your model.
If there are have you installed them correctly starting with the chipset then audio,video,lan,wifi then any others.

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I desperately want to downgrade my brand-new laptop pre-loaded with Win 7 Home Premium to XP pro. Reason is that I have a number of games that won't run in the new environment.

I managed to downgrade from Vista to XP in the past, but I have no experience with Win 7 at all. Is there any new element or potential difficulty I should be aware of before I start the process? I am no computer guru and I need my laptop back in working order in a reasonable amount of time.

All help appreciated!

A:Downgrading from Win 7 to XP

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

What is the make and model number of your computer? You'll need to make sure that you can download drivers for your computer.

Have you though about upgrading to Windows 7 Pro? With Windows 7 Pro you can run any program in Windows XP mode.

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I have a Gateway DX4300-15e that runs Windows 7 Home 64 bit, I purchased an additional hard drive to install a OEM copy of Windows XP Home 32 bit to set up a dual boot situation so that I can run some of my older softwares and games.
I am having a fit with the system running with XP though, and I can't seem to get Gateway to assist me in finding a list of suitable drivers to get this thing at least quasi-operational with XP.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated, however, please spare the me usual the lecture about older operating systems, I can't afford to run out and buy software upgrades for my higher end software, and I am finding more and more compatibility issues with the 64 bit system.

A:downgrading to XP

I am afraid you will not find the drivers for XP. The component manufacturers do not bother to develop them (costs a lot of money) because that yields no income for them.

As an alternative I suggest you run the XP in Virtual Box. I run Ubuntu that way and that works quite well. If that does not fit your bill, there are other virtualization programs to choose from.

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Hi all,

I have changed the originan HDD with W8 by a new SSD and installed W7 (I prefer).
I did some changes in the bios since it apperas that installing W7 on my new SSD needs the CSP compatibility mode (not UEFI)...
I did the change and succeeded to install W7. Then I had to fight with finding the drivers since my W7 DVD do not automatically recognize all the device (including chipset, network, wifi and video...) it is an original W7 before SP1 si I had to Windows Update it. Anyway I succeeded. While downloading all the W7 drivers for my PC I saw that the BIOS was not up to date. So I also flash the BIOS with success.
So, now I have a W7 that is installed and working (in CSP mode... not UEFI... sounds strange but...)

Now I want to backup my data from my old HDD/W8 to my new installed SSD/W7.
To do that, I pluged the HDD on a SATA/USB bridge... and unfortunatly windows 7 do not see the drive (no new drive appear)
I can see the drive in the Windows DIsk Manager (sorry for the translation I have a French WIndows !) and it shows a non allocated drive.
I have an option that is "Convert to GPT"... But I am quite sure that it will be destructive for ma data and furthermore I don't know why I should convert this drive to a GPT since it was the original HDD from toshiba that host a W8 OS which is GPT formated.

The other problem is that if a replace my old HDD into the PC I can't boot anymore... I try all the conbination of UEFI/CSM/AHCI) boot option and the best resukt... Read more

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Hello dear users,

I come to you today for help regarding the following matter. I currently have Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit installed on my computer. I would like to downgrade to Win Xp for several reasons. I do know that i have to search for the required drivers (for windows xp of course) and download them to install after i install windows XP.

My problem is that i do not know what drivers i need to search for since my computer is custom built by a friend of mine that, unfortunately, i do not talk to anymore. I am not very good with computers, but i do know how to install a copy of windows.

My question is, can someone help me identify what audio, display, ...etc drivers i need to search for?

I have updated my system spec using the automated mode.


A:Downgrading from Win 7 to Win Xp

What I do not understand is why windows 7 did not find the drivers you need through windows update? Did you run windows updates to see what additional drivers you need? Yo can also go into device manager and look for updated drivers. Why go back to XP? It is only going to be supported for another 2 yrs, also you can install Virtual XP as long as your copy of windows 7 is an official copy.

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Hi all,
First time poster here hoping you can help me. Our 3 year-old Tosh Satellite (Win 8) recently died on us and requires a complete rebuild (wipe and install). As I really don't get on with Win8 I was hoping to downgrade to Win 7. With that in mind I purchased a Win 7 Home Premium disc from Amazon but am unable to complete the install. After getting the laptop to boot from the CD (after first diasbling Secure Boot) the disc loads the files then goes to the Windows loading screen (the 4 or so pretty little Windows dots that rotate, you know) and crashes every time.

The disc says the following (which I failed to notice when purchasing):
"Important Information About This Product OEM software is intended for system builders and small OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) who manufacture computer systems and pre-install OEM system builder software onto those systems. It is not intended for purchase or installation by consumers."

Can you guys answer the following?

- Does this mean that I definitely can't use this disc to rebuild my machine?C
- Can I actually downgrade to Win 7
- Do I need to look for a specific type of disc to do it (if the current one does indeed turn out to be the wrong one)
- If I have the right disc what do I need to do to make the install work
- If I don't, what do I need to buy and how much will it roughly cost (I'm in the UK)


A:Help with Downgrading to Win 7

You will find out that power controls will be the only part that you may not find a driver for.

Everything else you can get online a the chipset mfg website.

Besides disabling Secure boot. You need to change UEFI in the bios to CSM.

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i have win 7 and yeah im getting rather sick of it tried installing xp again but says im not allowed to downgrade?...should i boot from the xp disc?

A:downgrading to xp

What Brand and Model is the PC? Have you checked to be sure XP drivers are available?

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Hi everyone, I have windows vista 32bit.

My computer is around nearly 2years old.

dxdiag can be found here: http://pastebin.com/7aLuy0YH

Vista is usually unstable, as i have crashes on programs and stuff is sometimes incompatible. Is it recommended to Downgrade to Windows XP?

But the problem is I'm worried that what if my Drivers, motherboard, GPU doesn't work with XP.

[I'm sorry but I'm not very advanced with PC's]



Originally Posted by bhstr99

Vista is usually unstable, as i have crashes on programs and stuff is sometimes incompatible. Is it recommended to Downgrade to Windows XP?

Not necessarily. Some people prefer XP to Vista because it supposedly runs faster on equivalent hardware. In my opinion however the tradeoff is that Vista (in my experience, at least) is a more stable operating system to work with. When you bought your computer did it start life as XP then get upgraded, or did you always have Vista on that machine? If you had XP installed on it at any point you need to make sure that you have Vista-compatible software and hardware drivers to minimise any problems later down the line. If in doubt check on the websites of the respective hardware and software developers, your problems may or may not be the result of incompatible software or hardware drivers being currently installed. Try uninstalling any hardware drivers you currently have installed and see if installing the Vista-compatible drivers in their place makes any difference. If you had Vista installed from the beginning simply try updating to the latest version(s) of the respective Vista-compatible drivers and software.


Originally Posted by bhstr99

But the problem is I'm worried that what if my Drivers, motherboard, GPU doesn't work with XP.

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Good day everyone happy holidays to all.
i just downgraded my Acer laptop extensa 5420 from vista to Xp prof.
i actually found all the drivers but one.
i cannot find the wireless network controller drivers
can some please tell me where i can find it
Thanks in advance


Hi Jmtechguy and welcome to TSF !

The XP drivers for the Extensa 5420 are available on Acer's support site if you change the operating system to windows XP :

Atheros Wireless LAN Driver
Broadcom Wireless LAN Driver

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I decided to degrade my Xp service pack 3 to Service Pack 2. I don't know some of the software's are not able to install properly in my computer. Can anyone plz help me how to do this procedure with our booting again my C drive.

A:downgrading from sp3 to sp2

johnalba544, I've moved your post to it's own thread. Piggybacking is a bad idea, as then we get all sorts of cross posts and half the time don't know what's been tried.



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