Reformatting Windows 7 Home Premium and installing XP RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I have Windows 7 home premium and to be honest I think it very slow and it crashes too much. I would like to reformat my hard drive and install XP professional, but whenever I try to reformat using the XP CD, I recieve and error that says "Windows has shut down to prevent damage to hard drive. Blah, blah, run chkdsk/f " There is nothing wrong with my PC. Is it possible to reformat windows 7 and install XP professional using the XP CD?


    Thanks in advance

    Dave SQL Developer
    • Moved by Helen Zhou Friday, June 18, 2010 1:53 AM (From:Windows Forms General)
    Friday, June 18, 2010 12:18 AM


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  • Hi DaveDB,

    This is programming forum about Windows Forms . The question you posted is off topic here. I'm moving it to "Off-Topic Posts" forum.

    Helen Zhou

    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    Friday, June 18, 2010 1:53 AM
  • Hello , 

    Thank you for your post!  I would suggest creating a new thread for your question in the (Windows > Windows Forums > Windows XP Forums > Install, upgrade and activate ) forum located here:  (http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/xpinstall/threads).

    Hope that would be helpful.

    Have a great day!

    Thanks & regards,

    Siddharth Chavan Tier II Application Support Server and Tools Online Operations Team.
    • Proposed as answer by Siddharth Chavan Friday, June 18, 2010 6:12 AM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Tuesday, September 24, 2013 8:20 PM
    Friday, June 18, 2010 6:12 AM