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topmahof
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Re: Downgrading Windows 7 to Xp on t420s

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http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/support/default.aspx

 

Here's videos on what it is and how to install it.  You have to have virtualization enabled in the bios.  It should be under the security heading in the bios.

 

XP mode requires a certain amount of RAM in order to run.  So, when you chose XP mode, what you paid for was the increase in  RAM in order for it to run.

  

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Eldads
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Re: Downgrading Windows 7 to Xp on t420s

Thank you all for helping :smileyhappy:
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X2222
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Re: Downgrading Windows 7 to Xp on t420s

I also have a T420s with the option of XP onboard. Since I havn't had the need to switch from windows 7 to XP, I was wondering if there is an easy way to purge XP from my system. How much hard drive space does it take up on my machine? I have a rather small 160gb capacity SSD.

topmahof
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Re: Downgrading Windows 7 to Xp on t420s

X2222,

 

If you never enabled virtualization in the bios or downloaded and installed xp mode from microsoft, then it's not there. Nothing to get rid of.

 

Dave

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Re: Downgrading Windows 7 to Xp on t420s

There are two virtual machine software that i use : parallel and vmware.

I personally prefer Parallel.

Good luck!