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Blue Screen Again
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Registered: ‎09-01-2011
Location: Israel
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Downgrading Windows 7 to Xp on t420s

Hello, I just got my new laptop, I couldn't find out how can I downgrade it... I have payed for this downgradable windows edition.
Can somebody please help...
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Re: Downgrading Windows 7 to Xp on t420s

did you get the XP cd? so you have windows 7 on the machine right now?
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Jin Li

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Blue Screen Again
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Re: Downgrading Windows 7 to Xp on t420s

I didn't receive a cd.. I have win 7 installed
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Re: Downgrading Windows 7 to Xp on t420s

Just out of curiosity, any specific reason for downgrading? If it's just the odd app that is not compatible with 7, you can run it inside windows XP mode. Its like a VM. 

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Re: Downgrading Windows 7 to Xp on t420s

did you order the downgrade when you ordered the computer?
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Jin Li

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Blue Screen Again
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Re: Downgrading Windows 7 to Xp on t420s

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Yes i did, attaching pic of my order details...

 

Moderator note; image removed as it contained system s/n

 

I think it's the fourth... i remember they charged me for this...

 

 

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Message 7 of 15 (2,184 Views)

Re: Downgrading Windows 7 to Xp on t420s

that means you have the windows xp virtual pc system in your windows 7. this is differently to the Windows XP native installation that you were thinking about.
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Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

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Blue Screen Again
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Re: Downgrading Windows 7 to Xp on t420s

In more simple words... It's there but I can't use it.
Right now I couldn't find any possibillity to downgrade... Not from bios setup or IBM ctr-s setup...
Do you know how can I operate win Xp on this.

Thanks again
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Message 9 of 15 (2,165 Views)

Re: Downgrading Windows 7 to Xp on t420s

Get virtual pc and windows xp mode. It would run XP inside 7. I think it should be free/included too. 

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Re: Downgrading Windows 7 to Xp on t420s

Is virtual pc is a software ? I need to download it from somewhere?
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