Solved windows xp install question

Discussion in 'Windows Support' started by knoxville363, Jul 15, 2011 with 6 replies and 277 views.

  1. knoxville363

    knoxville363 Enthusiast

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    I recently installed windows 7 on my desktop. The problem is apparently the video card is not good enough because the resolution is stuck at 640 X 480 or something like that..aka the desktop is HUGE and annoying. I want to re-install XP however no matter how I restart the computer, change the boot order in BIOS to start from the disk, etc, the pc will NOT start up with the disk. When the computer boots and I click on my computer the disk shows up just fine with no problems. I can not just install XP from that because windows says that the version I have installed (7) is an better version or whatever so it will not allow me to do it that way. Does anyone know how I can possibly boot from a disc or what hardware may be messed up. It is not a legit copy of XP either. It is a downloaded ISO. I know the disk is not the problem because it will load up just fine on my other 2 pc's with XP on them. All I want to do is do a fresh install of XP and that is all. I do not want to keep windows 7 due to me needing to spend $ on a new graphics card or whatever it is.
     
  2. dMDzn

    dMDzn Contributor

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    Why not just find the drivers for your card? Windows 7 is a much better OS than xp. Just one thing maybe your boot record is messed up.
     
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    knoxville363

    knoxville363 Enthusiast

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    it just says standard VGA for the card and as far as the boot record how would I know if it is and is there a fix for it?
     
  4. dMDzn

    dMDzn Contributor

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    download driver genius and install that and it will search for the drivers for you. btw you'll need a cracked version if you want to get the drivers free.
     
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  5. Wheen

    Wheen Bytesexual Retired

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    *Facepalm*

    Download the respective drivers for your card. That will fix all of your problems.
     
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    knoxville363

    knoxville363 Enthusiast

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    i don't know much about computers...no need for facepalms..
     
  7. Buffalax

    Buffalax Enthusiast

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    Since you already have windows 7 installed, why dont you download VirtualBox a free virtual machine and load your XP into that, once you upgrade that is... but yeah, driver software is very important lol

    goodluck
     

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