win7 out XP in

  SparkyJack 11:13 AM 15 Sep 12
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A laptop is destined to be dedicated to an astro telescope. Trouble is it is Win 7 and the scope progs only work with XP.

The task the is to remove 7 and load XP So far all that happens when the XP disc is started the 'This progrm is newer'message appears and the process then stops.

The next move please Format the disc but how?

  KRONOS the First 11:33 AM 15 Sep 12

Is the BIOS boot option set to boot from CD/DVD?

  SparkyJack 15:14 PM 15 Sep 12

Ah two very good suggestions, Looks like Ishall have to and take a look see for my self.

The longer my machine is a Linux distro ,the more I forget/lose touch with Windoze

Not an entitely bad thing'notthat is until one of the flock calls.

Thank you both.

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