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By louvetzi ·
Why is that windows XP installations can't be rolled back to windows 2000/NT after upgrading.

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by timwalsh In reply to XP installation

As far as I am aware, none of the Microsoft OSes will allow you to roll back to a previous version of Windows after an upgrade.

If you do a clean installation of an OS (vs. overwriting the previous version)you might be able to resurrect the previous version (if it hasn't been removed). An upgrade is installed in the same directory as the previous version and overwrites numerous files as well as the registry. The old versions of files and the registry are not saved.

Why is this?? Betterask Microsoft!

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by louvetzi In reply to XP installation

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by TheChas In reply to XP installation

If you answwered yes to keep the files for the old operating system, you shuould be able to un-install XP, and go back to W2K.

If you answered no to save disk space, then your only option is to remove all the XP files, and start over again with W2K.

Chas

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by jockel_carter In reply to XP installation

XP installation upgrades the system files and in most cases the NTFS directory versions. Some of these changes are irrevesible. It is never a good idea to think you can undo such a significant change. If there is a chance you would be forced to undoa system upgrade then you should have a tested plan in place to do a full restore of the system, prior to the upgrade.

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