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How To Downgrade Win 7 Back To Xp Pro?


I think win 7 is a more stupider version than vista. I want to downgrade back to my xp pro. I just bought my dell laptop less than 30 days and i have an equivalent dose of 60-days headache. Most zip file cannot open. All exe. File cannot open and many icons that is user-friendly in xp are gone. Why are u guys punishing us like that? Sure, i can go google for solutions but do we want to do that everytime some nightmare like that crops up while we're doing our work. Half way got to go google for solutions. I mean c'mon and what's more frustrating is still a lot of downloads or softwares, paid and free (esp) still don't quite accomodate win 7 platform that's why i keep getting error message / file cannot open (as mentioned above). Pls tell me can i get my downgrade back from microsoft? I believed i read in some publications u guys do allow downgrading for win 7 (sorry forgot to bookmark coz at that time i'm still wth xp pro so don't see the need to).

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