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Part VI: Appendixes > Backing Out of Windows XP

A.8. Backing Out of Windows XP

Hard though it may be to imagine, even after going to all of the trouble to switch to Windows XP, you may pine for the old days. Some people find Windows XP too intrusive and too much of a nag. Other people find too many incompatibilities with their old gear. Fortunately, Microsoft has made it very easy for you to back out, reinstating your older operating system.


Note:

This option is available only if you upgraded your PC from an older version of Windows—not if you erased the hard drive and performed a clean install. Furthermore, you lost this option if you repartitioned your drive, or converted it to NTFS, since the upgrade process.



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