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My computer was pre-installed with Windows 7 OS. I want to change it to Windows xp what shoudl i do?

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You need to confirm that your computer is backward compatible with the older XP OS. You should Google your computer manufacturer and use their 'contact' facility to confirm that this will work.
If you revert to XP you might find that you cannot use programs specifically designed for, or provided with, Win 7.
I would recommend that you stick with Win 7 and use Windows updates for any fixes or patches.
It is a pain to switch from an OS you're used to to a new OS but once you've sorted all the bugs etc with Win update you'll find it's worth the effort. I started with Win 3.0 - in the OS stoneage days!

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