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I have a laptop with window 7, i try to reformat it but it can't is there any solution to change my o.s window 7 to xp...

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You cannot perform an automatic downgrade (e.g. via an Upgrade function) from W7 to XP: you will need to perform a full XP installation on top of W7 from a self booting XP Installation CD.
By doing a FULL XP installation, you will loose all settings and all Applications software and drivers will need to be re-installed ... not for the faint hearted!!! The install will give you the option to reformat the drive ... but i do not recommend it !!!
I strongly suggest that you backup your existing W7 system to allow you to re-copied certains files (e.g. Document folders). Also separately backups your Internet (IE, Firefox, Chrome, etc) settings/favorites so that you can restore them under XP.
Make sure that you have all the required XP drivers for your specific Laptop available on your hard disk.
Hope it helps and good luck!

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