How do I downgrade to Windows XP?

Original Title: Windows 8 Sucks bad

My computer came preloaded with Windows 8.

 It blows. I mean it really sucks.

My wife's computer came preloaded with windows 7.

It blows but not as bad as 8.

Can I downgrade back to an OS that makes sense like XP?

Windows XP was the bomb for me. Easy to use. Easy to understand and easy to find things on my computer. Time is money and wasting time to find things I put on my computer using the Suckbomb known as Windows 8 costs.

Windows 7 is a little better but, not much.

I want Windows XP back.

Tell me how to do it?




You can still use Windows XP.  It's just not supported and third party vendors (hardware and software) started not supporting their products with it many years ago.  As more and more time passes from the initial release of the OS (August/October 2001), more and more vendors will ween off it and move onto newer products and services.


If the next release of Windows is as is being hinted at, it will be more along the development and progression schema you are seemingly hoping for in an operating system.

Shenan Stanley
MVP 2005-2011 & 2013-2015
Insider MVP 2016-

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Last updated May 11, 2021 Views 44,535 Applies to: