just formatted my hard drive and xp wouldn't charge b/c he didn't see the hard drive. I then installed Windows 7 starter and cannot be upgraded

I formatted my hard drive and xp wouldn't charge b/c he didn't see the hard drive. I then installed Windows 7 starter and cannot be upgraded. .

Probably, you need to boot in the BIOS of the computer and changed on the hard drive in IDE mode, SATA, so it can be recognized by Windows XP.

Before that you plan to replace Windows 7 with Windows XP. Have you tried to familiarize yourself with the operating system first?

http://techingiteasy.WordPress.com/2009/08/19/for-the-former-Windows-XP-user-welcome-to-Windows-7/

If you want to run Windows XP, you can consider to dual boot Windows 7 and Windows XP. You first need to know if your computer is compatible with Windows XP. Much more modern computers are gradually support for Windows XP.

How dual boot Windows 7 and Windows XP
http://notebooks.com/2011/02/01/how-to-dual-boot-Windows-7-and-Windows-XP-Part-1/

With Windows XP installed first:
http://notebooks.com/2011/02/17/how-to-dual-boot-Windows-7-and-Windows-XP-Part-2/

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