This question pertains to an Acer AOD255 netbook (N450, 2GB DDR2, 250GB) with Windows 7 Starter as the original OS.
I'm looking to switch over completely to Windows XP. I attempted to do a dual boot by shrinking the Windows 7 partition by 100 GB in GParted Live, then installing Windows XP in the remaining space. I used EasyBCD to restore the Windows 7 boot record and add a boot entry to allow a boot into Windows XP. Unfortunately, it didn't work out properly and I get a BSOD if I try to boot into XP.
Since I got the netbook, there has always been a 13 GB recovery partition, the 100 MB system reserved partition and the Windows 7 partition. If I want XP only, I'm guessing I should delete the system reserved and Windows 7 partitions, then install XP in the remaining space. Still, would the recovery partition become useless or would it somehow reconnect with XP?