uninstall vista and install xp?

August 13, 2007 at 15:00:30
Specs: Vista, 2GB
I recently purchased a computer that was preloaded with Vista. I have the windows XP cd and I want to install that instead. Can someone tell me how to uninstall Vista and install XP?


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August 13, 2007 at 16:14:31
Well first you want to go to the namebrands vendors website look up your model and see if they have any xp drivers for your pc. If not you are going to have to go into your device manager and find out who makes your graphics card, sound card, chipset drivers and look at the models of those devices and go to those modesl websites and search for that model driver for xp.

Once you do all that burn a copy of those drivers onto a cd.

Then use a free program called killdisk, burn that onto a cd and load it as soon as you boot the machine and erase all the partitions you see there.

once that is done reboot and load the windows xp cd on your machine to install it and you're done. After xp is installed install all the hard ware device xp drivers you got off of from the nambrands pc website or the hard ware vendors website and you're done.

Without knowing who makes your pc and what model it is, i couldn't make it any easier then this to explain to you how you do it.

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August 13, 2007 at 18:17:13
You probably won't be surprised by my asking why you are interested in removing Vista.

Are you having hardware or software compatibility issues with the OS. I can understand the concerns that come with embracing Vista abruptly, but implementing a dual boot environment: comprising Vista & XP can help ease that sudden transition - give it a go.

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August 14, 2007 at 22:49:07
Before ditching Vista have you considered running Microsoft Virual PC to run Windows XP.

It's a nice little fix for some of the hardware and software issues that you may be encountering.


you can download it here for free:

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