How can I load XP over Vista?

February 12, 2011 at 05:02:25
Specs: Windows XP
I am trying to load XP over vista with the XP install disc and it doesn't load without getting an error message. sparrow file corrupt at line 3540 in d:\xpsprtmbase\boot\setup\setup.c.

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February 12, 2011 at 05:31:59
You can't load an operating system over another one. You either have to create a new partition for the install or delete the current partition and create a new one in it's place to install xp. If you do the latter, you will loose Vista. Have you checked to make sure the drivers are available for XP on your machine. If it came with Vista on it, drivers may not be available for your hardware.

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February 12, 2011 at 08:08:39
You have to wipe out Vista, not install over it. And if you have a SATA hard drive, you can't install XP without jumping threw a few hoops 1st:

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