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Downgrading vista to xp

by fan08889 / November 9, 2007 10:38 AM PST

I baought acer5720 has vindows vista.
but now i want to install windows xp. i cant install xp.
will anybody tell me what to do to install windows xp..

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Wipe the drive clean...
by John.Wilkinson / November 9, 2007 11:54 AM PST

The easiest solution is usually to wipe the drive clean with DBAN and then install XP afterwards. Of course the solution depends on the exact problem you're having, so if that's not the working solution be sure to explain why you "cant install XP."


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Downgrading from vista to Windows XP
by thabot / January 6, 2008 10:37 PM PST

I have a similar problem, but it gets worse when the windows XP cannot detect the hard drive. Please advise.

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Link to discussion
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 6, 2008 10:51 PM PST
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Steps to remove vista
by AceCT-2214807889169935659 / January 17, 2008 6:32 PM PST
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If you want to remove vista:

before you begin make sure you have a couple things.

a. xp disc(s)
b. floppy with sata/raid drivers (if applicable)

1. first step is to boot to xp disc (also use floppy to load drivers if needed)

2. delete the partition with vista on it

3. create a new partition

4. format the partition using NTFS (quick)

5. RESTART YOUR MACHINE (most hdd's need to be reinitilized after partitioning)

6. boot to xp cd

7. install xp on the partition you just created.

that should get you back to XP

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I want to downgrade
by fonz08 / February 2, 2008 10:08 PM PST
In reply to: Steps to remove vista

I have an Acer Aspire(5315) laptop and I have a windows xp cd but I want to know how to install it before doing anything. I don't have a floppy drive and I really want to downgrade so any help would be great.

Sincerely, Alfonso

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Easy fix. Get the USB floppy.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 2, 2008 10:12 PM PST
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steps posted above
by AceCT-2214807889169935659 / March 27, 2008 4:56 PM PDT
In reply to: I want to downgrade

the steps are posted above...the cds will walk you through the process too.

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Downgrading Vista to XP
by ashok035 / June 7, 2009 8:12 PM PDT

Hi All,

I have a HP dv6701au model laptop.In this Vista Home Premium OS is there. But I want to install XP on it. I downloaded all drivers from HP url for my model. Then I installed XP. After that when Itried to install the drivers which I downloaded from the HP site, It's throwing some error.

So Plz suggest me how I can proceed.

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What's The Error?.. And Which Drivers Show Error?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / June 8, 2009 6:22 AM PDT
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