Replace windows Vista and install windows XP.

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Windows Vista has been installed in my desktop. Now I want to delete Windows Vista and install Windows XP. But I am not able to complete the task, in the usual way (at first I insert an XP CD, then according to the instruction). It is just not being possible.

Please, write to me on how I can complete the task.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #93782

Replace windows Vista and install windows XP.

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Hello Habibia,

Is your computer booting when the XP CD  is inserted? If it boots, then you can install Windows XP through that  CD. If it doesn't, then probably as you are downgrading the Operating system from Vista to XP, it won't let you do it.

In this case you'll have to delete all the partitions that you have created and then create a Single Partition and then reformat that drive. Also make sure that you have all the XP drivers installed. Once you do this, insert the CD and boot. It will work for sure.

Good Luck,

Thanks!!

Answered By 0 points N/A #93784

Replace windows Vista and install windows XP.

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If you use Windows Vista to create partitions on a hard disk, you cannot install Windows XP successfully. This problem occurs because Windows Vista and Windows XP creates disk partitions differently. Also, this problem occurs only on computers that use certain BIOS firmware.

To work around this problem, use one of the following methods: Before you partition the hard disk, disable the “automatic disk translation” feature in the BIOS configuration. If you are using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008 to deploy Windows XP, click the Task Sequence tab in the properties of the task sequence.

Click Preinstall > New Computer Only > Set Diskpart BIOS Compatibility Mode > Options > click to clear “Disable this step” check box.

Answered By 0 points N/A #93785

Replace windows Vista and install windows XP.

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Hi,

You must reformat the Vista from your hard drive and backup all your important data from your hard disk and you must create an MS-DOS to boot the CD but sometimes is unnecessary to use it. The requirement was to partition the hard drive to remove the Vista using the windows Vista DVD.

First you must, boot and select Windows XP and second, you must insert the Windows Vista DVD and you must close all menus.  Then you must click, run, to open the menus, then input the commands:

bootbootsect.exe /nt52 ALL /force.

Now you may restart your computer.  Go to the boot menu and reformat the part, that has Windows Vista installed on.

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Replace windows Vista and install windows XP.

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After you insert the Windows XP installation disc and run the installer, does you compute detect the hard drive? I believe this would be the main problem provided your Windows XP installation disc is not defective and your optical drive is also working. This would happen if your computer has a SATA hard drive. The Windows XP disc does not have drivers for the SATA hard drives and require a floppy drive or a USB drive that has the drivers in order to recognize the drive. One way to get around this is to go to the BIOS and disable AHCI mode or just set the SATA drive to PATA.

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