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how to downgrade from vista to XP

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vista keeps messing up on my lappy and everytime i put the cd in the xpthinger comes up but the 'Install XP' button is greyed out! and i cant get fdisk to run on my laptop. what should i do!?
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post #2 of 23
Put Windows XP CD in and boot with CD, select reformat the whole thing.
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it wont boot from the cd.... i have it set to boot from CD then HD but it goes straight into vista
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Well, first you need to disable Fast Boot or stuff like that, then put off HD from boot list. And try F8 during boot.
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post #5 of 23
Is it a burned XP disk?
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i dunno how to disable HD boot from my laptop, i didnt see that option...... yeeeeahhh it is a burned copy
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mahtareika View Post
Is it a burned XP disk?
Objection! lol
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post #8 of 23
You need to burn it via Nero as a compliance or something...
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im not liking this whole vista thing... looks nice and all but far to many problems
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post #10 of 23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shajbot View Post
You need to burn it via Nero as a compliance or something...
i know the disc works, i use it at school for installing it and doing labs.
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