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well i made 4gb partition and has windows xp home edition on it,went thru all the installing now on xp and network wont work is there anway to go back to vista im on my phone btw. and it says i need a windows xp key which i dont have. my computer is a gateway.
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Reformat to vista using vista CD and key. Solved.
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my computer didnt come with one
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Quote:
Originally Posted by stutla22 View Post
my computer didnt come with one
uh oh.... go out and buy Windows 7, if your PC can handle windows Vista it could handle windows 7 no problem.
    
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Originally Posted by stutla22 View Post
my computer didnt come with one
If you bought the computer new from the store/retailer it should have come with a couple of disks. If you bought it off someone else(aka USED) then you made the fatal error of not making sure that there was a OS disk. at this point the best thing you could do is to purchase a copy of Windows 7 Home Premium OEM for $99
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I'm not talking about stutla22 though. He made an honest mistake.

I would like to say this though. Windows doesn't play nicely with bootloaders. XP doesn't detect newer versions of Windows on the system so it never made an entry for the bootloader.

First off you don't need to reinstall Vista. All you need is the recovery disc. Well you may think this may be troublesome. Since it seems like you don't have another computer you may have to borrow someone's computer.

Go here for a legit Windows 7 ISO.
http://www.mydigitallife.info/window...-home-premium/
"Wait Windows 7?" You say. You don't need to reinstall as I said. We are only using the repair options which are the same for Vista and 7.

Go for the x86 option. Doesn't matter which one.

Alternatively you can download this Vista recovery disc. All it has it the repair options which is all you need.
http://ledfrog.com/downloads/Microso...overy_Disc.iso

Now from here burn either ISO using IMGburn if you didn't know how to already.

Then just follow these steps from this site. This just makes these easier instead writing them out for you. lol

http://www.lancelhoff.com/how-to-fix...-broken-vista/

After this is done. You won't be able to boot into XP anymore. Hope this fixes your issue.
Edited by aksthem1 - 4/22/11 at 6:22am
    
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