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I have HP dv6517tx. i want to format vista and wants to install XP

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My advice is not to as your bios would have been upgraded for vista and cause problems with drivers for your XP system

If you wish to install XP, install it on a seperate hard drive or partition to give you a dual boot choice as to whether you want to run XP or Vista.

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