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How do i downgrade vista bussines to xp if i only have the recovery cds

Please send me the steps that i can use to downgrade vista

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You need To purchase a windows XP setup install disk and serial, and boot from CD, performing a new windows installation.

Then you download drivers from Dell website.

Post the exact model for your laptop

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I want to get rid of windows vista and install windows xp


I suggest to upgrade to Windows 7 instead of downgrading because Windows 7 has better performance than Vista. But if you still want to go to Windows XP you have 2 choices.
The first is to format the drive where Vista is installed and to install fresh copy of Windows XP.
Second choice is to install Windows XP as second OS and at the end of the installation, at activation step, you have to choose activation by Phone. Then you should call Microsoft Helpdesk and provide the code of your Windows XP to the operator and tell him that you need downgrading Vista code. Then he will guide you to the rest of the activation and the downgrade of Vista.

Good luck!

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Drivers i do not have drivers for winxp


open link and download driver ..........


http://www.filestube.com/d/dell+studio+1537+drivers



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Hi, I hold a Compaq c740tu notebooke PC with the pre installed windows vista. I face problems on running certain softwares and hence would like to downgrade to Windows XP. I managed to get almost all...


Yes do not downgrade or you Will have problems. Microsoft is planning to stop support for xp in the future and already have a new OS-7 coming out to replace vista. A lot of software that does not say it is for xp will work on vista. Just because it does not say for vista does not mean it will not work on vista. Good Luck. I love Xp too but I will not downgrade to go back because microsoft is only going to make it obsolete in the future.
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Downgrade from Vista TO Xp


Hi Bienana,

Steps must be taken in advance. Laptops are different from desktops. They have proprietary drivers that need to be available for boot or bad things happen. For example the CD-ROM won't be there any more. Then how will you load anything?

What you will have is a plastic rectangle that keeps asking for an operating system you can't install.

First, create a boot disk.
Second, create another boot disk.
Test them both. Make sure the CD works.

Now for some alternatives to formatting your hard drive.

Click here for a site thats offering Windows XP recovery CD's to those Vista owners that want XP. The offer is good through July 31, 2009.

Click here For the Toshiba site specifically for downgrading Vista to XP. It's a source for the drivers that inevitably don't get copied, what rights you have for which version and so on.

Both sites will give you some important insight before you take the plunge.

Mike

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Vista for my dv 6602au


you can order a set of recovery discs from HP website
If u are from US/Canada, please refer this link
For other countries , please refer this link.

thx

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Downgrade vista to XP


If your laptop is under warranty try calling the support number. They may provide you with a recovery CD that has XP, or have you send it in to be reformatted with XP. If you have a friend with a full version of XP, you could ask to barrow it. Then enter the serial number from the Microsoft sticker on your PC. You will have to call Microsoft's 1800 number to verify and just tell them your downgrading to a previous version. Otherwise there is no legal way to put XP on your machine that I can tell you.

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Downgrade to xp from vista


plz check the drivers for xp for your model in manufacture website

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Downgrade to Xp


I can't fix this for you, but if I helped you get it fixed, please rate it as a fixya not a helpful rating. These ratings let me be allowed to help you and others in the future.

You will have to go into your BIOS nad set it to boot from the CD. To get to the bios you will need to hit the DEL key or one o the F keys.
Then you just follow the on screen directions. You might want to back up everything on your computer first. You will not be able to go back to Vista if you wipe the drive. As long as you have the recovery CD that came with the system you will be okay if you want to go back to Vista later. You can get this from the Computer company that is on the computer. There is usually a way to make a recovery CD. You will have to follow the steps of your system to make this.

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Not possible xp installation


How to Downgrade Vista to XP Downgrading from Windows Vista to Windows XP is almost like installing Windows XP for the first time. You should take all the normal precautions like backing up all your important files and record important passwords in a different place, preferably on a CD. When you downgrade from Windows Vista to XP, note that Windows Vista will be completely removed from your system.
(Note: There is a way to have both Vista and XP in a dual boot configuration, but that's an option for more advanced users. See Dual Booting Vista and XP for more info on that.)
Before you begin the XP installation, make sure that the necessary XP hardware drivers are available, or included on the XP disk provided by your PC vendor. If in doubt, check the vendor's website or poke around with your favorite search engine to see if others have attempted the XP install on the same hardware. You may be able to install XP without all the needed drivers, but some hardware may not work afterwards.
Also, make sure that you have a genuine Windows XP CD before you begin the downgrade. Be sure to read the section earlier in this article to see if you qualify for a low/no cost XP recovery disk from your PC vendor. If not, perhaps you have an XP disc that came with another computer. If you've upgraded an existing computer from XP to Vista, the best choice would be the XP install/recovery disc that came with that computer. One some PC's the vendor doesn't ship a CD, but the recovery CD can be created from disk images on the hard drive. If all else fails, you can always buy a copy of Windows XP on Ebay. Just be sure it's a legal, licensed copy.
Follow these steps to install Windows XP on your Vista machine:
  • Insert your Windows XP install/recovery CD and restart your computer.
  • Install Windows XP normally, providing either the product key that came with the disk, or the one you got from Microsoft customer support. If the installer warns you that another copy of Windows is already installed, don't worry. Remember, this install will wipe out your existing Vista installation.
  • Activate your copy of Windows XP when it prompts you to do so. If you run into the "already activated" problem, you can use the option to activate by phone.
  • If you own Vista Business or Vista Ultimate, explain to the rep that you want to use your Downgrade Rights to install XP Pro.
  • If you own Vista Home Basic/Premium, or you are installing XP Home Edition, don't mention ANYTHING about Vista. Just give the rep your XP product key (not the Vista key), explain that you are installing XP on a new hard drive, and tell them you need to activate.

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