1)You'll need to go to your laptop manufacturer's website and download any drivers that you find for it.
2) Backup your data to dvd, cd or external drive
3) Insert the Windows CD in the tray and boot to the CD.
4) Proceed through the screens and until you're copy of XP is installed.
5)Reload your drivers
6)Reload your data
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Hi Cyberjoy..you must provide an installer or disc of Windows xp first, vista or any Operating software you may want..To reformat your laptop, you just have to insert the Operatiing system Disc and Boot from this disc. You should first set your Cd rom boot priority at the Bios of your computer..thanks.!
Yes you can format computer with vista disk and instal new windows. Inser that vista disk into cd/dvd rom then when you power up the computer press F1 or F2 del or ALT+F2 key to enter in bios. Then go to boot menu and set first boot device as cd /dvd rom then save settings and exit from bios. Then it boot with windows disk.Then follow the procedure and choose installing new windows xp then select 1 partition and format it then it install windows vista on it.It will take 30 to 45 minutes to complete the installation. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa.
If you have linksys hardware install the cd that came with hardware and get to linksys website and download latest driver. Reformatted cleans drive to zip data and you needed to reload XP to get it going so anything you installed after the system purchase you will have to reinstall.
You can access Vista disk management (right click on computer from the Start Menu > Manage > Storage > Disk Management) and shrink your current partition and create a new one. Then install XP on that new partition. This is if you want a dual boot of both XP and Vista.
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You cannot uninstall Windows Vista, but you can reinstall your previous operating system, which then replaces Windows Vista. To reinstall your old operating system, you must have the original installation disc. Back up your programs and files, insert the installation disc into your computer, and then reinstall the old operating system. To regain the hard disk space used by Windows Vista, reformat the disk during the reinstallation process. After reinstalling your previous operating system, reinstall your programs and files.
If you have installed vista as a multiboot sytem, then you can do the below: Otherwise you have to do as tom19511 said:
Uninstall Windows Vista on a multiboot system
Applies to all editions of Windows Vista.
You cannot uninstall Windows Vista. However, you can change the code that starts the operating system (often called the master boot code), and then remove Windows Vista from your multiboot system and return to Windows XP or Windows 2000. You will need your Windows Vista installation disc for this procedure.
Before you begin, back up your programs, files, and settings. Removing Windows Vista is an advanced procedure that could result in losing information stored on your computer. For information about backing up data, search Help and Support for "back up."
1) Insert the Windows Vista installation disc.
2) Click the Start button , click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
3) Type [DVD drive letter]:\boot\bootsect.exe /nt52 ALL /force and then press ENTER.
For example, if the DVD drive letter is F, type f:\boot\ bootsect.exe /nt52 ALL /force.
4) Eject the Windows Vista installation disc.
5) Restart your computer.
Your computer will start in the previous version of Windows that you have installed.
6) Delete Windows Vista files and folders, such as the Program Files, Users, and Windows folders, manually.
Note: You can also remove Windows Vista by reformatting the partition where it is installed, but do this only if that partition is not the boot partition. Reformatting the boot partition might make your computer unable to start.