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Going from Vista to XP

How to do it rapidly

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    JDTec May 11, 2010

    From experience, I have tried it on 2 different laptop (one which I returned and purchased a refurbished laptop with XP), If your computer came with Vista, it is almost impossible to revert to XP. The MFG will not have the drivers for XP available.



    On the other hand if you had XP upgraded to Vista and you want to go back to XP, then it can be done, although not "rapidly"

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1. Before installing XP, try to find your laptop/pc driver from the internet, download it all to your hard drive.
2. Backup your important files or do a hard drive clone
3. Boot with XP installation CD and wipe all your vista installation with XP.

If you would like to do it rapidly, you can skip step 2 (you're talking about rapid installation not safe installation).

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