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I was wondering if the Acer Aspire 4330 can be downgraded from Vista to XP?

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  • surberboy Dec 20, 2008

    Well, I tried to boot from the CD, but it came up with a blue screen saying "Windows has encountered a problem..." then something about to prevent damage to the computer. I have an XP Pro CD and Key, but I can't get past this screen.

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2009

    I have the same problem! I dont know what to ******* do.

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You can remove the existing partition on your hard disk, create it again and install Windows XP.
You need a Windows XP CD and the product code, and the device drivers for the audio, video, modem, LAN etc for your model laptop.
You need to install your programs as well, you have got a few hours work ahead of you.
This process will wipe out all your data, you need to back up your data before you install Windows XP.
If you do not know how install Windows XP, seek assistance from an experienced friend.

Posted on Dec 19, 2008

  • Chris Hingee
    Chris Hingee Dec 20, 2008

    Try a boot floppy disk with Windows ME start up disk or one created
    from a working computer. When it boots up your laptop with the DOS operating
    system, run FDISK. and delete the non-dos partition. Don't bother to create a new partition at this stage. If you do, it will create a FAT16 or FAT32 partition and you will need to delete this partition when you install XP. Re-boot your laptop without the floppy boot disk. Press F12 function key to select a temporary boot device, select the CD drive (don't forget to place the Windows XP disk in the CD drive).

    If you cannot select a temporary boot CD drive you will have to go into the BIOS and configure the CD as the 1st boot device and the hard drive as the 2nd device, you can change this order after you install XP if you wish.

    The installation process will now allow you to create a new partition and you should do a full format on this partition in NTFS, not a quick format.

    When the install process is completed you will notice that some devices may not be working because XP didn't have drivers for them. You will need to download XP drivers for these laptop devices.
    Go to the Acer WEB site to download the drivers specific to your model laptop from another computer that has Internet connection.



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