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First and foremost: the computer came with Vista installed. I would go through the process of creating the backup software disks for Vista for this machine before wiping Vista off in case you ever need to install vista back on the machine.
Next, as the XP installation will detect the existing Vista installation, it will not allow for you to install so long as Vista is there. You will have to use the option in the installer to format the entire C:\ partition of the hard drive. (you may prefer to erase the entire drive if you did create the backup disks I mentioned earlier) Then reboot and proceed with the install in the new free space.

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  1. You have to go to your bios settings by Pressing Delete key while booting and change your boot sequence to cd, floppy, hdd. Save and Exit.
  2. Insert your Windows XP SP2 disc.
  3. Press any key to boot from cd...
  4. Wait while Windows is setting up.
  5. When a TOA appears, Agree with their agreement by pressing F8.
  6. Install a fresh copy of Windows XP by pressing ESC key.
  7. Install on the selected Partition and Press Enter Key.
  8. Choose Format it to NTFS file quick.
  9. Wait until it reboots your computer automatically.
  10. This time after rebooting, the message "Press any key to boot from cd" shows up again. *DON'T Press any key to continue to Windows Installation.
  11. The Windows Installation is approximately 39mins. On 33mins, a message box will appear. Set your Time and Regional Settings and then click OK.
  12. Wait again 'til the box appears to Enter your Product Key.
  13. When you successfully entered the right key, wait 'til it completes your installation.
  14. Just click Next,Next, then Finished.
  15. After Clicking the Finished button, your installation finishes and loads through your desktop.
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