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Change OS I had installed win xp sp2 in my PC but not getting drivers as the PC is shipped with win vista basic edition with restore CD. Now i want to work in win Xp environment.

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First install SP 3 and after that you will have to go to the supplier site of your laptop and you will find the drivers there. Else you go to the site of the manufacturer and you will find the drivers there.

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if you have new laptop design for vista but rather installed XP maybe you will encounter difficulties loading drivers if you dont have xp driver cd (acer provided)
if you have old laptop with XP OS it should be ok.
if you have old laptop w/ lower memory and trying to install Vista it will not work or you will incounter difficulties

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1)Regarding installation of win XP over windows vista.
You have to install first lower version and then higher version i.e. you should install first win xp and then windows vista. But vice-versa you can't do it.
So my suggestion is that format your c drive then install win XP
after installation win XP install win vista.

2) which operation system do you want to open .
You can remove it using windows tweak utility software wich is freely available on most of the website. Also you can manually edit it.
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right click on my computer->click on Advanced Tab->setup and recovery framework click on settings->click on Edit button
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