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I want to format my laptop(vista in-built) of sony(vaio).how can i install win-xp,can u help me?how can i get the Bios setup?

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You don't need to do anything to the BIOS (unless it isn't set to boot from CD, but it probably is).

You will need to purchase a CD with XP (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=672&srkey=windows%20xp) unless your computer came with a free downgrade. If it did, then follow the instrucations that came with it.

Please note that buying and installing XP will reformat your hard drive and you will lose everything, including both personal files and Vista.

If you want to dual boot, check out this website:
http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_vista_and_xp_with_vista_installed_first__the_stepbystep_guide.htm

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