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My boss asked me to downgrade our Compaq SR5612F Desktop from Windows Vista to Windows XP. I did and now I cannot get Vista back. We don't have the install discs anymore.

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You could try and do a system restore but I don't believe that will work. So you'll need to reinstall using the disks.

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