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How to Install windows XP in SONY VAIO Vista

Hi! I want to install windows Xp in my system which already has windows Vista i insert Xp CD into my cd room drive its booted and also run windows xp setup but in the middle message shown that previous window doesnt alow to install this window.

now what i have to do please give me suggestion.

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  • tariqmk83 Apr 20, 2009

    thanks for your information and guidnes could you please let me know that how i can know the memory size of my Display card i tried to know but i could it do so my system is SONY VAIO VGN CS11OE



    Regards,

    Tariq

  • tariqmk83 Apr 20, 2009

    thanks for your information and guidnes could you please let me know that how i can know the memory size of my Display card i tried to know but i could it do so my system is SONY VAIO VGN CS11OE



    Regards,

    Tariq

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Is it ok if your files get lost forever?  If it is then what you have to do is when it says if you want to partition a hard drive space, you delete the biggest parition (which wipes any and all vista and files of the computer.)  Then it will ask you which partition you want use.  Use the one you just deleted, whhich is the biggest one.  It will ask you to format it and stuff, just go with it.  Then you will have XP instead of Vista!  (Warning: I warned you above that this way will wipe of vista and any other files-documents-photos-everything off your comptuer)

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