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Problem installing xp

I hav an acer 5580-6432 laptop that has vista as its os now there are some of my software that do not function .Now i have decided to change the os ,when i insert xp professional bootable cd it does not accept.what i shall do? plz help

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Re: problem installing xp

I would not advise trying to install an older OS because many people have found that the bios is an updated version to run Vista, and when XP is installed there are many problems surrounding the processor and other hardware issues. The only way around it may be to run the vista cd if you have one and then format using the cd, then try running XP disc after that, but caution is advised.

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After installation the software, the software does not function as well as i think. Before that the software run ok.

what os do you use? if you use window os (xp, vista, 7) you can restore it to the time before you install your software..go to all program, accessories, system tools, system restore

May 09, 2011 | Operating Systems

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Acer 3690-2710 Laptop: I currently have Windows Vista but I also like to install Windows XP. Is it possible? I tried and message came up that not compatible.

Yes this is completely possible in two ways.
(1) You can install both of these Operating systems Vista ans XP on one PC and when one boots the other is not cannot be booted unless you shut down the first one. Only one OS will run at a time.

(2)You can run XP inside Windows Vista. I have not yet tried vice versa but I find no reason why it is not possible. Remember that you will be running Windows Vista and you will be running Windows XP in a Window with full functionality. You have to use a technology called Visualization. One of the software that facilitates this is called Virtual PC 2007 by Microsoft and it is not difficult to use once you have the basic knowledge. With this software you have to create something called a Virtual machine of Windows XP.

When you install XP and Vista, such as I described in option (1) above, y ou have to divide your hard disk into two parts called partitions and there are labeled as C:, D:, E: etc to distinguish from each other. If you have already installed Vista in one partition usually C: partition you install Windows XP on the other partition. If you have only one partition then you have to create an additional partition to install Windows XP otherwise the message of "not compatible" will be displayed. Remember that you cannot install two operating systems on a single Hard Disk with a single partition on it. You have to break the hard disk down into partitions and install the Windows Vista and XP one by one. You can easily create partitions using the partition software like "Partition Magic".
Since at this point I do not know which option you would like to pursue from (1) and (2) therefore I cannot guide you any further and wish you
Good Luck!

Sep 15, 2010 | Operating Systems

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Acer Aspire AS 3410, OS - WIN XP, shut down not work.

that means the drivers which you had installed is not working properly. u need to download the drivers of audio video & NIC card . check out the site. make sure you have SP3 for XP.

Apr 12, 2010 | Acer Operating Systems

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Im instaling windows xp in Acer Aspire but it

latest laptops do not have compatability
with xp. if you want to install xp you will have to use third party software for accessing hdd & installing XP

Nov 09, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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Am hav 2 os & linux .my vist get currupted so i reinstal it .now it is showing me only one os-vista. am hav linux in last 10gb. i think linux is there but not getting starting point.

Click Start
Right-mouse click My Computer
Click Properties
Click Advanced
Below 'Startup and ...' click Settings
Click 'edit'

After the lines:

[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP"

add the line:

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\LINUX="Not XP"

Save the changes.

Shutdown and reboot.

Oct 27, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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My problem is a my laptop is a allready vista OS download i am second OS xp sp2 installed but not install the xp sp2 why?

the problem that this kinds of laptops only it allow u to install Vista and any OS which higher than Vista like windows 7 try to download windows 7 it is better than xp and vista

Jun 07, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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NEed to get rid of Vista

if your operating system installed in your computer is vista then you want to change into win xp,,, just insert you os xp into cd roon drive then boot preesing f12 in acer, dell,toshiba, and others..

then follow the instruction bellow..

format then install the os xp..

after that you uninstalld the vista then you install also the xp..


Jun 01, 2009 | Microsoft Operating Systems

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WIndows xp on dell

you have to delete vista for intalling xp,after xp you can can install vista,format vista first with linux

Nov 07, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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My laptop contains windows vista and i want to install Windows XP

i am using toshiba satellite l300model laptop. My laptop also contains windows vista. i want to install Windows XP as well. Some of my music software does not support Vista. Can you
please help me on how can i install Windows XP and how can i download the
XP drivers. I... Read more

May 20, 2008 | Operating Systems

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Change of os

it is not possible to upload xp when vista has already been installed.
if you want xp & vista both in your system
remove vista
install xp
& later install vista .

it is not possible to upload a olderversion(xp) when you have newer version(vista)

you can download windows xp from this link

Dec 18, 2007 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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