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Downgrading to xp


Need quick help with taking a preloaded version of vista off the computer and putting a new version of xp professional on.

will go through the boot from cd guide and format the partition but after the installation process and reboot the computer won't continue through the rest of the process.

Am i missing something?

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Re: downgrading to xp


You did this right:
1.Boot from XP disk
2.Deleted partitions
3.Installed XP on the new partition
4.Installs but then wont go through the rest of the process?


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