Bought with Vista, and then be partitioned to 2(two) drive. C and D, in drive C vista installed, and in D XP installed, but after XP installation completed the computer always booting to XP, i don't know how to booting to Vista, can anyone help me to make choosable booting of this case?
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The first thing you need to do is repartition the hard drive. This will effectively erase the drive because partitions run below the OS level.
You create two partitions and then you can load each OS to its own partition. When the box boots you choose the OS you want to start and thats it...I think if you put the preferred OS in the first partition it will load that one by default.
You need both OS disks to do this so make sure your factory Vista disk works.
What you need: - Have the hidden partition previously unspoiled, at least working. It is usually called "PQSERVICE" without this you cannot use this guide - os needed: Windows XP(should work with vista to) on a partition C:/ . c:/ also needs to have enough harddisk space to install your particular OS, for vista i suggest at least 10+ gig, xp 5gig+ (to be safe) - I would think that PTEDIT32 is not supported by 64bit os's but if you find a similar program, please reply - look through replies to this post for more tips!
[b]Supported by models: - Aspire 5610 default os: Vista - Acer 5101 with Win XP home. - Look through other peoples postings for models supported.
2. Launch PTEDIT in WIN XP and change the partition that has a 12 in it's boot to 07. Save and exit. Restart PC
3. Search for mbrwrwin and rtmbr.bin and find them on F: (or at least i did, it is the hidden partition's driveletter. Copy both to c:\
4. run cmd(command) and go to c:\ (use cd\)
5. type this: mbrwrwin install rtmbr.bin 6. press enter, and let it do its stuff(this installs the alt+f10 option)
7. restart PC and press alt+f10 at post screen, or if you like me do not know what postscreen is, just press alt+f10 continuously from the first booting you see. If it don't work, make sure d2d recovery is enabled in bios
Factory recovery should begin and work perfectly.
But this proves that you can install a different OS on the computer and still get it back to factorydefault. My warranty says that the warranty gets broken if you install a different OS on the acer computer. But this installs all back to normal.
If you looked for a way to delete the partition, i guess the easiest way is to pop inn a windows XP installation cd and delete it from the XP setup.
Well just yesterday i removed vista from a lenavo desktop. When i tried with the installation cd setup it didn't allow and got a lot of beep error from the desktop. Then I got a partition manager formatted c drive and then booted through a dos bootable cd which keeps the drivers and command files in ram and then inserted xp os cd and through command prompt started the xp setup by typing d:enter d:dir (got the list of files and folders then typed d:setup and xp setup started and installed later I got all the relevant drivers from the net. Its not easy to get drivers from net.
Its true. the Bios or HDD driver wont allow you to install Win XP on it.. This BIOS is compatible with only Win Vista. The only easy way to do it is by creating 2 partitions while installing vista. once vista is installed- install XP with Dual boot and than format the vista partition.
My problems is Microsoft works. I thought when I bought this computer from Best Buy that it wasn't trial one. It keeps telling me to put the # in. I can't seem to find the # they one. I have used without the #. But it dosen't let me do everything with out it.
Put your window XP disk into the Disk drive. Start up your computer. When it asks you what Drive you want to install it on select C:\ (where Vista is) Say yes to deleting the current Operating System and follow the instructions from there.
You did say you wanted to Uninstall Vista!
If you mean Dual Boot Vista and XP, then you will need to create a Logical Partition of about 10 Gb to install XP on and when asked where to install select this partition. But note that XP will wipe the Boot sector clean of all other Operating Systems which means that if you want to Dual boot then you will have to reinstall Vista again to get Dual Boot functionality.
1. make sure your laptop is set to startup from a cd
2. after laptop finds the bootinfo from the cd and asks you to press any key to start from cd, press any key and xp setup will start.
3. in xp setup your going to need to delete your vista partitions, preferably all partitions and then proseed to install xp into a new partition.
4. proseed with the windows setup follow the instructions and configure your settings as you wish.