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Best way to do it is by doing a format and clean install. Just rem to back up everything first as all contents of your hard drive will be wiped!!!

see here for a quick guide :)

http://www.fixya.com/support/t322466-windows_vista_home_edition

Posted on Dec 29, 2007

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Sir, Iam using toshiba Satellite A135-S2386 model laptop.already this laptop contain windows vista. i want to install xp my email:ngazakoutoua@yahoo.fr


get windows xp cd and install.
This will remove vista from your computer.
Check with customer care if you will still have the lisence of vista or its not a good idea.

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Mar 25, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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How to Install Window XP with Vista


If you wish to install Windows XP on a computer that comes with Windows Vista already installed then you will have to create a separate partition on your hard drive to install Windows XP onto. This effectively splits the hard drive into two, and keeps the different versions of Windows separate. To do this you need to open up the Computer Management screen by going to the Start menu and then right-clicking on Computer and selecting Manage.

From the Computer Management screen select Disk Management, right-click on your main hard disk where Windows Vista is installed and then select Shrink Volume. This opens up a window where you can choose how large you want the new drive partition for Windows XP to be. You need to select the size of the new partition carefully, as you will need enough space to be able to install Windows XP successfully (around 10 gigabytes) whilst leaving enough space for Windows Vista. After you have selected the appropriate amount of space click on the Shrink button to begin the process, and once that has completed you should be able to right-click on the new partition (which should be labelled “Unallocated free space”) and select New Simple Volume.

Follow the on-screen instructions to configure the partition, set a drive letter (such as E:\), give it a meaningful name such as “XP”, and then restart your computer. Whilst your computer reboots, access the BIOS and change to boot sequence to boot from your CD/DVD Drive before any other device, insert your Windows XP installation disc and then save and exit from BIOS. You will then be taken to the Windows XP installation program where you should follow the instructions until you come to the screen asking you which partition to install Windows XP to.

Make sure you select the new partition and not the one with Windows Vista installed, as this will cause problems. Once Windows XP has finished installing, you will notice that Windows XP loads up automatically, rather than giving you the choice of which operating system to use. To rectify this insert your Windows Vista installation disc and restart the computer to access the Windows Vista installation program. From the Install Now screen select Repair My Computer, and then select your Windows Vista installation and then Startup Repair. You will now be able to choose which operating system to use when your computer starts up.

on Dec 07, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Hi there i cannot get my mp500 to work on vista please help kind regards teresa


Windows Vista This product can be used with Windows Vista.
  • To use it with Windows Vista, install the software for Windows Vista.
  • The Windows XP software for your product cannot be used under Windows Vista.
  • Easy-WebPrint and PhotoRecord do not support Windows Vista.
Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows Vista :
Beforeupgrading your OS from Windows XP to Windows Vista, delete / uninstallall the Windows XP software first; then, upgrade the OS to WindowsVista and install Vista software.
If you have already upgraded your computer's OS to Windows Vista :
Delete / uninstall Windows XP software before installing Windows Vista software.

For Windows Vista driver just click the link

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=116&modelid=11995#DownloadDetailAct

I hope it helps!!!

Dec 01, 2008 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Canon pixma500


This product can be used with Windows Vista.
  • To use it with Windows Vista, you must install the driver software for Windows Vista.
  • The Windows XP drivers for your product cannot be used under Windows Vista.
  • Easy-WebPrint and PhotoRecord do not support Windows Vista.
Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows Vista :
Before upgrading your OS from Windows XP to Windows Vista, delete / uninstall all the Windows XP driver software first; then, upgrade the OS to Windows Vista and install Vista driver software.
If you have already upgraded your computer's OS to Windows Vista :
Delete / uninstall the Windows XP drivers before installing Vista drivers.

I hope it helps!!!

Nov 22, 2008 | Canon Pixma MP500 All-In-One InkJet...

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How to install XP in toshiba Satellite L45-S7423 laptop


you have to use a standard windows start up disk with cd rom support like win 98 works well so the computer will recognize a older version then insert it and boot the computer with the operating system that u want to install but be advised if you have a warranty on the machine you will void the waranty i found out the hard way i had xp on my toshiba laptop and i put windows me on it couple of months later i had a cd rom issue and sent it to the manufacture and found out that the waranty was voided because i put a different operating system on the machine

Aug 14, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Not possible xp installation


How to Downgrade Vista to XP Downgrading from Windows Vista to Windows XP is almost like installing Windows XP for the first time. You should take all the normal precautions like backing up all your important files and record important passwords in a different place, preferably on a CD. When you downgrade from Windows Vista to XP, note that Windows Vista will be completely removed from your system.
(Note: There is a way to have both Vista and XP in a dual boot configuration, but that's an option for more advanced users. See Dual Booting Vista and XP for more info on that.)
Before you begin the XP installation, make sure that the necessary XP hardware drivers are available, or included on the XP disk provided by your PC vendor. If in doubt, check the vendor's website or poke around with your favorite search engine to see if others have attempted the XP install on the same hardware. You may be able to install XP without all the needed drivers, but some hardware may not work afterwards.
Also, make sure that you have a genuine Windows XP CD before you begin the downgrade. Be sure to read the section earlier in this article to see if you qualify for a low/no cost XP recovery disk from your PC vendor. If not, perhaps you have an XP disc that came with another computer. If you've upgraded an existing computer from XP to Vista, the best choice would be the XP install/recovery disc that came with that computer. One some PC's the vendor doesn't ship a CD, but the recovery CD can be created from disk images on the hard drive. If all else fails, you can always buy a copy of Windows XP on Ebay. Just be sure it's a legal, licensed copy.
Follow these steps to install Windows XP on your Vista machine:
  • Insert your Windows XP install/recovery CD and restart your computer.
  • Install Windows XP normally, providing either the product key that came with the disk, or the one you got from Microsoft customer support. If the installer warns you that another copy of Windows is already installed, don't worry. Remember, this install will wipe out your existing Vista installation.
  • Activate your copy of Windows XP when it prompts you to do so. If you run into the "already activated" problem, you can use the option to activate by phone.
  • If you own Vista Business or Vista Ultimate, explain to the rep that you want to use your Downgrade Rights to install XP Pro.
  • If you own Vista Home Basic/Premium, or you are installing XP Home Edition, don't mention ANYTHING about Vista. Just give the rep your XP product key (not the Vista key), explain that you are installing XP on a new hard drive, and tell them you need to activate.

Mar 30, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Need a downgrade xp opperating system disk to suit BenQ which already has Vista Home Basic oncould you supply. Col hammant 18 Daher street ...


You must make sure you have Everything backed up. THen you must make sure you have drivers for your computer that are compatable with XP. Many of the new computers do not have drivers available that are compatable with XP. These drivers include, but not exclusive to :
Audio, Lan, Video, USB, Media Reader, ect....

Mar 28, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Navigator for pixma mp500


his product can be used with Windows Vista.
  • To use it with Windows Vista, install the software for Windows Vista.
  • The Windows XP software for your product cannot be used under Windows Vista.
  • Easy-WebPrint and PhotoRecord do not support Windows Vista.
Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows Vista :
Before upgrading your OS from Windows XP to Windows Vista, delete / uninstall all the Windows XP software first; then, upgrade the OS to Windows Vista and install Vista software.
If you have already upgraded your computer's OS to Windows Vista :
Delete / uninstall Windows XP software before installing Windows Vista software.
You can download from
Driverscollection.com

Mar 16, 2008 | Canon Pixma MP500 All-In-One InkJet...

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How to install XP in toshiba Satellite L45-S7423 laptop


You cannot uninstall Windows Vista, but you can reinstall your previous operating system, which then replaces Windows Vista. To reinstall your old operating system, you must have the original installation disc. Back up your programs and files, insert the installation disc into your computer, and then reinstall the old operating system. To regain the hard disk space used by Windows Vista, reformat the disk during the reinstallation process. After reinstalling your previous operating system, reinstall your programs and files.

Feb 29, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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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

http://www.soft32.com/download_992.html

Dec 18, 2007 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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