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Change from vista to xp

I need to downgrade from vista to xp. can i do this without problems on this computer?

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  • najus Sep 15, 2008

    i have a problem in my notbook laptop i need to change window vista to window XP, can help me how can i change my model is pavilion DV6700

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You wont have any probs to install xp but before u go ahead take note of drivers u may need because you will need to install certain drivers after installation.
if you have wireless all you really need at hand is your wireless drivers so as once xp installed install wireless then get online to install any other drivers you may need.

Posted on Apr 06, 2008

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SOURCE: downgrad from vista 2 xp

hi there
it's being quite a long time since i solved my problem, so don't remember the details.
but I remember to have downloaded the drivers from Toshiba's site, filtering with the exact notebook model and XP drivers.
hope you get lucky

Posted on Jun 16, 2008

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SOURCE: downgrade vista to XP

you have to buy an xp windows cd regardless because it's the program you want to install.But unless you are very good with computers I do not recommend the downgrade to xp.I am writing this on a similar laptop and I bought it cheap and it works great.Why you want to downgrade may I ask?

Posted on Oct 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Downgrading from Vista Basic to XP

Hi

Have you tried the "compatability" mode built into Vista. Also go to Microsfts site and search for answers as they now have better number of "fixes" to issues similar to yours.

Cheers cbacer

Posted on Aug 12, 2009

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Not installed os in my loptop


http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9040318/FAQ_Giving_up_on_Vista_Here_s_how_to_downgrade_to_XP
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9108198/Microsoft_offers_free_Vista_to_XP_downgrade_help
Obviously, the most convenient way to downgrade is to do so without reformatting. In order to do that, you need to have a real retail CD of Windows XP. If all you have is a recovery disk that came with your computer, you’re not going to be able to do it this way. You will need to reformat.
To downgrade, use the following as a guide:
  1. Do a full backup of your current, Vista system. If something happens, you can always revert to the backup.
  2. Boot your computer off the Windows XP disc. Just pop the CD into the CD-ROM and reboot. If, for some reason, your computer boots without looking for the CD drive, you need to go into your system BIOS and change the boot order so that it checks for the CD drive during the boot process.
  3. When the computer asks to press the space bar to boot from the CD, do so.
  4. When Windows XP Setup starts up, press “R” to enter the recovery.
  5. If it asks you to choose a Windows installation, press a number and hit Enter. The likely number will be 1.
  6. If you get asked for an Administrator password, enter when asked. If you do not know it, you will need to abort and go back into Windows Vista to get your password.
  7. At the command prompt, we’re going to use the “fixboot” command. We’ll use the following commands in sequence to prep for XP:
  8. fixboot
    fixmbr
    cd \
    ren windows winvista
    exit

May 09, 2010 | PC Laptops

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I unable to install Xp in my compaq cq61-132tu. The install option just doesn't get highlighted. Also, i don't have another computer.


I assume you are attempting a "downgrade" to Xp from Vista, since this laptop does not come with XP.
From the Compaq information page:
  1. HP does NOT support XP for consumer notebooks, so if you have any difficulties regarding XP, do not expect HP will help you.
  2. HP may demand you to install back VISTA if you have hardware problem to troubleshoot it.
    An option to consider-put your original Vista hdd away and install new one for XP.
  3. Some of the notebook features may not work in XP due to uncertified licenses pointed in this guide.
  4. Microsoft has released three (3) Service Packs for XP, use only SP2 for the first trial. Why? Since many of XP drivers are released based on XP-SP2.
  5. Always make Vista Recovery cd/dvd before downgrade to XP. see it here
  6. You have a folder with drivers & programs that may prove very helpful after XP downgrade.
    Copy folder C:\Swsetup to DVD Before formatting your hdd.
  7. If you have a pre-SP2 XP cd, get the full SP to Integrate with Nlite: SP2 Nlite HERE
The help guide for downgrading is here. There is a lot of information on this process written there.

However, if what you want is a an XP look and feel so you can compute the way you used to, change the Vista to look like XP in the display properties.
If you are trying to run non-Vista software, try running it in compatibility mode. To do this, right click on the program files and select properties and then locate compatibility..

Jan 04, 2010 | HP Presario CQ60-204NR PC Notebook

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Downgrading from Vista Basic to XP


Hi

Have you tried the "compatability" mode built into Vista. Also go to Microsfts site and search for answers as they now have better number of "fixes" to issues similar to yours.

Cheers cbacer

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How want to downgrade win vista to xp pro hp compaq v3000


If you have a Windows XP Pro installation disk, put it in the optical drive, restart your computer, on startup, go to BIOS settings (usually press [Delete] and set the optical drive as first boot device. Save changes and exit. When the computer starts it usually says to press any key to start from CD. Press any key and the windows installation will start. Make sure you format C: and you will downgrade to Windows XP Pro. If you want to upgrade to Vista again, you will need to know the keyboard sequence to start Vista from Its partition or have Vista install disk.

May 25, 2009 | HP Compaq Presario V3000T Notebook

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Downgrade fom vista to xp


windows vista is not made to downgrade to xp and is not recomed if u want your computer to look and act as if it was there are downlonads for that for "free"<------

Jan 27, 2009 | Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

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Downgrade vista to XP


If your laptop is under warranty try calling the support number. They may provide you with a recovery CD that has XP, or have you send it in to be reformatted with XP. If you have a friend with a full version of XP, you could ask to barrow it. Then enter the serial number from the Microsoft sticker on your PC. You will have to call Microsoft's 1800 number to verify and just tell them your downgrading to a previous version. Otherwise there is no legal way to put XP on your machine that I can tell you.

Oct 02, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5315 Notebook

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Cd product


There is no way to legally get the product key for Windows XP without buying a copy of Windows XP.

Also, if you have Vista Home Premium or Basic, you will have to do a fresh install of XP, only Vista Business and Ultimate allow for downgrading.

Here is an article about downgrading to XP from Vista:

http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9040318
Good luck!

Sep 05, 2008 | PC Laptops

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Downgrad from vista 2 xp


hi there
it's being quite a long time since i solved my problem, so don't remember the details.
but I remember to have downloaded the drivers from Toshiba's site, filtering with the exact notebook model and XP drivers.
hope you get lucky

Jun 15, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite A205-S4639 Notebook

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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 | PC Laptops

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XP Downgrade


You need to start windows setup straight from cd. To do so you may need to change the boot sequence from bios.You will also need a bootable windows xp cd (not the upgrade version). Setup xp as new installation. Ensure you can get all necessary drivers and software for windows xp.

Hint: Vista works fine if it has enough ram memory, and you wont lose your valid licence and all software provided with vista.

cheers

Feb 16, 2008 | PC Laptops

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