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Hi, i currently have windows vista home installed on my computer. When I bought it, it originally had XP SP2 installed. I would like to go back to XP but I am having a problem booting to XP.

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  • iirvng Apr 10, 2008

    XP only. Can't get mthe PC to boot to the CD.

  • iirvng Apr 10, 2008

    Tried it. No success.

  • iirvng Apr 10, 2008

    How?

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Please tell do you want both or only xp.if you want xp then boot with the xp cd and repair and delete the vista.

Posted on Apr 10, 2008

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    Rajkumar Bordoloi Apr 10, 2008

    please check if the first boot device is your cd rom in the bios

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You need to reinstall xp as new installation on a different disk /partition

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You need to roll back the os

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    There are three installation scenarios for Windows Vista RC1:

    1. You can do a clean installation. This process will overwrite any data that you have on your hard disk or on your installation partition. The overwritten data will be lost and unrecoverable.
    2. You can upgrade an existing installation of Windows XP.
    3. You can upgrade an existing installation of Windows Vista Beta 2."

    "In addition, once you install Windows Vista RC1, you cannot roll back to the previous operating system installation—you will either have to acquire and install the final released edition of Windows Vista or reinstall a previous edition of Windows."

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    Maanita Chadha Apr 10, 2008

    Follow the steps and you will be able to go for a clean xp install.

    http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepa...

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    *******TRY THIS YOU WILL NEVER FAIL **********

    OPEN THIS SITE AND FOLLOW THE ONLINE INSTRUCTIONS

    http://windowsreinstall.com/

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