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Is it possible to have a computer set up so that Vista can be removed and XP be installed? We have bought a new computer and would prefer to go back to Windows XP. Any help and advice would be appreciated.

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    I bought a new Dell Inspiron 530 with Vista Home Premium. How do I go back to XP?

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    Was system purchased at computer store or online?
    Ask store to please chang operation system for free. If from online ask about there policy? 

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If you have the installer of windows xp you can change the vista to xp. First check if the booting options is set to cd/dvd boot. In the cmos setup change the booting option from hdd to cd or dvd. Then insert the xp installer to the cd in follow the setup instruction

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