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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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  • Anonymous Jul 01, 2008

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

  • Cnythia Miller May 11, 2010

    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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afrer restart only XP works, then insert VISTA install cd and "fix boot"
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http://www.u3.com/uninstall/

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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.

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Are you comfortable with running GPartEd, Gnome Partition Editor. There is a linux bootable cd for gparted, from there you chang partition size of the ntfs.

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http://apcmag.com/5023/dual_booting_xp_with_vista

Make sure before you do this that you have defragged XP.

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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

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If you have installed vista as a multiboot sytem, then you can do the below: Otherwise you have to do as tom19511 said:

Uninstall Windows Vista on a multiboot system
Applies to all editions of Windows Vista.

You cannot uninstall Windows Vista. However, you can change the code that starts the operating system (often called the master boot code), and then remove Windows Vista from your multiboot system and return to Windows XP or Windows 2000. You will need your Windows Vista installation disc for this procedure.

Before you begin, back up your programs, files, and settings. Removing Windows Vista is an advanced procedure that could result in losing information stored on your computer. For information about backing up data, search Help and Support for "back up."

1) Insert the Windows Vista installation disc.
2) Click the Start button getopencontent.aspx?assetid=4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33&documentset=en-us&renderkey=xml, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. getopencontent.aspx?assetid=18abb370-ac1e-4b6b-b663-e028a75bf05b&documentset=en-us&renderkey=xml If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
3) Type [DVD drive letter]:\boot\bootsect.exe /nt52 ALL /force and then press ENTER.
For example, if the DVD drive letter is F, type f:\boot\ bootsect.exe /nt52 ALL /force.
4) Eject the Windows Vista installation disc.
5) Restart your computer.
Your computer will start in the previous version of Windows that you have installed.
6) Delete Windows Vista files and folders, such as the Program Files, Users, and Windows folders, manually.

Note: You can also remove Windows Vista by reformatting the partition where it is installed, but do this only if that partition is not the boot partition. Reformatting the boot partition might make your computer unable to start.

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