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I would like to take a vista based desktop and and put winxppro on it. is it just as simple as erasing the hd and reinstalling it with pro, or does the bios have to be flashed, or do i have to get a new hd? can you give me an idea on how you would do it? thanks

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The windows XP pro cd has the tools you need
DO NOT FLASH THE BIOS
DO NOT ERASE THE HARD DRIVE
sometimes when the hard drives are erased and they are SATA the bios won't recognize a RAW SATA drive.

  1. enter the setup utility and configure the BIOS Boot order to boot from CD/DVD
  2. insert Win XPPRO CD
  3. apply settings and save and exit
  4. reboots automatically
  5. press any key when prompted
  6. select the install
  7. select the primary partition you want and delete that partition.
  8. confirm you want to delete it,
  9. quick format to ntfs.
  10. once formated the loading of the OS is auto

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