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Remove vista install xp home edition I have no cd to boot

WISH TO REMOVE VISTA.. HATE IT RUNS 2.5 PER CENT SLOWLER AND NEEDD TO INSTALL WINDOWS XP HOME EDITION.. I have no cd disc to reboot xp.. laptop came vista installed..

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    i have a acer aspire one and booting xp from a thumb drive wont work

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Please consult this article from Microsoft to take steps to improve your system's performance with Vista, by clicking here
For troubleshooting performance issues, please see these articles and the links within them: TroubleshootVistaPerformance and Troubleshoot Vista Startup and Vista Diagnostics
Finally, you may wish to consult this General Setup&Maintenance guide.

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Hello,

If you need to reinstall the Winn XP. You need to have the Win XP disk with you, otherwise it wont be possible.

So you will have to arrange it from your friends or colleagues.

Hope this helps

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Sammy

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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.
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