RE: Uninstalling Vista
> Can anyone help uninstall Windows Vista?
I too got totally fed up with Vista and unitstalled it from my system. It
takes care but is not impossible. It is designed to be a difficult process -
MS does not want any backslding on their profits.
I had to purchase a new full install copy of XP Service Pack II for full
I also had to make sure I had the install disks CD-ROM's or DVD's for all
my software. Don't forget to make sure you have the correct key codes.
Once you have done that here are the steps.
Back up your hard drive, I used an external Hard Drive to keep all of your
Make sure you have enough free space on your hard drive to install XP.
Make sure your system is set up to boot from a CD ROM.
Insert the XP install disc.
NOW HERE IS THE CATCH - YOU HAVE TO REFORMAT YOUR HARD DRIVE!
Next install XP.
Once installed let it update for all of the critical updates and any others
that make sense to you.
Then reinstall all of your software from the discs.
Make sure you install your anti-virus software.
Next copy back your data files from your back up source.
Then over the next week or two, as you use your computer you will find a
variety of things that you need to reinstall, reregister, re-enter the
It is not a simple task. I bough my computer from DELL and also my new copy
of XP, I could not get any rebate since I was running Vista for 5 months.
(Hey I though MS would fix it.) So Dell support gave me a lot of help in the
step by step,
I am much happier now with XP.
- I know the interface cold
- It runs quite a bit faster
- I got back 30-40 gigabytes on my hard drive that Vista took up
- Fewer crashes and I don't lose all my setups whenever they upgrade XP like
happened with Vista.
I am much happier.
In a nutshell you can Nuke Vista, it took most of a weekend, but it was