Are you saying you want to remove Vista?
Do you have a Vista DVD? If so... boot to it. Click on install now and when
you get to the page where you type in your product key, leave it blank and
continue. After a few pages you will come to a page with "disk utilities".
(or similar wording) From there you can delete the Vista partition. Then
exit... Do Not Continue. Vista and everything is now gone. You should now be
able to boot to the XP cd and format and install XP.
You should have as many XP drivers on hand as possible before you delete
Vista. Chipset, NIC, and other stuff. Burn these to CD and install after XP
So, make sure there are XP drivers for your machine first. If your computer
shipped with Vista and you have no Vista DVD you can borrow one. Any Vista
DVD will do this for you.
If by chance you have a similar problem to mine where I could not boot to
any bootable CD... check your bios for RAID settings. I had to change RAID
ON to RAID Auto-Detect.
Beware that you will need a valid install key for XP. May cost you some $$.
"paul" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Did you ever successfully install xp sp2 over vista? i want to do the
> but i can't get vista to recognize that i have an xp sp2 cd in the cd
> at startup. and when i try to install with vista running, nothing
> thx for any advice / help!
> "Malke" wrote:
>> tepeco wrote:
>> > I want to replace VISTA Home Premium with Windws XP Home. My question
>> > is, if
>> > I do this with a brand new computer, will XP recognize all of the
>> > drivers for
>> > the hardware that is installed on this new machine. Is it likely that I
>> > might
>> > loose benefit of anything? I know the question is general in nature,
>> > but is
>> > it likely that XP will recognize everything?
>> > I have no interest in VISTA. It's pretty, it is not productive for me.
>> There is no way to answer your question. You should go to the computer
>> mftr.'s website and see if there are XP drivers for that specific model
>> machine. If there are, download them and burn to CD-R. If there aren't,
>> then you will just need to try the XP install to find out. You can still
>> get new computers with XP in certain lines such as business and high-end
>> gaming. Contact the OEM to find out for sure.
>> Elephant Boy Computers
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