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How to go back to WinXP ?

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Old 04-25-2007
Marco
 

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How to go back to WinXP ?
Hi all, I had before Win XP Media Center Edition and recently I've upgraded
it to Vista Home edition. I'd like to go back to the old XP , but I cannot
erase the primary partition. It appears there is a sort of protection and
Partition Manager or Acronis cannot work. I'd like to erase completely the
hard drive. Any suggestion ?
Thx Marco

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Old 04-25-2007
Don
 

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Re: How to go back to WinXP ?
Marco wrote:
> Hi all, I had before Win XP Media Center Edition and recently I've upgraded
> it to Vista Home edition. I'd like to go back to the old XP , but I cannot
> erase the primary partition. It appears there is a sort of protection and
> Partition Manager or Acronis cannot work. I'd like to erase completely the
> hard drive. Any suggestion ?


Have you updated Acronis DD to build 2160? That's the only version
which is Vista aware, and it's a free download from their website.

Otherwise, if you have the Vista install DVD you should be able to boot
that and use its built-in partitioning ability.

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Old 04-26-2007
Rick Rogers
 

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Re: How to go back to WinXP ?
Hi Marco,

Boot with the WinXP disk, start setup. At the point where you choose the
installation location, instead delete the existing one. Create a new one in
the free space, format and proceed with setup.

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
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"Marco" <Marco@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Hi all, I had before Win XP Media Center Edition and recently I've
> upgraded
> it to Vista Home edition. I'd like to go back to the old XP , but I cannot
> erase the primary partition. It appears there is a sort of protection and
> Partition Manager or Acronis cannot work. I'd like to erase completely the
> hard drive. Any suggestion ?
> Thx Marco
>


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