Of course you can go back, but it'd have to be a clean install. You can't
install XP on top of Vista, and you'd need to obtain appropriate drivers
from the component manufacturers. Backup data you don't want to lose and
make sure you have the original installation media for programs that you
will need to reinstall.
Keep in mind though, that if the issues you are having are due to a hardware
issue, like blown capacitors on the motherboard, faulty memory, or a flakey
power supply, then reversion to an older OS is not going to solve anything.
Crashes, especially random ones, are frequently caused by one of the above
Best of Luck,
Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
"Chris" <Chris@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Ever since I put Vista on my computer I have had nothing but issues from
> computer crashing to distorted audio playback (I have a K8N diamond plus
> mainboard w/ an opteron 180 and 500 watt power supply and 2 gigs of RAM),
> was wondering if I can go back to XP and then upgrade to vista again when
> is a usable OS. I have the XP disc that I bought as well as the Vista
> is this possible without any issues.
> Thanks Chris