OT: Vista back to XP possible? If so, how?

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Is there a way I can go back to XP from Vista? My machine came with
XP, I then got a Vista upgrade disk in the mail and installed it. How
cam I go back to XP? Thanks.

Re: Vista back to XP possible? If so, how?

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If the machine came with Windows XP pre-installed, either you got the
installation/recovery media or it was in a hidden partition.  Use the
media to install a fresh copy of Windows XP Pro, or call whomever you
got the pre-built computer and tell them you need the OEM installation
media.


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Or check your local computer shop, Microsoft is still selling Windows
XP... The direct OEM and retail license availability end date is
January 29, 2008.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/lifecycle/default.mspx
Cheers-

Jeff Setaro
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Re: Vista back to XP possible? If so, how?

"Jeffrey A. Setaro" wrote in message
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I had presumed the OP might still have a copy of Windows XP.  But if the
OP wiped out the only install of XP with an upgrade to Vista or blew
away the hidden partition on the hard drive with the recovery image or
threw away the install/recovery CDs for XP then the OP burned his
bridges and, like you said, will have to go buy another copy.


Re: OT: Vista back to XP possible? If so, how?

Waldo Lydecker, 3/31/2007,8:41:18 PM, wrote:

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What exactly don't you like about Vista?  I don't have it myself but I
was wondering what your objection to it is.

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Probably too much a pig on resources for his old hardware.  Not everyone
wants to buy new hardware just because an OS vendor wants to push out a
new version.


Re: OT: Vista back to XP possible? If so, how?

Vanguard, 4/1/2007,10:07:59 PM, wrote:

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If his machine was preloaded with XP and he got an upgrade disc in the
mail that tells me his machine was Vista-ready but installed with XP
until Vista became available.  I suspect his machine is perfectly
capable of running Vista.

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However, (and I haven't paid much attention to this because I have
absolutely no intention of updating to Vista)......a lot of the programs
he presently has on XP do not have drivers that will work with Vista.

And as with any new operating system, I would give it at least 6 months
to get some of the major bugs ironed out and when Vista's SP1 comes out,
that would be when I would think about it.  Quite happy with XP though.

Heather



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Per Vanguard:
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"Intel givith.
 Microsoft taketh away."
--
PeteCresswell

Re: Vista back to XP possible? If so, how?

There may a secondary partition that contains the original backup software
that can be written to CD.  My wife has an HP that I made the backup CD's
for and told her not to lose them.  She then promptly lost them and we had
to call HP.  They didn't have the disks in stock but were happy to pawn us
off on a company that had the CD's at $29.95.


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