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Post by Stephon on Mon 15 Dec 2008, 2:01 pm

I'm wondering if you can have Vista and switch to Windows XP. If anyone can, could you post a tut on it, please.

Also, let's say if your computer is 64 bit, do you have to do anything extra?

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Post by Nazzgull on Tue 16 Dec 2008, 1:27 am

The best way to get XP is :

  • Put Windows XP CD inside CD/DVD Rom.
  • In BIOS set CD-Rom as Primary Slave, and Hard Disc as Secondary slave.
  • When you get message " Press any key to boot from CD " press anything.
  • Now wait and follow the messages.


I pretty sure you know how to install Windows XP. I think there is no way to change Vista into XP, or XP into Vista ( maybe with themes, like brico pack, vistamizer , ...).
The best way to do that, install System again. Chose your favorite, Vista or XP.
XP include 64 bit too.



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Post by Stephon on Tue 16 Dec 2008, 12:37 pm

Nazzgull wrote:The best way to get XP is :

  • Put Windows XP CD inside CD/DVD Rom.
  • In BIOS set CD-Rom as Primary Slave, and Hard Disc as Secondary slave.
  • When you get message " Press any key to boot from CD " press anything.
  • Now wait and follow the messages.


I pretty sure you know how to install Windows XP. I think there is no way to change Vista into XP, or XP into Vista ( maybe with themes, like brico pack, vistamizer , ...).
The best way to do that, install System again. Chose your favorite, Vista or XP.
XP include 64 bit too.

Thanks.

I didn't mean turn Vista into XP. I meant how to switch from Vista to Windows XP..

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Post by Jerry Parnell on Wed 17 Dec 2008, 6:51 pm

Im sorry, but that just isnt possible.

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Post by Doctor Inferno on Thu 18 Dec 2008, 12:00 am

Actually you can just insert your XP CD, restart your computer and install it.


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Post by Nazzgull on Thu 18 Dec 2008, 1:06 am

Doctor Inferno wrote:Actually you can just insert your XP CD, restart your computer and install it.
Yeah



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Post by Stephon on Thu 18 Dec 2008, 1:43 pm

I don't have the CD.. lol

I downloaded it off the internet

So would I put it on a CD or flash drive? lol

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Post by Nazzgull on Fri 19 Dec 2008, 1:54 am

Burn it on CD, as Bootable CD.



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Post by vikneshwaren on Thu 25 Dec 2008, 3:03 am

You can burn it to a cd as bootable and also u can have multi booted with both vista and xp..i am saying this because my friend have like this

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Solved Re: Switching from Vista to Windows XP, how?

Post by Digitalocksmith on Mon 29 Dec 2008, 8:16 pm

Your referring to dual booting vista with XP!

Vista installed first:

http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_vista_and_xp_with_vista_installed_first__the_stepbystep_guide.htm

XP installed first:

http://apcmag.com/how_to_dualboot_vista_with_xp__stepbystep_guide_with_screenshots.htm


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Solved Re: Switching from Vista to Windows XP, how?

Post by ssmst122 on Sun 04 Jan 2009, 2:18 pm

Nazzgull wrote:The best way to get XP is :

  • In BIOS set CD-Rom as Primary Slave, and Hard Disc as Secondary slave.


How do you do this?

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Post by Doctor Inferno on Sun 04 Jan 2009, 4:41 pm

Boot into your BIOS by pressing Del at boot up. Find a option to set the DVD/CD drive as a Primary slave.


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