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babloo0311
babloo0311 • Nov 5, 2008

Installing xp instead of vista

hi everyone i have bought laptop it has already installed vista now i need to install xp but its not installing only
babloo0311
babloo0311 • Nov 5, 2008
its installing xp instead of vista
Ashraf HZ
Ashraf HZ • Nov 5, 2008
Re: Installing xp instead of xp

Am a little confused 😀

You want to install XP alongside Vista, yes? But what is the issue? You second post seem to say you have succeeded already.

If you want to have 2 OSes, you need to create an extra partition.

Also, keep in mind that the usual process of installing multiple OSes is to install the oldest one first, followed by the newer one. If you reverse the process, the older OS may not recognize the boot manager of the newer one and may overwrite it. In this case, you'll need to fix the boot manager.

A word of warning. Do NOT install Windows XP 64 Bit with Vista 32 Bit 😉
moksh
moksh • Nov 6, 2008
well yeah but u can do that in a single partition too u'll get an option to create a new folder in place for ur WINDOWS folder and Program files...
babloo0311
babloo0311 • Nov 11, 2008
thanks for replying but the problem is i want completly to remove the vista and then install windows xp
MaRo
MaRo • Nov 11, 2008
What's your Laptop brand?
mshearer
mshearer • Nov 11, 2008
if theres something on the computer causing you problems then you could,

get yourself a linux live cd
Download Ubuntu | Ubuntu

from the live cd, run the command in terminal
sudo qtparted
or
sudo gparted

reformat your laptop hard-drives and try the vista install again.

Note: You won't be able to reverse this reformat, so you will definitly lose vista for good. And i really don't see how XP won't just install over the top of vista.
kooltechie
kooltechie • Dec 26, 2008
babloo0311
hi everyone i have bought laptop it has already installed vista now i need to install xp but its not installing only
first delete d vista partition n keep d vista files store. n den install XP
zia.sepsis
zia.sepsis • Dec 28, 2008
babloo0311
thanks for replying but the problem is i want completly to remove the vista and then install windows xp
The best way is to delete the c partition(i.e the partition were the vista files located) and then create it again, then install the xp. definitely it will work out.
nileshchakkar
nileshchakkar • Dec 29, 2008
I think no one understand ur problem
do a simple thing
1)insert xp cd
2)rebbot machine
3)press any key for continue
4) u get a booting option in that it shows all drive
5) complete format a drive where vista presnet ( probablu it on C)
6) nw select that c drive for to install xp
7) just press next n next
8) u will nw got success in installing xp
sumitjami
sumitjami • Dec 31, 2008
Above process is exactly what is needed but make sure u format not only c drive but also all the other drives (in above process along with step 5) so that the newly loaded xp can recognize the drives.................
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