suicide question

Posted: 01-08-2009, 08:32 PM

here's something i have been thinking of doing, for a few days now
seeing as to how i hate vista, could I install a new hardrive, instal
windows xp on it, and then format the harddrive running vista, and hav
a computer running windows xp again? any ideas and thoughts would b
appreciated especially if someone out there thinks it would work.

Jo

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Re: suicide question
Posted: 01-08-2009, 09:31 PM

Vista will support the newer apps better. What do you hate about Vista
What are your specs

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RE: suicide question
Posted: 01-08-2009, 09:40 PM
No need to buy another Hard Drive, wipe the one you have.
BUT, check with computer manufacturer to make sure that XP Drivers are
available for your model computer.
If no XP Drivers available, forget it.

How to do it:
First, buy an XP disk.
Then set up your Boot Order so that the Media Drive(DVD) boots first.
F1, F2, or Delete to go into Bios to do that; or F12 for the Boot Menu on
most computers.
Reboot with XP disk in Drive.
Follow instructions to delete existing partition, format, install, etc.
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"Majin" wrote:
>
> here's something i have been thinking of doing, for a few days now,
> seeing as to how i hate vista, could I install a new hardrive, install
> windows xp on it, and then format the harddrive running vista, and have
> a computer running windows xp again? any ideas and thoughts would be
> appreciated especially if someone out there thinks it would work.
>
> Jon
>
>
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> Majin
>
Bruce Chambers
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Re: suicide question
Posted: 01-09-2009, 01:42 AM
Majin wrote:
> here's something i have been thinking of doing, for a few days now,
> seeing as to how i hate vista, could I install a new hardrive, install
> windows xp on it, and then format the harddrive running vista, and have
> a computer running windows xp again?

Possibly; You haven't provided enough information for anyone to say for
sure.

> any ideas and thoughts would be
> appreciated especially if someone out there thinks it would work.
>
> Jon
>
>

There could be a couple possible adverse repercussions of which you
should be aware. First and foremost, if the specific computer model in
question was designed specifically for Vista, there may well be no
WinXP-specific device drivers available to make the computer's diverse
components work properly. Consult the computer's manufacturer about the
availability of device drivers. Secondly, removing an OEM-installed
operating system and replacing it with another will almost invariably
void any and all support agreements and, sometimes, even the warranty.
You would, at the very least, have to re-install Vista before getting
any support from the manufacturer. Again, consult the computer's
manufacturer for specifics. Thirdly, there may be the additional cost
involved in purchasing a WinXP license for this new computer.

After backing up any data you wish to transfer to the new OS
installation, simply boot from the WinXP installation CD. You'll be
offered the opportunity to delete, create, and format partitions as part
of the installation process. (You may need to re-arrange the order of
boot devices in the PC's BIOS to boot from the CD.)

HOW TO Install Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default...B;en-us;316941

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/clean_install.htm

Then, assuming you were successful in obtaining WinXP-specific
device drivers so that the computer can be made to work with WinXP, the
backed up data can be restored and applications (those that are
WinXP-compatible, that is) re-installed.


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