Go Back   TechArena Community > Technical Support > Computer Help > Windows XP > Windows XP Support
Become a Member!
Forgot your username/password?
Register Tags Active Topics RSS Search Mark Forums Read

Sponsored Links



Uninstall Vista and Reinstall XP

Windows XP Support


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 10-03-2007
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 331
Uninstall Vista and Reinstall XP

I am using a new Laptop that came preinstalled with Windows Vista. I want to use Windows XP on it, so can anyone tell me how to uninstall Vista? Thanks.

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-03-2007
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 193
Re: Uninstall Vista and Reinstall XP

Before you start, you must have your Windows XP installation CD and the product key available. If you cannot find your Windows XP CD or you cannot contact your computer manufacturer, you may have to purchase a new copy of Windows XP. You can get more information on how to install or upgrade to Windows XP from here - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978307
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-03-2007
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 449
Re: Uninstall Vista and Reinstall XP

You will need to format the hard drive and install the new Operating System in your computer, which is the normal way to uninstall any OS. Installing Windows XP can take up to two hours. To make the process more manageable, it has been broken up into several sections. Get more information here - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...all-windows-xp
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-10-2007
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1
This is the most god awful thing I've ever seen.

Slower than a snail, can't do 2 things at one time, everything stops moving but the mouse. I can't install themes on the browser I use, I'm STUCK with VISTA themes.

I'd love to put my foot thru this computer.

My next puter will be a MAC.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 18-11-2007
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 2
I bought a laptop, right before the Vista release and foolishly used the free upgrade :(

So now I am stuck with no wireless modem, the fingerprint security doesn't work, as well as some other issues, {not to mention the game incompatibilities}.

If I reinstall XP will I be able to use these items again, or are they corrupted?

hmm I guess I should see if I have all the disks huh.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 19-11-2007
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 3,778
Re: Uninstall Vista and Reinstall XP

That looks to me that you didn't load the Vista drivers for the hardware, possibly not even the core chipset drivers. Don't expect Vista to have all the drivers; XP sure doesn't, even after what, five years? When building a new XP system, the first step after XP itself is installed is to use the board manufacturer's CD to install the basic drivers so that basic hardware can actually work. There's no reason to think that Vista would work any differently.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 19-11-2007
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 2
thanks for your reply :)

I'm not sure they were, but I did kind of expect it to be yes.

I have tried searching for the new drivers, but it just says I have the best ones installed.

Some of the software {the fingerprint one} just isn't compatable with vista, hopefully they may bring something out soon...

It is frustrating, that's all. The XP did everything I needed it to do, I could run all the software I wanted, and now I can't. Tis my mistake.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 22-11-2007
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,323
You should not use the update features for this issue. Just go to the manufacturer's site and locate the drivers manually. Browse to their support pages for your system and look for driver downloads. You should find a choice of OS versions, then the available drivers. Download them all and save them to something like CD, as you will need them later.
Reply With Quote
Reply

  TechArena Community > Technical Support > Computer Help > Windows XP > Windows XP Support
Tags: ,



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads for: "Uninstall Vista and Reinstall XP"
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to uninstall and reinstall IE7 in Vista stephenx Operating Systems 3 06-07-2009 10:59 PM
Uninstall & reinstall FIFA09 Diabloplayer Video Games 3 16-04-2009 11:48 PM
Cannot uninstall / reinstall / repair WMP 11 Hiya Media Player 3 12-12-2008 04:20 AM
How do I Uninstall the DVD Maker and Reinstall it? SurnameS Vista Help 5 11-07-2006 03:42 AM


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 06:54 AM.