How to replace vista with the windows xp operating system?

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by armstroiey, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. armstroiey

    armstroiey MDL Novice

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    How to replace vista with the windows xp operating system?
     
  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Format & install fresh.

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  3. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

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    If your machine runs Vista it would more than likely run Windows 7.

    Unless there is a special reason for wanting XP Install Windows 7.

    Thats what I would do.
     
  4. Infernal_Cowboy

    Infernal_Cowboy MDL Novice

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    The only problem there is the set of drivers.
    On older (Vista-era) machines XP will perform a way better than 7.
    Once I did the thing at my Dell Studio 1537 and it went on just like a darn cool hot rod!
     
  5. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

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  6. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    get mobo model or device id of chips .. pci unknown devices in win.. or lspci in linux.

    sometimes a driverpack can pick an unstable driver and there goes the install. happens a lot with sound and wired/wireless lan chip.