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    Default How to uninstall Vista?

    As title, how to uninstall vista and install XP?

    I just got the laptop, and it's running vista, and 1st day, find that it's creating problems, so anyone here noes jow to uninstall it? As i have XP OS, i can install, just the uninstall part i dunno how.
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    Default Re: How to uninstall Vista?

    you pop in ur XP disc, when it comes to installation screen, the disc will say that it detects another version of OS.

    just use the option to delete partition with the OS, format with NTSF and reinstall. only thing you need to find out is if your XP disc comes with at least SP1 cos the newer laptops need at least SP1 for installing. i discovered this after trying to install XPpro into my laptop... only to crash it so bad dat i've to bring it to the service centre.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fotoudavid View Post
    As title, how to uninstall vista and install XP?

    I just got the laptop, and it's running vista, and 1st day, find that it's creating problems, so anyone here noes jow to uninstall it? As i have XP OS, i can install, just the uninstall part i dunno how.
    Do a search under my name in kopithiam you would find someone
    asking the same question and my solution to them. Ultimately,
    remember to do full backup of your system especially when the
    OS is pre-loaded and without a DVD for you to re-install back
    in case you want it back

    In a gist, its grab your WinXP Drivers first, Backup the system into
    DVD for future, then format the system and install WinXP

    Have fun.

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    Default Re: How to uninstall Vista?

    thks, will try tonite.

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    Vista ain't that bad lah. Just disable every bells and whistles and you'll end up with XP anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CYRN View Post
    Vista ain't that bad lah. Just disable every bells and whistles and you'll end up with XP anyway.
    Then what's the point of Vista?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CYRN View Post
    Vista ain't that bad lah. Just disable every bells and whistles and you'll end up with XP anyway.
    if vista cant offer the bells and whistles at the same speed and performance of a XP, these bells are not upgrades at all, they are a hindrance to ur effectiveness...

    can u imagine a scenario:
    u are currently using XP and u wanna upgrade ur comp to something faster eg. from the current single core 1.8ghz 512mb ram to a dual core 1.8ghz 2gb ram

    Then ur new comp come with vista and when u start using it, u realise that u cant even feel the the dual core and 2gb ram effectiveness. This is becos the vista is totally slowing u down.

    Whats the end result? You get a comp that has a brand new exterior casing, power supply etc. but yet the performance is still the same as ur old comp. Worst still, imagine software incompatibilities further irritating u.

    So wats the point of vista?
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    Default Re: How to uninstall Vista?

    given the newer generation of labtops with better specs than the pervious XP labtops, formatting the vista os to xp, gives your labtop a new lease of life and you're come to realise that with 2gb of ram in xp os, makes almost everything a lot faster than just 1gb of ram.

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    Quote Originally Posted by entropy_h View Post
    Then what's the point of Vista?
    Quote Originally Posted by kcuf2 View Post
    So wats the point of vista?
    More integrated and slightly better security.

    I believe M$ is stopping or has stopped XP support... give a few months and whatever holes in the OS would widen as Vista would still get updates.

    Anyway, the "speed" loss isn't that significant for day-to-day uses...bottlenecks are on HDD and 2D graphics, Vista or XP.

    And... who says next version would be better/faster... http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-99...56.html?tag=bl ... might as well stick to DOS...guarantee blazing fast OS even if you only have entry systems.
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    Bloody vista dun let me install, it's says the versions vista is newer then xp cd i put in!

    nabei..............now 2 programmes i cannot use, nikon capture and nx....
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    How to formatt my systems, wanna get rid of vista.....
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    u can actually just format it, it's not that much of hassle....

    but, by the look of it..... if u are unsure.... just send to service center... piece of cake.
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    press what and where to formatt??
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    Default Re: How to uninstall Vista?

    Vista is just "nice" looking.
    I work in a MNC computer computer, n all our interal PC /note ooks all run Xp sp2
    so much for vista

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    Default Re: How to uninstall Vista?

    type format c: at the dos prompt

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    Default Re: How to uninstall Vista?

    I would seriously suggest to grab all your XP drivers first. If you cannot
    find then then stick to Vista. I don't think you want a scenerio you
    installed your XP and found no supporting drivers.

    Formatting wise there are many ways. If you have Vista DVD then
    pop in and you can format your system straight. If not then look
    in internet for Opensource formatting utility. just remember to format
    as FAT first then once you pop in your WinXP CD, format it as NTFS.

    There are many tutorials in how to do a better job then the one i'm
    suggesting, but my method would be the fastest.

    Meanwhile if you do hit into problem when installing XP then prob
    you will want to slipsstream the HDD drivers (esp if SATA 2) into
    your XP installation CD. search for nLite

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    best is have a copy of your network drivers in your thumbdrive... the most impt... the rest can be downloaded.
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    Default Re: How to uninstall Vista?

    Quote Originally Posted by fotoudavid View Post
    **** VISTA!!


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    need to call HP liao, ask them to install xp for me, as still under warranty.
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    Default Re: How to uninstall Vista?

    Quote Originally Posted by fotoudavid View Post
    need to call HP liao, ask them to install xp for me, as still under warranty.
    ah... if the service desk people try to sell you the BS abt their laptops cannot use XP, just tell them their website lists XP drivers for laptops.

    they try to sell me a fast one when i brought in my HP 2133 to reinstall XP, after i crashed it. should have seen the bugger's face when i told him dat HP SG website provides XP drivers. all he could say was a lame 'i don't know' when i told him dat...
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