I began by doing as told to do in this tutorial: http://www.maximumpcguides.com/uninstall-windows-vista/
Then, I looked at the entire thread here: http://forums.cnet.com/5208-12546_102-0.ht...ssageID=2460401
Neither has addressed this problem.
I have Windows Vista Home Premium, and intend on installing Windows XP Service Pack 2. While following the instructions from the first link, when prompted to "repair my computer" I am asked to sign in as administrator. Now. I am the administrator, defaulted. What could this mean? I have no floppy disc so I can not make a boot disc. I want to format this computer but nothing I can find is answering the question: How do I uninstall Windows Vista?
Could I format with http://dban.sourceforge.net/ DBAN to leave the computer nubile and allow me to install XP undaunted?
Do I risk damaging the wireless network capabilities - even with backed up drivers on a CD? (Entire System 32 Drivers folder, to be exact)
Should I, rather than DBAN, use the reformatting tool in Windows Vista "My Computer"?
I have no data on this machine that I would miss.
Edited by hatesvista, 21 August 2007 - 10:28 PM.