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#1 stdvd

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 08:58 PM

I now have the windows xp disk that came with my previous HP computer. How do I go about uninstalling the windows vista, from my new computer and then installing windows xp with the xp disk? can anyone give me a step by step instruction, on this? I have the original HP disk, and the windows XP disk that came with the computer. Appreciate any help, Thanks.

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 09:22 PM

The recovery disk that came with the computer is not the same as an original Windows XP CD
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Posted 15 February 2009 - 03:11 AM

if its an actual Operating system disk, all you should have to do is set your computer to boot from cd/dvd drive and the rest is easy to do. if its a recovery disk, garm is right it wont work.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 03:31 AM

If this copy of XP isn't installed on a operating computer and you have the product code for it and the installation disk you can use it, Widows operating systems can only be installed on one machine unless you have a multiple user license.

Your best approach would be to wipe the hdd with a application like Darik's Boot and Nuke before installing the OS. You are going to have to go online and find the drivers for the motherboard of the new computer, you may wind up having to find third party drivers as well.

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