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vista to xp

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#1 bournic


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Posted 29 April 2009 - 02:12 AM

I want to install XP on my Sony VAIO VBN-N21E/W to replace that awful (my opinion) Vista O/S can anyone help please

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#2 Hertsky


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Posted 29 April 2009 - 03:18 AM

Welcome back!

What you can do is, setup your computer to boot on the CD Drive as #1, usually done in the system BIOS. Put your Windows XP disc in the CD Drive and restart your computer. Your computer should then let you go through a setup allowing you to *Reformat your hard drive and install Windows XP!

*Warning: This will erase all data on your drive, recommended to save all pictures/videos/selected files to an External hard drive or DvD/CD Rom disc.
*Watch out when setting up partitions to not delete the partition that had your old Vista O/S. (If your laptop had its O/S pre-loaded on the hard drive)

Entering BIOS by restarting your computer, and while its in the post screen and starting up, just keep pressing the F9 key (Or F8 I cannot remember).

Give this a shot!
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Posted 29 April 2009 - 08:54 AM

Worth reading, IMO: http://club.vaio.sony.es/clubvaio/ES/es/fo...ad?thread=42731


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