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I want my XP back.


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#1 tyromaniac

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 06:16 AM

I installed Vista on top of Windows XP Home Media Edition, and now I want XP back.
(The XP had a worm and this was the only way I could figure to get on the internet to work on that)

There's a new option at start-up where I attempted to log on to "Earlier vesion of Windows"

Then I was asked "which windows installation?" I guessed "1" which seems to be the only option it accepts. Next I was instructed "type the administrator password", and I don't think I've ever set up a password. I've tried <Enter>, "admin" and "password"

Is there a way around this? -- I don't have a bootable disc for XP; it came preloaded on my Sony Vaio laptop.

Edited by tyromaniac, 25 March 2012 - 07:00 AM.


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Posted 25 March 2012 - 07:24 AM

Did you upgrade XP to Vista or did you install Vista as a second OS?

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 07:30 AM

I guess it was an upgrade

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 07:59 AM

Then unless you were prudent enough to create an image of your system drive prior to the upgrade, you're pretty much relegated to a format and clean install of XP.




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