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Vista Uninstall Help

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#1 N8ATE9


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Posted 19 April 2007 - 09:54 PM

At first I just tried to put in the XP disc thinking I could just download it onto my drive D:. That was a false hope of mine. Then I thought "well maybe if I partition drive C: it will allow me to install XP onto it". Another wrong assumtion on my part. Then finally I just thought "fine, I'll just format it" but when I go to format C: it is greyed out the same way "Install Windows XP" is when I put in the XP disc. I am really lost and would be very grateful to anyone who could help me either format my computer or find a program that can partition my drive C:. Or maybe just uninstall Vista somehow. If you want to actually SEE what I mean I could get some screenshots for ya. Anyways I'm mainly trying to get rid of Vista 'cuz it keeps tellin me to activate it when it came with my laptop pre-installed, and when I try to use the autamated phone way it says invalid product key. Also it's pop-ups are quite annoying and there are a few programs it is not compatible with and overall it just bugs the bleep out of me! I would rather have my old laptop with WIndows 2000....

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 05:17 PM

If Vista won't activate, contact the seller and get them to sort it out, you paid for Vista.
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Posted 21 April 2007 - 06:24 PM

Since you presumably have copies of XP and of Vista, I'd suggest a using fdisk on the drive to re-partition it, then format it the same way (with a Win98*Grinler boot disk). Then do the clean install of either OS and it should work just fine (this does depend on the make and model of your laptop).
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