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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-03-2007, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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What exactly do I have to do in order to swap my OS to another OS on my computer? Anybody have a quick walkthrough on what Ih ave to do?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-03-2007, 07:38 PM
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depends on the two OS involved and if your wanting to save data, etc.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-05-2007, 12:57 PM
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Best way is to save data and drivers to different hard drive and do a fresh install on clean partition.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-06-2007, 08:10 AM Thread Starter
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Going from Vista Basic to XP Pro. Dont need to save a single thing though. Havent even owned the comp long enough to put anything important on it.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-06-2007, 08:32 AM
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You're not making any sense at all, you want to do an OS swap, but you're installing two completely different versions of an OS? Why not format if you don't need anything and just start fresh?

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-06-2007, 08:34 AM
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This is one of those "If you have to ask, you probably shouldn't try it" situations. Just cause it oughta be simple doesn't mean it will be.

Have you checked with the mfr to find out whether XP has drivers for all the hardware?

If the computer is new enough to be supported in Vista you might think, "Of course XP drivers exist," but I had a call last week from someone who backrevved a notebook from Vista to XP & lost sound, LAN connectivity (both wired & wireless), & fell back to base video (generic VGA). Of course, without Ethernet, she couldn't reach the mfr's web site to d/l XP drivers, if there are any. So even if the mfr sez XP drivers exist, you might want to d/l & burn 'em to a CD before starting the backrev.

Also, if your XP key has been used to validate a previous install, it won't work on this computer - or be prepared to phone MicroSnot.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-06-2007, 08:58 AM
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I second what is said above about the drivers. we get clients crying all the time now cause they downgraded and some of the new hardware doesn't work with XP.

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-06-2007, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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The XP software im about to use is brand new from Tiger Direct. It's an e-maichine T5082 any clue as to whether Im going to have driver issues?
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-06-2007, 09:24 PM
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Don't know, but save your drivers to a thumb drive.

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