uninstall vista from laptop

  wattenkid 17:26 26 Dec 2007

i have bought a laptop with vista premium
installed, and wish to install xp home instead
when i try reformat laptop it refuses stating
that it cant find the hard drive, i have original
xp disk its driving me potty trying to install
xp hope someone can help
cheers peter

  woodchip 17:33 26 Dec 2007

If you want to load XP you will need all the XP Hardware Drivers for the Laptop from Manufacturers site first.

  Quiller. 17:43 26 Dec 2007

You will have to use a third party formatting tool to allow the computer to take XP. Use kill disk, click here. Use the free dos version and either put it on a flash drive or burn a disk.

Make sure you get those drivers first, as woodchip recommends.

  woodchip 19:15 26 Dec 2007

A format will be no good as Vista writes to the Boot record on the Partition table. You have to delete the Partitions and start from fresh by creating a new one

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