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How to uninstall Vista and load XP in Lenovo Y510 Ideapad

\015 I have purchased one Lenovo Laptop (Ideapad 510) with preloaded Vista. I want to remove Vista and install XP. Whenever I try to do so with the bootdisk of XP, a blue screen pops up with some error message relating to file "pci.sys". Can you please help me by telling how to install XP?\015

Answers :

Several points:
\015\012
\015\0121. Although you may prefer XP to Vista, it is probable that you are simply
\015\012more familiar with it. If you would give yourself some time to become
\015\012accustomed to Vista, you might find that you like it. I know I do.
\015\012
\015\0122. You can't literally "uninstall" Vista, but if you want XP instead, you
\015\012simply do a clean installation of XP the normal way. That will format the
\015\012drive, removing whatever is on it.
\015\012
\015\0123. Do you already have a copy of XP you want to install? Did it come with
\015\012your old computer? If so you need to be aware that OEM versions (such as
\015\012those that came preinstalled on computers) are permanently tied by their
\015\012license to the first computer they are installed on. If that's your
\015\012situation, your copy of XP is not available to be used on your new laptop.
\015\012
\015\0124. Over and above the licensing issue in point 3, many OEM version of
\015\012Windows XP are BIOS-locked to the computer they came with, and you actually
\015\012won't be able to install it on a different one.
\015\012
\015\0125. You should check with your vendor to be sure, but the warranty on your
\015\012new computer may be voided if you change operating systems.
\015\012
\015\0126. Laptops often have special drivers they need for components within them.
\015\012Your new laptop undoubtedly came with all the drivers needed for Vista, but
\015\012it didn't come with the drivers needed for Windows XP. Finding and getting
\015\012the drivers you need may be a problem.
\015\012
\015\012If I were in your shoes, I'd stick with Vista.

If you still want to uninstall:
\015\012The normal way to "uninstall" any operating system is to format
\015\012the hard drive and install a new OS of your choice.
\015\012
\015\012After backing up any data you wish to transfer to the new OS
\015\012installation, simply boot from the WinXP Home installation CD. You'll
\015\012be offered the opportunity to delete, create, and format partitions as
\015\012part of the installation process. (You may need to re-arrange the order
\015\012of boot devices in the PC's BIOS to boot from the CD.)
\015\012
\015\012HOW TO Install Windows XP
\015\012http://support.microsoft.com/default...B;en-us;316941
\015\012
\015\012http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html
\015\012
\015\012http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/clean_install.htm
\015\012
\015\012Then the backed up data can be restored and applications re-installed.

You can even try a dual boot, where you have both Vista and XP on the same system. Click HERE for pictorial guide.
I had the same problem..I have a Lenovo S10-2 and when i tried to install xp instead of win 7, i got that blue screen too..But after i changed SATA setting from BIOS, i could install it with my usb disk..
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