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Convert from Vista from XP - Sony PC Laptops


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First, why are you downgrading? Unless you have a particular piece of\015\012software that you HAVE to have that doesn't work on Vista, you\015\012shouldn't downgrade. Windows XP is outdated, and very soon won't be\015\012supported by Microsoft. So unless you have some overwhelming need to\015\012have outdated software stick with Vista.

Having said that... If\015\012you still want to go ahead with a downgrade to XP, first you'll need a\015\012copy of Windows XP and a serial number for XP.

(Note, everything on your computer WILL be erased so make sure you do your backups before you continue!!!)

1)\015\012Put the Windows XP CD in your computer and restart it. If your computer\015\012is set up to boot from CD, it should start automatically.
2) "To setup windows XP now press enter"
3) Agree to the licensing agreement
4) Choose whichever drive you want to install Windows on and press enter
5) Choose "Format the partition (Quick) and press enter
6) Press "f" to format the drive
7) It'll do the install then after a reboot it should show Regional Option, click next
8) Put your name in and click "Next"
9) Enter your 25 digit product key (Windows XP Key) and click next
10)\015\012Enter whatever you want for your computer name. It could be "Desktop"\015\012or "Laptop" or "Family System" whatever you like. If you're installing\015\012XP Professional, you'll also see a spot to type in a password to get\015\012into windows. You can leave it blank if you're the only one using it,\015\012or password protect it so no one can get in. (Then Press Next)
11) Make sure your Date/Time and Timezone is correct then press Next
12) "Typical Settings" next.
13) (IF XP PRO) Choose "No" then type in WORKGROUP
14)\015\012It should start windows after you've done those steps and you can\015\012register with Microsoft and create additional users at this point (All\015\012self-explainitory).

You might want to print this out if you're going to go ahead with the install.
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