Can't Get Recover Xp After Vista Install Please Help

calli09

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about a month ago i installed windows vista beta 2 over windows xp home edtion. im pretty sure it was a clean install, i followed all the recomended options when installing windows vista. I've read most of the other posts but i still don't know where to start im kind of a rookie at this, any help at all would be greatly appreciated
 

Mak 2.0

Mod...WAFFLES!?!?
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Well the upgrade would require you to have an older version of Windows in order to upgrade to XP. Like Windows 2000 or before.

I would have to ask if you bought this PC from somewhere like Dell or HP? If so you should have gotten a disc with your PC that would allow you to install XP again. If not you can contact them to get a disc to install XP again so you dont have to buy XP again.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
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Well, in the absense of the license, you're going to have to buy a new XP disc. An upgrade disc will work.
 

Mak 2.0

Mod...WAFFLES!?!?
Staff member
there is a Vista Upgrade disc work-around. It is long and complicated. Basically it involves installing twice. Who wants to do that.
 
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