Installing XP on a Vista System

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  1. Sp4rt4n

    Sp4rt4n Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have an Asus F3JP laptop, and id like to install XP on it. It currently has Vista. When I put the XP CD in and restart, nothing out of the ordinary happens, no options, no nothing...

    How do i install it?
     
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    ttupa Tech Elitist NBR Reviewer

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    You may have your computer's BIOS set to boot directly to the hard drive. What happens when you put your Vista disc in (or if you have a recovery disc and you try that)? You may have to tell the computer to boot to CD first. Then you will need to create a new partition for XP. I can't recall if there is an order to installing XP and Vista for dual boot, but you may run into that situation. Windows does NOT like downgrading (even when you're just trying to run in parallel).
     
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    at the very least, you should see the boot up screen of the XP installation which is all text based.

    if not, check your boot option or else your CD is bad.
     
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    Yes, change the boot order in the BIOS to have the CD ROM at the top.
    If you are planning to use both XP and Vista then after installing XP you will have to repair the MBR (master boot record) to have Vista boot loader in order to boot Vista.
     
  5. Sp4rt4n

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    Alrighty... now how do i access the bios on a F3JP... iave tryed delete and f8 so far

    EDIT:

    Got it, changed priority... booted from CD rom, and it only asks me what OS i wanna boot. Vista is the only option, and theres no other options
     
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    MB W163 Notebook Consultant

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    I dont plan on dual booting, im going to install XP over Vista.

    And i found out my previous problem :)
     
  8. xavior

    xavior Newbie

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    youll need to get a boot disk and disable the vista partition then you need a bootable copy of xp i did it how ever i cant seem to get all my drivers to work so just be warned
     
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    recently I have installed xp on vista home premium with out any problem. I booted from XP cd and delete vista partition (because there was only one C partition and it is assigned to vista) and create some new partitions.

    there is no problem.

    Do you get error message?
     
  10. Lawrence

    Lawrence Notebook Evangelist

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    its easy...first make a partition. Here's a complete tutorial. then boot your laptop/PC and put your windows XP disc (Service pack 2), NOTE you should set first your boot options to CD in BIOS.then install it!
     
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