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trying to install xp with vista pre-installed but failling

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  • Started 6 years ago by ematarise
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ematarise
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i have an hp laptop with vista and want to install xp but i get the message that 'vista is newer than xp so i can't install'.the laptop had three partions drive E: drive F: and drive c: already so i managed to create another one drive G: where i wanted to install xp but the moment i click on install windows xp i get that message.pliz help because i have been reading that it is possible.

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michael
michael
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You will want to start from scratch. Install Windows XP, and then use a partitioning program to partition your HDD, and then install Windows Vista. It will use either the XP bootloader, or the Vista bootloader, so you won't need to install something else.

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