Replace Windows® Vista with Windows® XP
Replace Windows Vista with Windows® XP. Resolve issues.
People comfortable with Windows XP® prefer to replace Windows Vista with Windows® XP. Before you start up with replacing Windows Vista with Windows® XP be sure to follow some steps. It is always better to have a back up of your important files or data on your hard drive because replacing the OS may cause data loss. Also, if the anything goes wrong, you can install the old installation. The second most important thing is that always have the correct drivers, this is because different PCs and operating systems have different drivers and hence they might not be compatible if you don’t use the right one. The third important thing is that you should have a valid registration key for your Windows®. If you replace the OS with the shared or borrowed copy of Windows® XP you might end up replacing a non working Windows® XP.
Below is discussed the comparison between the both operating system:
- The installation processes
- Icons on desktop
- Boot process
- 3D effects
The installation processes
After the process of copying files is completed in Windows® XP, the system asks for user information, CD-Key, and other information. And in Windows Vista®, it asks information such as computer name, CD-Key before the copying process. One cannot install Windows Vista in formatted drives using FAT32 file systems. You have to have NTFS formatted partition to install Windows Vista. Windows Vista aims at future security of the operating system and also the installation process is fast compared to Windows® XP.
Icons on desktop
In Windows® XP, address bar shows path as "C: My Folder My Next Level Folder”. But in Windows Vista Explorer, it has been redesigned to show path as “Computer > Local Disk (C:) > My Folder > My Next Level Folder >”. The icons on the desktop has been made larger compared to that of the icons in Windows® XP. Windows Vista® comes with much more stylish looking icons on desktop.
Windows® XP comes with NT boot loader, similar to the earlier version booting processes. Windows Vista has been replaced with the Windows® boot manager. In Windows Vista and successive operating systems the boot process is different. Here, the boot sector loads the Windows Boot Manager (BOOTMGR), which in turn accesses the Boot Configuration Data store to load the operating system.
A new feature called “Aero” is present in Windows Vista. If the system contains a high resolution graphics card, it enables you to view the open window as a 3D window and this feature is not present in Windows® XP. The taskbar and open window can have a semi-transparent effect with the help of “Aero” option in Windows Vista.