Uninstall Windows® Vista and install Windows® XP
Points to consider before uninstalling Windows Vista® and installing Windows® XP
Microsoft® has always provided its user with new and improved operating systems. The features of these operating systems have been improving constantly so it is necessary to upgrade the operating systems as the advanced and updated OS are introduced. After the long run of Microsoft® Windows® XP, Microsoft® launched Windows Vista®. Although, Windows Vista® shows improvement in all aspects, its compatibility issue has always been problematic for users. Its poor compatibility affects the performance of the system to a large extent hence causing problems for users. So, a lot of people still prefer to uninstall Vista® and install Windows® XP.
The following points will discuss this topic in detail:
- Need to uninstall Windows Vista®
- Uninstallation of Windows Vista®
- Installation of Windows® XP
Need to uninstall Windows Vista®
Windows Vista® has come with some great features. Its beautiful and voguish desktop has been an eye catching feature for computer users. Its new features show an improved performance of the system, but there is a problem with Windows Vista® that has been faced by every other user. The problem is its poor compatibility with many programs and its instability. Its compatibility issues affect badly on the performance of the system, forcing users to downgrade the operating system. But there are certain issues that must be kept in mind while going down from Windows Vista® to Windows® XP.
Uninstallation of Windows Vista®
It is fairly easy to uninstall Windows Vista® but the user must have a backup of the system to protect the data from being damaged or destroyed. First of all, boot the system in Windows® XP, after it places the Vista® DVD in the system’s DVD drive. After that go to ‘Start’ and ‘Run’. After the completion of this process d:bootbootsect.exe /nt52 ALL /force restart the system, in it the boot selection menu will not be present. The formation of partition drive would be done on that place where Windows Vista® has been installed. Remove two files from the system named Boot.Bak and Bootsect.Bak from the system. Restart the system again and the system would go in the previous state (before the installation of Windows Vista®)
The installation of Windows® XP is quiet easy. First of all insert the bootable XP CD. As the system is booting, press any key to boot from the CD. The user must agree to the license agreement. Select the hard drive in which the user wants to install the operating system. After it, press Enter for unpartitioned space. Format the system and finally follow the instructions that have been provided by the setup. Select the language of the system and provide all the necessary information. In this way, Windows® would be installed.
Some of the common problems that can encounter in the system while installation is a blank screen that is shown on the desktop after the installation. Another very common issue is the system restarts automatically after the installation of Windows® XP. Sometimes the confusing messages appear on the screen to press ‘Esc’ to restart the system. In such cases, start a fresh installation all over again by unplugging all the devices except keyboard and mouse.