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Default Mini 12 Vista to XP help - 08-30-2009, 07:58 PM

I have a Dell Mini 12 with Vista OS that is horribly slow, so I'm trying to change the OS to windows XP. I am using the disc that came with my mini 10 (a recovery OS disc for XP) but for some reason it will not let me change the OS to XP even going into F12 mode.

any help in changing it to XP?
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Default 08-31-2009, 06:14 PM

I think you may have to format and do a clean install in order to downgrade an OS, You may be able to install xp on a new partition if you want to dual boot. If I were you I'd just go 7.. Download the RC, It'll be good for a year, giving you time to go out and buy a copy ( look for deals/sales ) I got a copy a while back of 7home for 50 bucks, they might do another promotion sale before the scheduled release in October.
If your a die hard XP advocate, hopefully one of these links will help:
FAQ: Giving up on Vista? Here's how to downgrade to XP,2817,2287685,00.asp

The restore disk should work...

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