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Old 03-21-2011, 12:37 PM   #1
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Default restoring Windows XP

I have a Dell XPS 400 that previously had XP home on it. Stupidly, I upgraded it to a Vista trial and did not realize it. Now, The trial has expired and I am trying to restore it back to XP. I already backed up the windows.old files to a portable hard drive. When I try to restore it back, It asks for the Administrator password, but every time I put it in it says it is incorrect. I even opened the secret one in Vista and still it is not working. I really don't care if I lose anything, this pc just had a whole new hard drive installed after a virus wiped most of it out. Also, it does not have internet on it, so I can't download anything.
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:58 PM   #2
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Default Re: restoring Windows XP

There's a way to get around that, but you'll have to download the file to a flash drive or something to restore the file permissions.

Download this file, unzip it and follow the instructions in the text file.

http://www.amdarchive.com/upload/files/PR.zip
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just wanted to say i am doing all of this in safe mode, and now it is not registering when I have a USB in
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