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Old 11-10-2006, 07:38 AM   #1
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Well, people say that downgrding from Vista to XP with Windows.old is impossible. Well, Wednesday, I decided to confront this statement. I took Windows.old, stuck it in F:\ and went with the Windows XP setup. I formatted the C: partition and I hard resetted. I copied Windows, and all the folders via WinPE (Could have been done in Recovery Console) and I went in the console after. I copied all the boot files in the C:\ directory and I typed fixmbr and fixboot. Within 4 hours (Transfer of files is long!), there we go. I am back in, the way I left it.
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Well, people say that downgrding from Vista to XP with Windows.old is impossible. Well, Wednesday, I decided to confront this statement. I took Windows.old, stuck it in F:\ and went with the Windows XP setup. I formatted the C: partition and I hard resetted. I copied Windows, and all the folders via WinPE (Could have been done in Recovery Console) and I went in the console after. I copied all the boot files in the C:\ directory and I typed fixmbr and fixboot. Within 4 hours (Transfer of files is long!), there we go. I am back in, the way I left it.
wut you mean like installing 98?vista isnt out yet is it?i thought it was comin in january or something
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Old 11-10-2006, 11:40 AM   #3
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yes, but Vista completely trashes the Windows XP boot file. Remember, Pre-RTM is what I have. All I did was that I formatted Vista because it kept locking up. Well, I had to revert to XP. Then, I decided to try to return the the old windows I had in there. with a bit of copying and manual fixes, it was possible. You can downgrade a PC, but it takes experience.
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yes, but Vista completely trashes the Windows XP boot file. Remember, Pre-RTM is what I have. All I did was that I formatted Vista because it kept locking up. Well, I had to revert to XP. Then, I decided to try to return the the old windows I had in there. with a bit of copying and manual fixes, it was possible. You can downgrade a PC, but it takes experience.
yea i can do it......so vista is out
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Pre-RTM is on the torrent channels.
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why didn't you just put vista on a different drive other than making another partition on your main hhd ? when i test out new OS's i just install them to a blank hhd, via format.

if the Os turns out to suck, i just re-format the hhd..i test alot of programs on a second hhd before i'll install them to the main hhd...seperate partitions of coarse.

edit: yeah, i have been hearing about alot of people having trouble with vista, maybe micro$oft did not work all the bugs out, before they released the beta to the public.
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Pre-RTM is on the torrent channels.
wuts pre-RTM?PRE REALESE? i wouldnt suggest it if it was
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why didn't you just put vista on a different drive other than making another partition on your main hhd ? when i test out new OS's i just install them to a black hhd, via format.

if the Os turns out to suck, i just re-format the hhd..i test alot of programs on a second hhd before i'll install them to the main hhd...seperate partitions of coarse.

edit: yeah, i have been hearing about alot of people having trouble with vista, maybe micro$oft did not work all the bugs out, before they released the beta to the public.
One: The other drive is a 10.2GB drive. Two: I hate dual boot, believe it or not. And Vista will screw with Any other OSes on any drive.
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wuts pre-RTM?PRE REALESE? i wouldnt suggest it if it was
Pre-RTM is Release to Manufacturing. It's a stable OS, but open for modifications. Still has bugs though.
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One: The other drive is a 10.2GB drive. Two: I hate dual boot, believe it or not. And Vista will screw with Any other OSes on any drive.
yeah, like i said in the other post...i think i'll wait til they work out all the bugs 1st before i invest in trying out the OS.
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