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Is it possible to roll back a factory stock vista machine to xp withou


Cynincomic
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So yeah... pretty sick of vista pains and want xp back, any way that anyone knows of to have xp as the only OS on a vista machine? i heard something about microsoft planning for everyone to hate vista and making the machines with a hardwired incompatability. kinda a cruel move in my opinion

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As to your second post, I would love to hear the source for that - seems a bit silly. Anyway, if you just want XP, flatten the OS drive and boot from XP install media to get rid of Vista, that works.

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yeah, im not sure where it came from either but thats not that important... quick question from me, whats "flattening OS drive" in lamens terms... it brings some amusing hammer-related images to mind

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LOL - it involvs inserting the real OS install disc (not a recovery CD, but the actual Windows install disc) into the drive, rebooting, and doing a clean install. AKA, "flattening the drive" in parlance.

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yeah, perhaps ill try the OEM whatever the hell thing my roomie has =/

see if my desktop likes it more than my laptop, cause when i tried on my laptop it bluescreened and crashed out before anything got accomplished

edit/update: whats it mean when it cant copy the "cmnicfg.xml" file... not sure what it does... is it just a scratch on the disk or something?

further edit: trusty google has revealed this... http://www.lancelhoff.com/setup-cannot-cop...ile-cmnicfgxml/ Reformatting the boot drive it is =/

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