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Need Help Ridding Laptop Of Vista

By TheProphet
Mar 7, 2008
  1. Hey all,

    I'm sure this question has been asked a million times, but I think I have my own issue here.

    My friend recently came into possession of a Dell laptop with Vista included. Unhappy with the OS, I've taken it off her hands to load XP back on it. Started by loading the bios and switching the first startup to locating the CD Drive, thrown the disc in, deleted the whole partition and begun the installation. After it clears the partition and resets to continue installing XP, it asks to start from the CD again and if you don't, it just reloads into Vista.

    What?

    I deleted the partition, I wiped the whole computer, yet after it finishes the first segment of the installation of XP, it just reloads Vista like nothing ever happened. How do I continue the installation of XP, or actually install the thing in general?

    If anyone could resolve my issue on this as soon as possible, that would be great as I'm on an unfortunate deadline.
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Well the deadline may have expired

    But you have not removed the Vista Partition
    You have removed the Vista Recovery Partition
    Go back and remove All partitions
     
  3. TheProphet

    TheProphet TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Theres only one partition when I start it up, and after Ive deleted it, theres one partition there saying 'Unpartitioned Space', thats it. Theres only one.
     
  4. jonmcc33

    jonmcc33 TS Rookie Posts: 60

    Sorry, I just gotta laugh at the people that can't take Vista. It's not really that much different than navigating in Windows XP.
     
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    You must have two drives (somehow) then
    Because it's impossible!

    Please reply back to tell me what the silly mistake is :)
     
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