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Vista downgrade to XP

By Lvimpala70
Mar 6, 2007
  1. I have a Dell system I am installing for a doctors office that is not compatible with a lot of the medical software they have. The Dell is brand new out of the box with Vista. I want to install XP pro so they will be able to use this machine. I want to just install XP and not remove Vista, then tell it to just boot up woth xp. Or should I wipe the drive clean? This machine has NO IDE! So it is all SCSI. It does have a floppy drive hook up but no floppy, I will install that and just put in my boot disk. What I worry about is will vista allow another OS on the drive?
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

  3. Lvimpala70

    Lvimpala70 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    crap

    looks like I have to wipe the drive clean and do a freash install
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Lvimpala70,
    Vista is a new OS... You can can set up a "test" Vista system to run the doctors office software and utilities, and keep XP only on the work stations for now
     
  5. Lvimpala70

    Lvimpala70 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    ?

    the software they have will not work on vista at all
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    This doesn't surprize me... So all new Dell's come with Vista preinstalled?
     
  7. Lvimpala70

    Lvimpala70 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    I think

    I believe all new Dells that are sold at the stores or the dell locations mostly have the Vista on them. You have to mail order if you want XP
     
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