Downgrading vista help

By dbake24
Dec 12, 2007
  1. Well my computer is currently running Windows Vista Home Premium and I really want to go back to XP Professional. I have the disk and the key for it but when I click on the "Install Windows XP" icon its says:

    "This program has been blocked due to compatibility issues."

    i read a little further....

    then it says that I cannot complete this installation because the current OS I am running is newer than the one I am trying to install.

    How can I get around this message? Would creating a partition on the C drive work? Any help is appreciated.
  2. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595

    Here are your options :

    - You can dual boot,see HERE

    - You can dual boot, then delete Vista.

    -You can format the hardrive and install XP.

    See HERE and CD boot disks HERE

    Important notes :

    - Check the availability of XP drivers for all the hardware.

    (become an expert on your hardware.;) )

    - Be aware of any SATA hard drive issues.See HERE and HERE
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