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Windows 7: How to install Vista on laptop...

12 Apr 2011   #1
Dgilliland001

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How to install Vista on laptop...

Hey all, i have an old laptop this is completly messed up... it wont start up, and it just goes to a blue screen. i hope some of you know what im talking about...

i cant get to any where to where i can uninstall the current OS... if i can i think i can re install Vista, or XP and get it working...

any help woud be awesome!! thanks...

sorry im a complete newb.


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12 Apr 2011   #2
biggles1000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

If you boot into an installation disc, you won't need to load windows off the hard drive, so it shouldn't blue screen
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12 Apr 2011   #3
biggles1000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

How much RAM does the laptop have? If less than 1GB I suggest you hunt around for an XP disc as vista will be very very slow on it and windows 7 won't do it many favors (but will be bearable)
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12 Apr 2011   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Do you have a Vista installation DVD?

If not look on first boot screen for the key to press for Factory Recovery, or post back the make/model and we will give you the steps to try full Factory Recovery from boot.
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13 Apr 2011   #5
theog

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