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Windows 7: How to install XP over vista on Acer Aspire 5737Z

14 Nov 2009   #1

windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
How to install XP over vista on Acer Aspire 5737Z

Hello Team,

My friend has Acer aspire 5738Z 32-bit which pre-installed vista and he wants to install windows XP. Please could you tell me, how to install windows XP? There is anything should be change in BIOS. Your immediate instructions will be high appreciated. He is going to install windows XP.

Thank you.

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14 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Link2aavash View Post
Hello Team,

My friend has Acer aspire 5738Z 32-bit which pre-installed vista and he wants to install windows XP. Please could you tell me, how to install windows XP? There is anything should be change in BIOS. Your immediate instructions will be high appreciated. He is going to install windows XP.

Thank you.
Make sure that he has his XP disc/key ready, any data from Vista that he wants backed up, the drivers for his SATA HD on a Disc (This may not be necessary)

First step...do the above
Second Step...boot the XP disc and if it recognizes his HD than you are almost golden
Third Step...Install XP
Fourth Step...Enjoy!

Even though we are a Windows 7 help forum...don't be a stranger and come back to ask questions even if you run XP
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14 Nov 2009   #3

windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks mate, but I wants to clear that I can install XP over vista. Coz he wants to delete vista than install XP. There is no need to change any BIOS setting for sata HD.
Thank you very much for spend your valuable time.
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14 Nov 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

Use the XP installer to delete the underlying Vista and format the drive before installing XP.
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15 Nov 2009   #5

windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Use the XP installer to delete the underlying Vista and format the drive before installing XP.
How to do that ?, could u tell me step by step before clean install windows xp?
I wil be waiting your response.
Thank you.
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15 Nov 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Boot into the XP installer.

When it shows you the installations currently on the hard drive and asks you what you want to do, delete and format the drive NTFS.

Now XP will install onto that drive. As Zidane says, if it will recognize the drive then it should install.
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15 Nov 2009   #7

windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Boot into the XP installer.

When it shows you the installation currently on the hard drive and asks you what you want to do, delete it and format the drive NTFS.

Now XP will install onto that drive. As Zidane says, if it will recognize the drive then it should install.
Thank you Buddy, hope this will help me. I am going to install xp, if I facing something error while booting xp, I will back again here.hope you guys help me.
thank you.
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