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Jan 14th, 2010 08:48 AM
kahljorn If you use that program that fathomzero recommended you should be able to DELETE the vista partition and combine it with your xp one. So you could transfer all the needed files from the vista partition to your xp partition, and then just format the vista one and use that program to combine them.

also if you do that and vista transfers over you might be able to remove it through START/RUN/MSCONFIG/BOOT, but i dont know for sure

in fact if you dont mind having two partitions you might just be able to delete it that way :O :O :O
Jan 13th, 2010 03:38 AM
kahljorn oh, you have a laptop? Are you trying to save the data on it?

otherwise you should just delete the old partition :O

Do you have another computer that you can like download drivers and stuff from? otherwise you might want to make sure you at least have sata drivers just in case
Jan 13th, 2010 12:55 AM
Zhukov Hmmm, I must assume that you have a similar problem.

I haven't really fixed it yet, actually. Still running a dual install. My IT friend keeps promising to fix it, but the last time I gave him my laptop he just installed a cracked version of borderlands. Said e thought that's what I wanted him to do
Jan 12th, 2010 12:31 AM
kahljorn Did you ever get this resolved dude?
Nov 24th, 2009 05:21 AM
Zhukov Ta. That can be plan B. Plan A involves my IT friend doing it for me, so I hope that happens.
Nov 22nd, 2009 12:46 PM
Fathom Zero I have suggestions, but I'm afraid you might fuck something up.


Download this and burn it or stick it on a USB key. When you stick it in your computer, just get to the option where you format your disc. Vista sounds like it has to be nuked before it dies.

Also, keep the disc with the rest of your computer stuffs. It's a handy tool.
Nov 22nd, 2009 12:39 PM
Zhukov The best I could get was a dual install of XP and Vista. This sucks. I want to get rid of the Vista side of things because it takes up so much room, but I am a computer retard.
Nov 11th, 2009 10:54 AM
Nov 11th, 2009 08:00 AM
Zhukov WTF I used magnets and I can't seem to get it right
Nov 10th, 2009 12:48 PM
Fathom Zero I hear magnets help.
Nov 10th, 2009 08:14 AM
Zhukov Oh damn, that sucks. Thanks though.
Nov 9th, 2009 05:51 PM
Pub Lover No, I did this recently too. Vista fucks up XPs shit if you don't deleted it completely first.
Nov 8th, 2009 02:14 AM
Zhukov Thanks guys. Tried this and now it just wont load at all I think my uh, pirated CD might be fucked.
Nov 7th, 2009 02:36 PM
Fathom Zero And if you don't know how to get to da BIOS, it's usually anything on the top row of a keyboard, ESC, F1-12, or Delete. Also, depending on the computer, there might be a different button and screen for the BIOS and the boot priority, like on my computer where I think esc brings up the boot and F9 or something brings up the BIOS.
Nov 7th, 2009 12:50 PM
Mad Melvin Usually "advanced BIOS settings" -> "Boot device priority" -> Put DVD-drive on the top of the list.
Nov 7th, 2009 10:03 AM
Installing XP

Running Vista, want XP, how do I change my BIOS to allow me to run from the disc drive when I first boot up? The XP disc wont allow me to install once Vista is running; the 'install' option is greyed out on the discs pop up screen.

Thanks for any help. Easier to ask here than spend hours googling btw.

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