Failed to install Windows XP over Vista

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lkboone Posts 4 Registration date Monday January 28, 2019 Status Member Last seen June 15, 2020 - Updated on Jan 29, 2019 at 04:11 AM
 Blocked Profile - Jan 29, 2019 at 06:28 PM
Hi,

My daughter tried installing XP over Vista. Didn't work, so how can I fix it? Laptop was given to me with no recovery disc.

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Jan 29, 2019 at 05:14 PM
XP is a step down. Unless you have XP SP3, you won't even be able to connect to the internet. Why do you want to try to downgrade the OS?
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lkboone Posts 4 Registration date Monday January 28, 2019 Status Member Last seen June 15, 2020
Jan 29, 2019 at 06:25 PM
My daughter thought she was upgrading
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Jan 29, 2019 at 06:28 PM
Nope, although XP is better, it is older. Check this out for history if you care. Just go in and DEFRAG drive, run SFC SCANNOW, and clear all browser cache. Remove any programs you know are FREE, and you should have a stable box for a little while.
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Daniel Telele Posts 1227 Registration date Tuesday March 7, 2017 Status Member Last seen November 4, 2021 6,277
Jan 29, 2019 at 04:11 AM
Hello,

What kind of laptop do you have?

Regards,
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lkboone Posts 4 Registration date Monday January 28, 2019 Status Member Last seen June 15, 2020
Jan 29, 2019 at 06:09 AM
Oh heck. I'm so sorry thought I did. It is a Compaq presario f700 series. /. F730us.
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