Uninstalling Vista


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Guest

How do you uninstall windows vista, there is no uninstall button so can
someone please tell me how to uninstall this as nothing comes up in the new
programs folder for it, nor is there a add and remove programs anymore,
please can someone tell me how to get this if my comp.
 
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Guest

There is no way to roll back or uninstall Vista. It is not a program you
installed, you wrote a new operating system over your old one. Since I am
sure you were prudent, read all the instructions and made all the proper
backups before you did this, performing a fresh install of Windows XP should
be pain free, although it may be time consuming.

Good Luck!
 
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Guest

i Cant do i re-install of xp as it comes up that there is a newer version of
windows on the comp and it wont let me install a fresh xp, also i cant use
my system restore either to put the comp back to the way it was when i boguth
it and ran it the first time, is there no way at all to uninstall vista,
there must be some way that you can uninstall it to roll back to xp, if you
can think of someting i'd appreaciate it very much
 
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Guest

you can format the drive, then the install of xp won't complain about there
being a newer version of windows on it
 
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Rick

You cannot UNINSTALL Vista!

And, you probably cannot salvage what you lost
in your XP system.

You can probably boot withe the Vista DVD and
then delete any existing partition(s) on the
drive and do a clean install of Win XP.
 
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Guest

ye i suppose i could do that, or i think i'll just use my 3yr next day repair
and just get dell to come out and hopefully sort it out, hopefully, cheers
guys
 
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Guest

Just a thought on that. Check through your 3 year service contract to see if
significantly altering the software on the system is something that will void
the agreement. I have no idea if it will or won't, but it may be something
you want to heck into before you make the phonecall.
 
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Tom Scales

I can here Dell's laughter from here.

"You want us to come fix a problem caused by installing Vista? You're on
your own. That's not covered."

I see them on the floor near their desks, holding their stomachs, laughing
so hard they're drooling.

Tom
 
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Guest

Now i put vista beta 2 on my machine.. and accidently put it on my primary
drive. when it installs it tells you that it's setting your old windows files
as windows.old... because of this XP can't read them.. it's a beta.. u can
always "uninstall" it.. but it's not that easy.. so i wouldn't call it
uninstalling. i'd call it...kicking your machine then come home and acting
surprised. but.. ya.. if you didn't backup your files like is shouts at you a
thousand times.. then i feel your pain.. because now i have reinstall XP..
 
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Guest

i've checked dell and there comeing out, i have a 3yr next day on site repair
so ye there comeing out, anyway you should be able to repair your comp using
system restore to xp, i have another comp that is win 95, i've upgraded to
98, 98se, me, then xp and i can still restore my comp right back to win 95
with the system restore disk that came with the comp, i do it all the time.
So you should still be able to do it with this new machine i have, the only
differane with this new dell one to my old one is that i have the restore cd
for the old comp but with the new comp they have the flippin restore cd
already installed on the comp " which is mental" and because i've installed
vista on this comp i cant get access to the restore cd.

Crazy idea, i dont understand why companies dont just give you a disk
anymore like they did with my old one, Anyway i've phoned dell and they said
there guy wil be out with a restore cd and will get the comp back to the way
it was when i bought it and if it cant be dun then they'l take it back to the
factory and re-install the system software again.

thank god i actually have this 3yr next day onsite, still dont understand
why vista has been realeasd without an uninstall as everything else had one,
office 2007 has one, win xp had one win me had one so why vista is so
differant is beyond me. i gess there going to mess up a hell of alot of
peoples comps with this

Anyway guys cheers for your coments and help:)
 
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Guest

Even if Vista is placed on a separate drive and then removed by formating
that drive it can still cause problems as the boot loader remains. To remove
that use VistaBootPRO 2.0 (freeware).

I feel microsoft should make it clearer that Vista is not a usable OS for
general consumption. Reading through newsgroups it appears many people have
had to go back to basics to remove it.
 
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Colin Barnhorst

This is from GetReady prior to the end of the CPP enrollment. The page has changed to reflect the closure of the enrollment period.

From http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/preview.mspx

"Note: This is beta code and should not be used in a production environment or on a main machine in the home. Beta 2 is intended for developers, IT professionals and technology experts to continue or begin their testing of Windows Vista. Before you decide to use Beta 2, you should feel comfortable with installing operating systems, updating drivers, and general PC troubleshooting. Some risks of using beta operating systems include hardware and software incompatibility and system instability. If you have concerns about installing this beta software on your computer, we encourage you to obtain the final release version of Windows Vista when it is available in 2007."
 

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