Win Vista Business to Win XP Pro


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Kamlesh

Dear All
i have win vista business edition which we can covert to win xp pro as my
dealer told confirmed the same.

Can i use win xp pro oem edition cd and den activate windows using vista cd
key?

Please explain the procedure how to this.Is it require to clean win xp
install or i can downgrade directly.

Pl check the below post where I'm not able to open the procedure given in
the post.
Let me explain something on your downgrade question:

OEM downgrade rights for desktop PC operating systems apply to Windows Vista
Business and Windows Vista Ultimate as stated in the License Terms. Please
note, OEM downgrade versions of Windows Vista Business and Windows Vista
Ultimate are limited to Windows XP Professional (including Windows XP Tablet
PC Edition and Windows XP x64 Edition). End users can use the following media
for their downgrade: Volume Licensing media (provided the end user has a
Volume Licensing agreement), retail (FPP), or system builder hologram CD
(provided the software is acquired in accordance with the Microsoft OEM
System Builder License). Use of the downgraded operating system is governed
by the Windows Vista Business License Terms, and the end user cannot use both
the downgrade operating system and Windows Vista Business. There are no
downgrade rights granted for Windows Vista Home Basic or Windows Vista Home
Premium.

For more information, please refer to the following site:

http://download.microsoft.com/downl...cbd-699b0c164182/royaltyoemreferencesheet.pdf

In addition, I would like to confirm why you would like to downgrade from
Windows Vista Business to Windows XP Professional. Does any issue occur on
your Windows Vista system? I would like to check whether I can be of
assistance and help you continue to use Windows Vista without downgrading to
previous versions.

Hope it helps.

Best regards,
Tim Quan
Microsoft Online Community Support

Kamlesh
 
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C

Colin Barnhorst

No. It won't activate. I believe that you would use the XP pk but with
phone activation, not internet.
 
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Bruce Chambers

Kamlesh said:
Dear All
i have win vista business edition which we can covert to win xp pro as my
dealer told confirmed the same.

Can i use win xp pro oem edition cd and den activate windows using vista cd
key?

No. First of all, an OEM license can never, ever be transferred to any
computer other than the one with which it was purchased and/or first
installed upon. Secondly, a Vista Product Key won't work for WinXP.
Can't imagine why you'd think it could. You need to use a retail (or a
System Builder/OEM license that has *never* been installed on another
computer)license and matching WinXP Product Key. (The paragraph you
quoted below already clearly explained this, by the way.)

Please explain the procedure how to this.Is it require to clean win xp
install or i can downgrade directly.

Certainly it requires a clean installation. To date, I've never heard
of *any* operating system, by any manufacturer, that can perform an
in-place downgrade.

Pl check the below post where I'm not able to open the procedure given in
the post.
Let me explain something on your downgrade question:

OEM downgrade rights for desktop PC operating systems apply to Windows Vista
Business and Windows Vista Ultimate as stated in the License Terms. Please
note, OEM downgrade versions of Windows Vista Business and Windows Vista
Ultimate are limited to Windows XP Professional (including Windows XP Tablet
PC Edition and Windows XP x64 Edition). End users can use the following media
for their downgrade: Volume Licensing media (provided the end user has a
Volume Licensing agreement), retail (FPP), or system builder hologram CD
(provided the software is acquired in accordance with the Microsoft OEM
System Builder License). Use of the downgraded operating system is governed
by the Windows Vista Business License Terms, and the end user cannot use both
the downgrade operating system and Windows Vista Business. There are no
downgrade rights granted for Windows Vista Home Basic or Windows Vista Home
Premium.

For more information, please refer to the following site:

http://download.microsoft.com/downl...cbd-699b0c164182/royaltyoemreferencesheet.pdf

In addition, I would like to confirm why you would like to downgrade from
Windows Vista Business to Windows XP Professional. Does any issue occur on
your Windows Vista system? I would like to check whether I can be of
assistance and help you continue to use Windows Vista without downgrading to
previous versions.


However, there could be a couple possible adverse repercussions of
which you should be aware. First and foremost, if the specific computer
model in question was designed specifically for Vista, there may well be
no WinXP-specific device drivers available to make the computer's
diverse components work properly. Consult the computer's manufacturer
about the availability of device drivers. Secondly, removing an
OEM-installed operating system and replacing it with another will almost
invariably void any and all support agreements and, sometimes, even the
warranty. You would, at the very least, have to re-install Vista before
getting any support from the manufacturer. Again, consult the
computer's manufacturer for specifics. Thirdly, there may be the
additional cost involved in purchasing a WinXP license for this new
computer.

After backing up any data you wish to transfer to the new OS
installation, simply boot from the WinXP installation CD. You'll be
offered the opportunity to delete, create, and format partitions as part
of the installation process. (You may need to re-arrange the order of
boot devices in the PC's BIOS to boot from the CD.)

HOW TO Install Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;316941

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/clean_install.htm

Then, assuming you were successful in obtaining WinXP-specific
device drivers so that the computer can be made to work with WinXP, the
backed up data can be restored and applications (those that are
WinXP-compatible, that is) re-installed.




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Bruce Chambers

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