How to remove Vista?

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  1. rajsujayks

    rajsujayks CSE Freak!

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    I have a Dell Inspiron 530 desktop with the following configuration:

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.4Ghz
    2x1 GB DDR2 667 Mhz RAM
    nVidia GeForce 8600GT 256MB graphics card
    250GB SATAII hard disk

    I have Windows XP SP3 installed in the C: drive. Two months ago, I installed Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit in the I: drive. After two months of usage, I did not like Vista. Now I want to remove it. I don't want to harm my XP settings and my ton load of apps in it. How do I do it?

    My hard disk is partitioned as follows:

    C: 40GB
    D: 30GB
    E: 30GB
    F: 30GB
    G: 30GB
    H: 30GB
    I: 30GB
    J: 14GB
     
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    Try this guide:

    Code:
    http://www.windowsreinstall.com/winvista/uninstall/
    It's working...
     
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    Thanks di9it for your guide. Shall try it out at once...
     
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    Can you suggest some other method? Option 2 does not seem to work for Vista 64-bit. Please note: My XP is 32-bit and Vista is 64-bit. In Option 1, will it remove my windows updates? They are precious as I'm only on dial-up...Please suggest an easier option. Thanks in advance...
     
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    Download and install Vista Boot Pro 3.3. Uninstall vista bootloader using bootloader options ie
    shift to windows legacy Bootloader. Confirm this by restarting the PC. You will see only
    XP as boot option. Simply format the partition containing Vista or delete all Vista files after
    enabling show hidden files option.
     
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    Option 1 will only modify the boot sector of ur hard disk and will write the XP boot loader into it. It has nothing to do with ur Windows XP installation, installed apps, updates...
    Although both options do the same job of restoring the XP boot loader into the boot sector. You can use Option 2 for removing your Vista 64-bit installation too.
    Its quite easy and i have tested it even for 64-bit Windows 7...
     
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