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Old 07-15-2008, 09:27 AM
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Default How to install Vista?

Hi all,

I have purchased HP laptop a few months back where the OS is VISTA.
And yesterday i installed XP PRO with one of my friends Dell CD.

So while installing it didn't ask me any SCSI drivers but it only asked to change the directory (where already VISTA is there in C:\Windows) so I just changed the directory to C:\XP.

After sucessful installation of XP there my bad time started like
1. its not giving me the option to choose OS
2. I am not able to access my recover manager even while pressing F11 at the time of boot.
3. All the driver softwares are not supporting to XP.
4. and the main problem since its DELL CD its asking me for XP activation.

Please help me on how to get access to re install my Vista os back from recovery manager (My bad luck is i did not took any backup of recovery files)

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Old 07-15-2008, 03:56 PM
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Dell and HP operating system disks are not interchangeable.

Go here to HP and order the recovery disks. Think twice next time before you try tochange operating systems without making backups, because HP will most probably charge you for them...

HP Notebook PCs*-* Obtaining a Recovery CD or DVD set for Windows Vista*


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as wombat said. They are not interchangeable....The discs are a type of slip stream using a special tool from microsoft so that specific drivers and files can be installed for the motherboard and hardware of each system. Installing driver files to be loaded at next reboot will cause all kinds of issues.

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