Uninstall Windows Vista, Remove Windows Vista or
Delete Vista install
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WARNING - Vista does not have an uninstall option in
add/remove programs, upgrade is permanent. You should parallel install Vista
at the beginning until you get use to it.
Remove Vista from duel boot system Option 1
Remove Vista from duel boot system Option
Removing Vista from a duel boot system is not a task for
the faint hearted, so make sure you do a full back up before trying. as
there is a chance of hard drive destruction.
The main reason for this problem is the new boot loader.
So follow the next steps after you backup.
- Make double sure you have backed up.
- Now boot of your XP CD
- Boot into recovery console by pressing "R" at the
- Type command "FIXBOOT C:" (No speech marks)
- Next type "FIXMBR", read serious warning messages and
press "Y" to continue
- Exit and reboot.
- Finally edit Boot.ini and delete line with "Longhorn" or
"Vista" on it and delete the folder Vista resides in.
Boot your computer in to Windows XP.
Ensure you have the Vista DVD in the DVD drive.
Go to “Start” and “Run”. Type in “d:\boot\bootsect.exe
/nt52 ALL /force” (without quotes, plus replace d: with the
drive letter of your Vista DVD).
Restart the computer, and you will notice the boot
selection menu is gone.
Format the partition/drive where you had Vista
Remove two files (Boot.BAK & Bootsect.BAK) on
your XP root folder (C:)..
And now you have returned your computer to its previous state, without
Vista and without the new bootloader.
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