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Downgrade from Vista to XP is now legal if...

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Downgrade from Vista to XP is now legal if...

Unread postby ndmmxiaomayi » September 22nd, 2007, 9:19 am

You are using Vista Ultimate or Vista Business. :)

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Unread postby Elrond » September 25th, 2007, 1:17 am

Zero bump
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Unread postby Spildit » September 25th, 2007, 12:15 pm

Or if you buy a legit windows xp :)
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Unread postby LitomoSilver » September 26th, 2007, 5:15 pm

Wait, what?!

This doesn't apply to all versions of Windows Vista?

Okay so what do you do if you have Windows Vista Home Premium?
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Unread postby ndmmxiaomayi » September 27th, 2007, 12:38 am

You still can do so... but not in the way Microsoft expects you to.

There are 2 options.

1. Upgrade to Vista Business or Vista Ultimate then downgrade it.

2. Wipe out the installation of Vista with a Linux OS, then wipe it again to install XP or other OS.

I use option 2... no money for option 1.
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Unread postby Spildit » September 27th, 2007, 3:08 pm

2. Wipe out the installation of Vista with a Linux OS, then wipe it again to install XP or other OS.


I would wipe the drive with DBan instead !
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Unread postby ndmmxiaomayi » September 28th, 2007, 5:10 am

Spildit wrote:
2. Wipe out the installation of Vista with a Linux OS, then wipe it again to install XP or other OS.


I would wipe the drive with DBan instead !


Never heard of DBan, is it something like Killdisk?
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Unread postby Spildit » September 28th, 2007, 12:35 pm

DBan = Darik's Boot and Nuke

http://dban.sourceforge.net/

It's a freeware tool that will write 0s to all sectors of the hard drive. It will wipe all the contents of the drive / partition that you select to wipe by re-writing 0 s, making data recovery impossible.
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Unread postby ndmmxiaomayi » September 28th, 2007, 12:42 pm

Cool. :)
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Unread postby shazam » October 13th, 2007, 5:32 pm

I thought that delete vista and installing xp legal.

So what work, format the hd and put xp on a vista pc? I don't see how that illegal??? You own xp and vista.

I am lost.
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