Fed up with Vista? Here are step-by-step instructions for downgrading back to the warm familiarity o

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Clear Windows, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. Fed up with Vista? Here are step-by-step instructions for downgrading back
    to the warm familiarity of Windows XP

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2287685,00.asp

    My comment: UPGRADE to XP, and get several IQ points back. XP= The last best
    OS made by Microsoft.

    article (multipage)

    If "buyer's remorse" describes regret and self-doubt after a costly
    purchase, then "upgrader's remorse" seems to sum up the feelings some people
    have after switching to Windows Vista.

    And why shouldn't they feel that way? Windows XP is noticeably faster than
    Vista on the same hardware, and it gets by with much less RAM and hard drive
    space. Microsoft's Service Pack 3 makes XP even faster, but the same cannot
    be said of Vista's Service Pack 1. And Windows Explorer crashes far more
    often in Vista (preceded, of course, by the notorious Green Ribbon of
    Death). Why, XP's staggeringly superior hardware support alone makes a
    convincing case for dumping Vista in favor of its predecessor.

    Problem is, downgrading a Vista PC to Windows XP can be a chore, and doubly
    so if you want to do it without reformatting your hard disk. The main
    roadblock is Windows Setup, which won't let you install an older version on
    top of a newer one; you are left with the tedious task of fooling Setup into
    thinking that there's no Windows at all on your PC.-Next: Regress Without
    Reformatting >
     
    Clear Windows, Apr 28, 2008
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  2. Q. "Fed up with Vista?"

    A. Not at all. However, folks who frequent this newsgroup
    are fed up with your off-topic postings that have nothing
    to do within the scope of this newsgroup. So, you might as
    well find a different forum for your unsolicited suggestions.
     
    Carey Frisch [MVP], Apr 28, 2008
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  3. Q. "Fed up with Vista?"

    This was part of the article my little frank-like MVP.
    Nothing to do with this newsgroup????????

    YOU ARE KIDDING RIGHT?

    The question "how to I format Vista and get back to XP?"

    is the one of the MOST COMMON QUESTION In this newsgroup!

    Now run along mvp... you don't want to really help people, you want to
    praise Vista, your God on a Disk.
     
    Clear Windows, Apr 28, 2008
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  4. No, the most common question in this newsgroup is not
    how to return to Windows XP. The most common question
    is related to asking a question about a Windows Vista issue
    and seeking advice as to how to solve it.
     
    Carey Frisch [MVP], Apr 28, 2008
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  5. Clear Windows

    Frank Guest

    Then take your own advice and do it cpain' crunch and don't ever come
    back to this ng ok?
    Frank
     
    Frank, Apr 28, 2008
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  6. Clear Windows

    Tony Guest

    Thank You!


    ...
     
    Tony, Apr 28, 2008
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  7. The most common question

    What you state is not a single question though.

    Lets not play counting games here. It has been asked several times
    and a site explaining how this can be done is useful for the people that
    want to know how to do it.
    It is 100% relative to vista.general, since it involves the removal of vista
    too.
    That explains a lot
     
    Clear Windows, Apr 28, 2008
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  8. there is no prerequisite of having vista to access and post on these
    newsgroups.
    Although I do have vista, I will never tell anyone who does not have vista
    to leave.

    I do think however that these newsgroups were made for humans. Trolls are
    not welcome..

    so please leave Mr Big Fat Troll.
     
    Clear Windows, Apr 28, 2008
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  9. Carey Frisch [MVP], Apr 28, 2008
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  10. Clear Windows

    Frank Guest

    Frank, Apr 28, 2008
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  11. Clear Windows

    Earle Horton Guest

    That doesn't mean it's any less valid. Microsoft lost me with all the
    gratuitous user interface changes in Vista. The first week I couldn't even
    find commonly used functions. I used to work in Microsoft systems
    development, and I understand why they do this, but it doesn't change the
    fact that they are ***holes.

    Cheers,

    Earle
     
    Earle Horton, Apr 28, 2008
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  12. Windows Vista for Dummies
    http://www.dummies.com/WileyCDA/DummiesTitle/Windows-Vista-For-Dummies.productCd-0471754218.html

    Windows Vista Step by Step
    http://www.microsoft.com/mspress/books/9362.aspx

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience -
    Windows Vista Enthusiast

    ---------------------------------------------------------------

    :

    That doesn't mean it's any less valid. Microsoft lost me with all the
    gratuitous user interface changes in Vista. The first week I couldn't even
    find commonly used functions. I used to work in Microsoft systems
    development, and I understand why they do this, but it doesn't change the
    fact that they are ***holes.

    Cheers,

    Earle
     
    Carey Frisch [MVP], Apr 28, 2008
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    C.B. Guest


    People whose machines have the necessary hardware and people who
    understand Vista have no problems using Vista. It's as simple as that.

    C.B.
     
    C.B., Apr 28, 2008
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  14. Clear Windows

    C.B. Guest


    Clear Windows doesn't have a clue about how to use Vista. His rants are
    an indication that he either lacks the necessary hardware and/or is
    incapable of understanding Vista.
    XP is an excellent OS. Vista is an excellent OS. To criticize those who
    have chosen to use Vista is childish behavior.

    C.B.
     
    C.B., Apr 28, 2008
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  15. Or does it mean you do not like change.

    If XP is so good does it mean we should stick with it for ever and Microsoft
    should stop wasting their time developing another OS as XP is soooo good no
    one would need anything else now but XP???

    NIK
     
    Nicholas Hall, Apr 28, 2008
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  16. Clear Windows

    Earle Horton Guest

    Redmond is just trying to sell more books. ;^)

    Earle
     
    Earle Horton, Apr 28, 2008
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  17. Clear Windows

    Spook 13 Guest

    XP is an excellent OS. Vista is an excellent OS.

    I have SP2 XP and it really is the most stable OS I have ever had. Vista
    crashed a bit but it goes OK since SP1 was installed. It will get better,
    people should just be patient. I remember the ranting a long time ago with
    Win 95 .... Bring back my dos etc ...
    Cheers
    http://warworld13.myminicity.com/
     
    Spook 13, Apr 28, 2008
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  18. Clear Windows

    Earle Horton Guest

    Lots of changes in Vista do not have any purpose. I object to having to
    retrain myself so some Docker-wearing twenty-something can justify their
    Harvard diploma in user interface design and demonstrate their supposed
    marketing expertise. Change for the sake of change is crap, but sure if
    change is necessary for real progress then I will change when I am ready to
    do so. I believe I make myself clear here, and I do not need you putting
    words in my mouth.

    Retraining people to adapt to new technology is big business, I understand
    that, but I do not believe that "Windows Desktop Experience Mentor" is a
    valid professional designation. Of course new OS will be needed but it is a
    lot like haute couture. A pair of jeans and a hairy chest works just fine
    for me.

    Cheers,

    Earle
     
    Earle Horton, Apr 28, 2008
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  19. I have multiple computers with vista, I also support many people who have
    vista. That does not mean I have to really like it.
    At most I just bear with the crap MS has pushed out. All the problems are
    not due to lack of knowlage on my part.
    Its clearly bad design. I never ever said anything bad about any version of
    windows with the exception of windows Me,
    and I have never said a bad word in any newsgroup of which I have been part
    of with the exception of the vista newsgroup.

    Someone who knows what he is doing has to speak up.

    Whenever anyone has I problem I solve it.

    My personal record is that there has never been one problem I was unable to
    fix in my 10 year experience on fixing and supporting computers.

    Generally I am known as Mr. Fix it. These are not my words but other
    peoples...

    But technical stuff is only a part of what I do ... I try my best to achieve
    mastery on whatever I do and I am in constant study.

    Your conclusions about me are incorrect, perhaps based on the fact that I
    also post funny stuff in here...

    Don't confuse being silly on purpose with the ability to be dead serious
    when there is a need.
     
    Clear Windows, Apr 28, 2008
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    Frank Guest

    All of the above statement is just plain old BULLSH*T!
    Then that completely eliminates you.
    More BULLSH*T! You use google and tell people to use third party
    utilities, which often are the source of many user problems. I've seen
    how you say you configure your installs of Vista and I know for a fact
    that you don't know what your doing.
    More BULLSH*T? Hell, you can't even get your one little install of Vista
    to run properly.
    Who do you think you're fooling, huh?
    Hahahahahahaha....yeah...mr fix it...hahahaha!
    You need to get a real life. Vista owns your pathetically stupid and
    incompetent as*.
    Funny? You think you're funny...well granted...that is funny...LOL!
    Don't worry capion' crunch, we'll never make that mistake, I guarantee it!
    Frank
     
    Frank, Apr 28, 2008
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