How to officially uninstall Vista? (Business)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Paine, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. Paine

    Paine Guest

    I've decided that my comp isn't quite ready for Vista yet, and I want to go
    back to XP. I've heard that a Vista key is only good once unless you
    uninstall the first instance of it. How do I uninstall my Vista so that I
    will be able to use the product key again later when I reinstall it?
     
    Paine, Feb 3, 2007
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    Charles Guest

    Have you Activated?
    Check Computer properties and see. If not, you have not soiled the key.

    If you have, you can still install on another computer, but you will
    probably need to phone Activate and explain. The Phone activation support
    is darn good about doing the right thing.

    No Uninstall. Move your data off the drive, Partition and format with an XP
    disk and install XP clean.

    CharlesE
     
    Charles, Feb 3, 2007
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    Rock Guest

    Save what data you want to save, then use the XP CD to do a clean install of
    XP, just as if you installing XP clean on a drive that didn't contain Vista.

    http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html
     
    Rock, Feb 3, 2007
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