Getting rid of vista

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Prez

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Ok, my dad upgraded his laptop to vista and he HATES it, so I'm trying to get XP back.

Apparently the only way to do it is shrink the HD volume and install XP on the new partition.

My problem is that it will only let me shrink it 355mb even though I have 14gb free space.

I need over 1200mb to install XP.

So am I going about this the right way? If so how can I get more volume for the new partition?

If there's a different or easier way to replace vista w/ XP let me know!

Thanks.

Here's the computer summery:

Computer
Operating System Microsoft Windows Longhorn Home Edition
OS Service Pack None

Motherboard
CPU Type Unknown, 1500 MHz
Motherboard Name Hewlett-Packard 3088
Motherboard Chipset Unknown
System Memory 502 MB
BIOS Type Unknown (04/20/06)

Display
Video Adapter Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM) (128 MB)
Video Adapter Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM) (128 MB)
Monitor Generic PnP Monitor [NoDB] (16062592)
Monitor Generic PnP Monitor [NoDB] (16062592)
Monitor Generic PnP Monitor [NoDB] (16062592)

Multimedia
Audio Adapter Speakers (SoundMAX Integrated D

Storage
Disk Drive ST94813A ATA Device
Optical Drive TSSTcorp CDW/DVD TS-L462C ATA Device

Partitions
C: (NTFS) 37819 MB (14410 MB free)

Input
Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse Microsoft USB IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0
Mouse Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad

Network
Network Adapter Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
Network Adapter Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter (192.168.254.2)
Modem Agere Systems AC'97 Modem

Peripherals
Printer HP Photosmart 7150 series
Printer Microsoft XPS Document Writer
USB Device Microsoft USB IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0
 

DaveA

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If you have the HP CD's all you need to do is to BOOT to the CD and do a clean install. But before you do that make sure that you backup ALL of his data.
 

Prez

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Got it figured out. Had to disable duel-boot and then it let me boot from the cd.

Thanks!
 
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