I downloaded vista buisness and want to go back to xp but wont allow me help
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You need to erase the hard drive, prior to performing a clean reinstall of XP.
I've found Darik's Boot and Nuke, very effective for erasing all the data from a hard drive. See HERE
How to carry out a clean reinstall of XP.
Disconnect all the peripherals from the system except the keyboard, mouse and monitor.
This XP reinstallation GUIDE is excellent, or you can use Dell's XP Restallation Guide HERE.
While installing, remember to delete all existing partitions when you are prompted, then recreate the partitions and format the hard drive, following by installing XP.
After installing XP, you need to install the drivers and applications in the correct order, see HERE
Followed by installing the Anti Virus utility, updating the definitions, then all the critical Microsoft updates.
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