Dear Webby: Problems with installing XP on Vista machines 

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From the Tech Support Pits: From: Debbie Re:Problem Installing XP onto a Vista machine Dear Webby, My mother just bought a Dell with Vista on it but she got hers at "big box" store so she can't return it to Dell. She has her old XP disks which are a 2002 version. She was told she couldn't install XP because the edition is too old. Is that true? She's amazingly good on the computer for being 81 but she's not sure how she can get that XP on her machine. Can you give us step by step instructions or direct us to where to find instructions? Thanks, Debbie Dear Debbie They lied to her. Even if she has a wide, sawed of yuppie monitor instead of the traditional 4:3 ratio monitor, DELL has the XP drivers for it. That company is just a store, not a maker. I doubt, that they really know more about it than the price and the shipping weight. I would recommend that she return the machine and get her money back, since they lied to her. Most of those "big box" stores have a 30 day money back guarantee. The real guru on conversions is Jerome "Jerome Daniher" Please keep in mind that Jerome and his company UPgrade machines from Vi$ta to XP as a business. They do it to raise money to pay the rent for the company facilities and to pay the staff wages. They are not funded by Walmart or by Microsoft. Expect to have to pay for their valuable time. They MAY be able to solve the problem over the phone, if you buy an hour or two of their time, but you may have to ship the machine and XP-CD to them to do it in their shop. You would probably be best off to negotiate a deal with them, and ship your machine to them. That way you are guaranteed that when it comes back in a day or two, ALL of it will be working properly, as if XP had been factory installed to begin with. Have FUN! DearWebby
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