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windows vista ultimate editon help!


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i downloading windows vista beta 2 build 5321 yesterday from thepiratebay.org using bitcomet, it said during installation that it took more time than usually to install finally after 2 hours of installation it rebooted and started up really nice!, when i try to open IE it flashesa and closes i really just want to change back to what i had windows xp home editon i just finished system restore to the possible earliest date which was yesterday last night, after system restore nothing has change i really need help going back. i know im not a beta tester but maybe this can be a one time :tazz:
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spencer9812...

You know we're not supposed to help with pirated software, right?

Is the Vista install listed in Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel? If not, try booting into Safe Mode and see if you have two operating systems listed on the options screen.

Post back with what you find.

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ok when i try to acess add or remove programs its flashes the window and closes instantly. When i reboot there are 2 options listed, windows vista (pre-longhorn and microsoft windows. i have windows install clean up and it doesnt show up
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Can you boot into Windows XP?
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when i choose legacy (pre longhorn) it goes black and i have to end up restarted from the cpu. When i choose microsoft windows it goes to the windows vista.
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OUCH...this is not good!

About your only recourse at this point is to format and reinstall XP. Do you have your Windows XP installation CD?

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i dont have it for some odd reason i never got it
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What kind of computer do you have (make and model). You may have recovery options on a partition of the hard drive.

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windows xp hp pavillion a300n
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Try tapping the F10 key during boot up.

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ok so just tap f10
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Yes...during bootup...this works on some HP's...I'm checking to find out for sure.

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spencer9812...

The following is from the operating manual for your machine...

1 Turn off the PC. If necessary, press and hold the On button until the PC
turns off.
2 Disconnect all peripheral devices from the PC except the monitor, the
keyboard, and the mouse.
3 Press the On button to turn the PC on.
4 During the startup, do the following to enter the System Recovery program:
When the blue screen with the HP Invent logo appears, press the F10 key on
the keyboard. (You have only a few seconds to press the F10 key before the
normal startup process continues.)
5 The PC starts the recovery; wait for the onscreen instructions to display, and
then follow those instructions.
6 Complete the PC startup, and finish the registration process. Then reconnect
all peripheral devices.

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it says inf file txtsetup.sif is corrupt or missing status 14. push any key to exit
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That's not a good sign. Try running it again and see what happens.
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