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XP will not boot from Vista boot menu.

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BCCO1239

#1
I installed Vista b2 (public) as an upgrade from XP, but can't get back into
XP and need to. When I select "Earlier Version of Windows" and hit enter -
the screen goes to black and nothing happens. Any ideas?
 

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Charlie Drake

#2
BCCO1239 wrote:
> I installed Vista b2 (public) as an upgrade from XP, but can't get back into
> XP and need to. When I select "Earlier Version of Windows" and hit enter -
> the screen goes to black and nothing happens. Any ideas?


Did you install Vista as an upgrade to XP or a clean install to a new
partition.


Charlie
 

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bcco1239

#3
Installed as upgrade.

"Charlie Drake" wrote:

> BCCO1239 wrote:
> > I installed Vista b2 (public) as an upgrade from XP, but can't get back into
> > XP and need to. When I select "Earlier Version of Windows" and hit enter -
> > the screen goes to black and nothing happens. Any ideas?

>
> Did you install Vista as an upgrade to XP or a clean install to a new
> partition.
>
>
> Charlie
>
 

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Joe727

#4
Then you overwrote XP with Vista.

Joe

"bcco1239" <bcco1239@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Installed as upgrade.
>
> "Charlie Drake" wrote:
>
>> BCCO1239 wrote:
>> > I installed Vista b2 (public) as an upgrade from XP, but can't get back
>> > into
>> > XP and need to. When I select "Earlier Version of Windows" and hit
>> > enter -
>> > the screen goes to black and nothing happens. Any ideas?

>>
>> Did you install Vista as an upgrade to XP or a clean install to a new
>> partition.
>>
>>
>> Charlie
>>
 

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bcco1239

#5
Ouch. That'll leave a mark. Thanks all.

"Joe727" wrote:

> Then you overwrote XP with Vista.
>
> Joe
>
> "bcco1239" <bcco1239@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:38A95DCF-B781-4644-99C2-97FF9F58B084@microsoft.com...
> > Installed as upgrade.
> >
> > "Charlie Drake" wrote:
> >
> >> BCCO1239 wrote:
> >> > I installed Vista b2 (public) as an upgrade from XP, but can't get back
> >> > into
> >> > XP and need to. When I select "Earlier Version of Windows" and hit
> >> > enter -
> >> > the screen goes to black and nothing happens. Any ideas?
> >>
> >> Did you install Vista as an upgrade to XP or a clean install to a new
> >> partition.
> >>
> >>
> >> Charlie
> >>

>
>
>
 

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Charlie Drake

#6
bcco1239 wrote:
> Installed as upgrade.


Then you reformat your drive, then use the XP backup image you made
before installing Vista to restore XP, or you unplug the HDD you
installed Vista on and plug your original XP HDD back in.

Sorry but it is not possible to undo Vista without reformatting and
re-installing XP, says so on the tin and in numerous posts throughout
this NG, the Windows Vista Download site does say

"DO NOT INSTALL ON A PRODUCTION PC"

Hope you made backups.

Charlie
 

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