how to reinstall XP after having Vista on?

  ripvan 15:05 03 Oct 08

I have an Acer laptop that I upgraded from xp to vista using the Acer offer at the time.My daughter preferes XP so I want to go back to it.I can't just use my XP pro disc as the laptop says that the newer version of windows won't allow.So I think I am going to have to reformat the HD?Can anyone give me instructions on this or a link.A lot of stuff on google search is about just putting Xp disc in and running it etc but I will need to start from scratch
many thanks.

  jimv7 15:21 03 Oct 08

Boot from the xp cd, it will allow you to format and install.

Make sure you have all the drivers required prior to the xp install.

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