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After you upgrade a Microsoft Windows XP-based computer to Windows Vista, you may decide to remove Windows Vista. However, in the Programs and Features item in Control Panel, there is no option to remove Windows Vista. This article describes how to remove Windows Vista by reverting to Windows XP.
Steps to remove Windows VistaTo remove Windows Vista, back up any files, and then perform a clean installation of Windows XP. To do this, follow these steps:
For answers to frequently asked questions about "backup and restore" operations, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/9eb3d150-fe33-41a0-b7f6-233d7fe4460a1033.mspxFor more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/925809/ )You cannot uninstall Windows Vista by using the "Uninstall a program" option of the Programs and Features Control Panel tool
Article ID: 933170 - Last Review: May 24, 2007 - Revision: 2.4