Vista Log In

By sandy.browder ·
I purchased a used Toshiba Portege a year ago that had Vista beta software installed on it. I installed new XP online. Obviously the Vista in some way is still in the PC. Today it reverted to Vista and won't let me in the PC without the password used by the previous owner, which I have no idea what it is. I would like to load my XP again but can't get into the PC. I am not a techie person so if there is a way to do this let me know, otherwise I will take it to my local shop to get it done. Thanks.

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Answers

Collapse -

Watch carefully

by tintoman In reply to Vista Log In

when the machine boots up there will be a black screen with a choice of operating systems on it, you will need to choose xp and you might only get a few seconds to do so.
This sounds like you have installed your xp on the same drive as vista.
Therefore it has not "reverted" to vista, i suggest that you probably touched an arrow key during the boot process.

Related Discussions

Related Forums