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How does the Vista Business -> XP Downgrade Program work?

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As I understand, you can have a Vista Business key converted into a XP key through Microsoft's downgrade program, but I don't quite understand how that works. I've got a HP Compaq 6710b with Vista Business OEM on it, and I can't stand it, so I'd like to downgrade to XP.

I've googled a bit, but I can't seem to find any clear instructions.
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On my Toshiba laptop there is only one key (for Vista Business). I got XP restore discs with my laptop, so there is no problem at all - and you don't have the discs?

I visited HP's website and looked for your laptop's page. No clear instructions there. I believe that you don't need to contact M$. Take a look at your manual first, and if there are no instructions, take contact to HP. If they can send you discs, it's possible that you should pay about 10 - 30$ for the them. Your model was not listed in HP's Windows 7 Upgrade program's eligible models list.
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