it's a £400 pc and it is has installed windows 7 on it, the model number is Compaq Presario CQ5226uk-m i cannot find anything about this pc anywhere on google, i want to be able to install a windows xp partition on this pc for older programs, is it possible? also the pc comes pre installed with windows 7 is there any way i can get a backup of the OS on cd incase i have to reinstall in case of a virus attack or am i stuffed?
also i want to play fallout 3 on this pc, will the pc handle this game well or not?
any other advice you can give me will be helpful too.
There's loads of stuff on Google. Don't know why you'd want to put an xp partition on it as windows 7 should run everything no problem. It should come with a backup partition to restore it to factory defaults if needed. And the graphics (GMA X4500HD) aren't up to much. You might want to invest in a dedicated card.
i have some old programs that may not work in windows 7 so i am considering installing a separate partition for windows xp, i have just found out that Windows Virtual PC doesn't work on home premium so thats is not a option anymore :(
using that Acronis true image program won't work as the older programs won't work with windows 7?
programs i have installed on my current pc include:
any dvd utorrent ccleaner clonedvd2 corel paint shop pro X divx flash fxp itunes divx web player img burn kaspersky 2010 media center 13 firefox and opera media go super video converter ai roboform adbobe player win rar active desktop calendar ashampoo burning studio nokia drivers for my mobile phone and sony ericsson. plus other misc stuff, will this stuff work ok in windows 7?