Remove Vista and Install XP home

  alltime 20:47 29 Feb 2008

Bought an Hp laptop with preinstalled softwear on recovery disc (no actual win vista disc) my main desktop is running xp home and my wifes laptop. I dont like vista basic and would like to remove it and put on xp home. Is this going to be a problem and what is the best way to tackle it please.

  Technotiger 21:08 29 Feb 2008
  woodchip 21:10 29 Feb 2008

First you need to download all XP drivers for the Laptop from HP site. Then think about changing it

  tullie 21:19 29 Feb 2008

Then you need a XP disk,can you use it on two computers?Ive been down this road,and found that Vista is far better,and honestly its not worth the effort to change.

  GaT7 21:20 29 Feb 2008

You'll need a new, genuine disk & product key for the WinXP Home for installation on the new laptop - eBuyer do an OEM version for £52 delivered click here. G

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