Vista home premium to XP Pro

  pegangray 11:50 01 Jan 2008

I am about to install XP Pro to replace Vista Home Premium which I do not like at all! Are there any pitfalls I should watch out for? I have a CD with A genuine copy of XP Pro.

This is on a new ASUS laptop X51

  DieSse 11:59 01 Jan 2008

The main pitfall is whether your laptop actually has the correct drivers for use wuth XP. Check the Asus site first.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:02 01 Jan 2008

if the specific computer model in question was designed specifically for Vista, there may well be no WinXP-specific device drivers available to make the computer's diverse components work properly. Consult the computer's manufacturer about the availability of device drivers. Secondly, removing an OEM-installed operating system and replacing it with another will almost invariably void any and all support agreements and, sometimes, even the warranty. You would, at the very least, have to re-install Vista before getting any support from the manufacturer. Again, consult the
computer's manufacturer for specifics.

  pegangray 12:07 01 Jan 2008

Thank you for the advice I had not thought about trouble with drivers! I will investigate.

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