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I wish to buy a laptop that has all the specs I need but comes with Vista pre-installed. I'd like to install XP over the top and need to know if this is feasible and if I'm going to have any problems afterwards.
Thanks for any help on this matter.
Do you really mean you want to achieve both OSs?
Or do you want it to have sufficient spec for Vista but with XP installed?
If the latter, try Dell - you can configure your own; or you could earlier this year.
Not any more I don't think. Vista seems the only option now. Probably because Microsoft stopped the sale of XP on new machines (with the exception of certain very low spec items) at the end of June. They are still offering downgrade options for certain business versions, but not, as I understand it, for home machines.
But may I ask, why on earth do you want XP when it's so inferior to Vista, and really is now history?
And as Maj says, as Vista has been out for so long now, you may struggle tp find any XP drivers for any machine you buy. Simply no point in providing them.
Personally, I prefer XP to Vista, IIRC it's still supported for another six years, so I'll be sticking with it.
Chances are that the new laptop's hard drive is a SATA drive and as XP doesn't contain any SATA drivers, you'll have a problem installing XP in the first place, slav_ekkel.
Microsoft eats humble pie over XP
Microsoft extends Windows XP sales to mid-2009
XP still killing Vista in sales volume: HP
Microsoft is hoping people will start focusing on Vista, but Dell, HP, Asus and others
still see a large market for XP.
Dell, HP and a few other companies still selling computer with XP installed all you have
to set up a small business account at dell.
Dell will install XP and supply a Vista disc which you than use to upgrade to Vista
It one of their options in the small business section (Only) they do not offer this option in
the Home computer section
I have just bought a Vostro 1510 with XP Pro installed and received a Vista disk plus a
CD with the XP & Vista drivers for my daughter with out any problem just open a Small
business account with Dell
If you buy with only Vista installed you will have to find the XP drivers for that machine
Start Out Right With Vostro Laptops
Genuine Windows Vista® Business (SP1) with XP Pro installed and Vista & XP Media-
English [add £40.00]
For those requiring Windows ® XP Professional now and the option to install Windows Vista in the future
Those machines offered by Dell are Vostro and only available to business customers, as I stated.
XP is dead as far as home customers are concerned.
You do not need to set up an acount with Dell, I have recently purchased 15 machines from them, simply paid in advance.
This is about your only option, they may even often to sell you one without you being a business. These are difficult times.
Give them a ring.
If you can get the Hardware Drivers that Support XP, you can do it by buying XP from click here
You cannot load it over the top you have to clear the Partition
Your information is out dated that was since March, July September 2008
As of the yesterday 07 October 2008, 12:04 AM
Microsoft extends Windows XP to mid-2009
This site click here is a bit slow to load but it does give you the necessary steps to go through to replace Vista by XP. Backing up the original Vista partition is a good idea just in case there are no XP drivers for your chosen machine. Then you won't have to buy another Vista if the conversion fails.
If you decide to Dual Boot with Vista already installed then click here
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