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I have a vista laptop but want to go on xp

Kellie + Paisley Avatar
8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
can I can go on xp if I was to buy the disc? many thanks
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8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
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#1
why would you want to?
#2
Of course you can, and I would recommend that you do! Just run set up from XP disc and follow instructions. You will end up wiping hard disk and reformatting but its easy to follow through.
#3
maddness007
why would you want to?


I can't speak for Kellie but many people get used to their OS and find the transition to Vista difficult (me included).
#4
I have Vista & really hated it at first but I must say I would never go back to XP now .. just using the tabs alone makes the internet so much easier to navigate ...
#5
lesleysherrock
I have Vista & really hated it at first but I must say I would never go back to XP now .. just using the tabs alone makes the internet so much easier to navigate ...


Tabbing is included with IE7 which is available for XP.
#6
i'm just used to xp I don't mind vista just prefer xp :) thanks for the help
#7
Kellie + Paisley
i'm just used to xp I don't mind vista just prefer xp :) thanks for the help


I've sent you a PM
#8
im thinking of doing this, it won't damage my laptop will it?? which is the most up to date xp to install??
#9
depends which laptop you have. i managed to get xp on mine after 2 grueling days of work and its finally paid off. you have to download all the new xp drivers etc. its alot of hard work especially if you don't know what you are looking for. note down EVERYTHING that needs drivers before installing it and backup vista incase anything goes pear shaped. most guarantee's run out if you install xp onto a vista machine
#10
nacider
depends which laptop you have. i managed to get xp on mine after 2 grueling days of work and its finally paid off. you have to download all the new xp drivers etc. its alot of hard work especially if you don't know what you are looking for. note down EVERYTHING that needs drivers before installing it and backup vista incase anything goes pear shaped. most guarantee's run out if you install xp onto a vista machine


thanks i'm just going to sell mine or trade for a xp one :)
banned#11
lesleysherrock;1575658
I have Vista & really hated it at first but I must say I would never go back to XP now .. just using the tabs alone makes the internet so much easier to navigate ...

Try firefox browser. Makes IE7 look ancient (had tabs 5 years ago!).
banned#12
The amount of bad advice on here is laughable. A PC is not OS specific so going from vista to xp will not 'damage' your 'machine'.

XP is far better than Vista, not least cos Vista treats the user like a child unless you turn off UAC. I have Vista as it came by default with the machine but would jump at a free 'downgrade' to XP if I could.

Still dont understand why anyone would use Internet Explorer when its so basic and slow.

If your PC doesnt have any crucial files / software on it then its childs play to install XP over the top. I've never heard anyone 'backing up up Vista' before doing it either ;)
#13
Hi Kellie + Paisley,

A downgrade from Vista to XP is possible on most current laptops however I would advise giving your manufacturer a quick call if you are not sure about your technical diagnosis ability.

The problem is growing now because manufacturers are making new laptops with Vista included as the OS however many of the latest models have no support included for XP and this causes problems when installing hardware on a machine designed for Vista.

Please think about calling your manufacturer because it is now becomming common for manufacturers to no longer develop XP drivers for the new laptops (Simply because they are designed for Vista). If you haven't got the drivers then you can't install the hardware, an example of the problem caused could be that your USB ports no longer function when running XP.

Hope this helps,

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