I bought a new laptop with Windows Vista preinstalled but I don't want Vista at all. There is no data on the laptop as it is brand new. I would like Windows XP but couldn't find a new laptop with XP on it... so I got a Windows XP Home Edition disc and bring it to PC world so they can downgrade it for me. But I have been told it can't be done. Are they lying? What can I do?
that is not true if I got a windows 2000 I could put it to xp so you can downgrade it get an external hardrive and move all your personal stuff to it and then instert the disc and install all the data on the disc I am doing it myself for 3 years now so it can be done! hope it all goes well!
I am not very tecky but could you not swap out the hard drive on a new laptop w vista OS w a new clean HD and then move XP OS & all files from your PC to the new clean HD on the laptop and wait till MS gets the message and then reinstall later, Vista HD when patches take care of some of these problems?
Also last edition of either PC magagzine or laptop magazine had an article specifically written on how to remove vista and install XP FYI.
LOOK THIS IS SIMPLE .YOU CAN DO THIS 2 WAYS I MYSELFE HAVE DONE THIS ON ALL MY NEW PC'S .FIRST OFF IF YOU HAVE DUAL DRIVES GO TO DOS MODE AND INSTALL XP ON ONE PARTISION AND LEAVE VISTA ON THE OTHER ...OR GET A EXTERNAL DRIVE DOWNLOAD THE USB AND NETWORK DRIVERS ONLY ON TO THE EXTERNAL THEN NUKE IT LOAD XP TO AO9 AND THEN PLUG IN THE EXTERNAL AND LOAD YOUR NETWORK DRIVERS ,THEN GO TO HP'S SITE AND DOWNLOAD EVERYTHING ELSE ALL YOU NEED IS YOUR SERVICE TAG OR MODEL NUMBER GOOD LUCK.............