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have a question about vista and xp

Discussion in 'Software' started by Mitzs, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. Mitzs
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    If you bought a laptop with vista and you want to upgrade to xp, can you use the upgrade xp or would it have to be a full version of xp?
     
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    I doubt you would be able to downgrade to xp (although it's an upgrade in all other aspects :twisted:) what version of vista have you got, as certain versions get a free xp key.
     
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    Eh?:blink don't you mean down grade? I have windows vista on my laptop, It was upgraded from Windows XP pro:biggrin

    What version of Vista do you have?
     
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    It depends how you look at it.

    not sure if the upgrade version would work, you may have to install from scratch and bin vista.
     
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    ok maybe I did not word this right. I don't have the laptop yet and not sure I will be getting it but if I do it will come with vista home premium on it. I would want to put xp on it. Would it have to be a clean wipe and install a full version of xp on it or can I just use the upgrade xp since vista is already on it? From what I have seen about vista on my sister inlaw puters I'm not impress with it at all. Since I would be running Dreamweaver CS3 on this I don't want it to blink the freaking screen everytime it thinks. Since 2gb is max for this laptop 4 gigs is not an option to feed vista what it needs to eat and have it run smoothly.
     
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    Blimey Mitzs 2gb max on memory?:ohmy Still then again if its the 32 bit OS then the max you can go is 3GB so buying a laptop that can be upgraded to 4GB on memory is a waste. (if you stick with 32 bit)8)

    Have you got a link to the website where the laptop is sold? Sometimes you can choose what operating system you want on the laptop. But most PC/Laptops do come with Vista.

    What spec and model is it?:blink
     
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    Ah right I see now, thanks for the link Boyce!

    Mitzs - check out this link for downgrading:-

    http://www.networkworld.com/news/2007/092407-vista-backlash-microsoft-lets-vista.html

    "Dell, HP, and Lenovo customers can request a Windows XP Pro recovery disc to be included with their purchase of a Vista machine - should they want to revert in the future. Customers who already have purchased a Vista-PC can request an XP Pro recovery CD for between US$15 to $20 by calling technical support. "
     
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    Seems a shame to bin Vista, must be worth something?:dry
     
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    Just a thought but it may give you the option of dual-booting if you use the upgrade (it would the full version anyway)
     
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    You too Dave! :D
     
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    hmmm, I have never done a dual booting before.:ohmy

    But that is a good idea. I would rather but my windows 2000 back on then deal with vista. :(
     
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    Nothing wrong with that, i got a Aspire 5720 with Vista Home Premium it is very stable although i only use it for surfing and VS 2008

    p.s this link might come in useful if your decide to install xp on that laptop(most of the stuff you may or may not know already :) )
     
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    Thanks Thomas, reps for that one!
     
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    its a stateside site, I don't think you would want to pay shipping from here. It is one of Mikes. He showed it to me.:D
     
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    haven't i read some where that friendly old MS will let people downgrade from Vista to Windows if they want?

    You can try dual booting as previously mentioned, just need a full Xp disk and licence or you could do a full format and install of XP? I knwo a few work mates who have taken the downgrade route for various reasons (mainly drivers not supported in Vista) and personnaly i wouldnt touch it on a home Pc just yet!

    Does thi shelp?

    http://www.tech.co.uk/computing/sof...-to-downgrade-vista-to-xp?articleid=464435130

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=110971

    http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/index.cfm?newsid=10930
     
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