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Replacing Vista with XP on Pre-installed Vista laptop

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  • Started 8 years ago by rviyeruk
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rviyeruk
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Most, if not all, new PCs and Laptops now come with Vista pre-installed. My new PC did so too. I tried to remove Vista and install XP but discovered that the hardware drivers were not compatible with XP. Since I had no Driver CD provided with the machine, I tried to contact the manufacturers for the drivers. I was told that these new Pcs can only take Vista, not XP. Is this a fact? What if I want to get a new Laptop with the intention of installing Windows XP? Is there a solution?

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supermansghost
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If your manufacturer doesn't provide drivers, you are in for a world of hurt. You might be able to get some of the drivers from the component manufacturers, for instance if you have an intel network card they might have a driver for XP.

Otherwise, it's going to be tough.

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taybay
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You can find many many drivers on the internet. I would try www.xp-drivers.com first.

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