Re: downgrade from Vista to XP
"Adam Albright" wrote:
> On Wed, 14 Feb 2007 15:34:05 -0800, vroomevo
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >Hello all.
> >I bought a notebook with already installed Win Vista.
> >I am wondering if i can downgrade to Windows XP.
> >Any inputs?
> Avoiding the obvious question WHY you didn't buy a notebook with XP
> installed, you can of course always do a clean install and start with
> a blank hard drive and then run out any buy a copy of XP, you probably
> would be best with a OEM version. This course assumes you're also
> willing to reinstall all your software which I'm guessing you probably
> don't have CD's for with all your software being preinstalled. If you
> bought a name brand notebook see if you can exchange. Even if you have
> to eat a restocking fee you'll probably come out ahead in avoiding the
> task of having to reinstall everything, which even on a new notebook
> can be a pain. Then again a lot of the included software is probably
> just shoveware you'll rarely if ever use anyway.
Depending on the version of Vista there are downgrade rights that may apply
without having to purchase a copy of XP. I don't know all the details
yet....that's why I'm here.