You can rollback if you have the appropriate media. If you upgraded and the
windows.old folder still exists you can use the procedure described here:
, otherwise you'll need to contact the
manufacturer about how to employ the recovery partition (the D: drive) or
obtain a set of XP recovery disks.
As to your Office 2003 software, if it was installed prior to the upgrade,
it should still be there after the rollback procedure described above. If
you have to do a full wipe and reload from the recovery software, you will
need to locate the disk and reinstall it afterwards.
By the way, 1GB of ram, though a bit light, should still be sufficient for
normal use under Vista. I suspect your problem actually lies in other
software loading at boot and occupying some the memory space from the
get-go, and not releasing it accordingly. Trimming the startup group and
removing memory-hogging antivirus software like Norton/Symatec or McAfee may
go a long way towards resolving the issues you are having without the hassle
of going back to XP.
Best of Luck,
Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
"BLYKMYK" <BLYKMYK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Last year I purchased an HP Laptop that they claimed was "Vista
> and when Vista came back it was sent to me as a free disk, which I
> to my laptop. Unfortunately, my computer simply should not have been
> Vista Compatiable. With only 1GB of Ram it really cannot play any type of
> Therefore, I was wondering if I could downgrade to my previous XP version.
> This thread appears to say that I can. However, what I wanted to find out
> it will also wipe out my Microsoft Office 2003 (meaning I need to find the
> discs). Also, I know that this is a Windows group so it might be foolish
> ask...but, my laptop appears to have a back up recovery disk directly on
> laptop (my D: drive). Does anyone have any feedback exactly how it would
> to use this feature (which I assume is neccessary to go back to XP)
> "Rob T." wrote:
>> Can I downgrade to XP Home with an upgrade disk?