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Installing Windows XP over Vista

Discussion in 'Technology Forum' started by chris, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. chris

    chris Full Access Member

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    I can get a Dell Inspiron laptop for $450 but it comes with Vista.

    Can I reformat and do a clean install with Windows XP? I really don't want Vista.
     
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    Dell give me the option of getting XP with my lap top. Do they still not offer it??
     
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    I see some laptops coming with the option to upgrade free to Win7.
    Thoughts?

    then again, I never thought Vista was bad at all.
     
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    Dell is charging about $150 more for XP.


    Windows 7- Looks good, but how will programs handle a brand new OS?

    Is it going to be like Vista when they had problems?
     
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    much better than vista at backwards compatibility.

    Windows 7 is what Vista shoulda been
     
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    I've heard nothing but good things about Windows 7. As has been said, it appears to be what Vista should have been.
     
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    I agree. It will sell for about $200 with the ultra version going for $329. Skip the Ultra it's not worth the extra money for a couple of unnecessary features. I pre-ordered the Pro version at best buy for $99.
     
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    Most programs released for Windows XP also work in this version of Windows, but some older programs might run badly or not at all. If a program released for an earlier version of Windows doesn't run correctly, use the Program Interface Wizard to modify the interface options for the program.
     

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