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    Default Advice needed. I want to change from Vista to XP.

    Need some advise. Just brought a laptop running on Vista Home Premium.
    Reason for buying it so kids can play some online game,eg, maplesea,rakion and audition.
    (and i can try what is vista all about, since some review said it similar to Tiger OS - I'm a Mac user )
    Now I discovered many XP online game cannot be played with Vista and it defeated my purpose of having this laptop. I am considering to change the OS to XP. Need Advice.

    Can I partition it, so i can have XP and Vista.
    Where can I seek help to install the XP.

    Thank you in advance.

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    Default Re: Advice needed. I want to change from Vista to XP.

    You can get any compatiable XP CD and install it but put in the Vista key.

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    Default Re: Advice needed. I want to change from Vista to XP.

    saw some selling XP original and unregistered copies on the net.
    So,can I get that and install it?
    Will the Vista OS still in the laptop or will it be replace by the XP?

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    Default Re: Advice needed. I want to change from Vista to XP.

    Not sure about unregistered copy but you can borrow any legit copy and use the key.
    I am expecting the OS to be replaced.

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    Default Re: Advice needed. I want to change from Vista to XP.

    Thank you Dennis.
    The most ideal case is to have a dual boot for XP and Vista.
    So far, Vista is good, except I am disappointed that it can't play some popular online game (kids are also very disappointed) and a little problem in drivers issue.
    Any Idea dual boots is possible?

    Cheers and Thank you.

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    Default Re: Advice needed. I want to change from Vista to XP.

    dual boot is possible, partition then installed the OS. You may want to have a third partition - just to save all your data in it....just in case pc/laptop went kaput data can be recovered quite easily.

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    Default Re: Advice needed. I want to change from Vista to XP.

    Thanks.
    will bring it to any computer repair shop to have them to help me to partition and install the two OS.Hopefully this will solve my headache. and kids will not have to Q up and share the XP desktop at home to play games.

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    Default Re: Advice needed. I want to change from Vista to XP.

    I've already 'de-vista'ed a Dell XPS laptop - but I did have a XP Pro corporate CD and key to work with. Just booted of the XP cd and did a clean install. (Which was perfectly legal as the owner of the laptop and the XP pro corporate license are one and the same :-)

    Then downloaded all the XP drivers from Dell's web site to get all the gadgets in the laptop to work properly.

    However another collegue got stuck - staff member bought a shiny new Sony laptop and when they tried to 'de-vista' that one, they discovered that Sony have done something to the the machine to stop XP from working properly - there are no XP drivers for this new laptop and the drivers for the previous model don't work, Vista is the only thing that will run on it...

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    Default Re: Advice needed. I want to change from Vista to XP.

    Thanks Matthew. My is also Dell , but different model . My is 6400.
    Hope can DE-VISTA it too.
    At least I now have more confident that I will be able to install XP into it.
    Plan to purchase an original XP copy.
    There are seller selling the original copy at about 100 to 150, claim it is new and not registered yet. Think I can buy from them?

    Thank you in advance

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    Default Re: Advice needed. I want to change from Vista to XP.

    If it is a Dell there should be no problem.
    The option to De-Vista a Dell is actually supported by Dell themself.
    You don't have to buy a original copy just get any copy and the drivers from Dell will do.

    Quote Originally Posted by aH DaN View Post
    Thanks Matthew. My is also Dell , but different model . My is 6400.
    Hope can DE-VISTA it too.
    At least I now have more confident that I will be able to install XP into it.
    Plan to purchase an original XP copy.
    There are seller selling the original copy at about 100 to 150, claim it is new and not registered yet. Think I can buy from them?

    Thank you in advance

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    Default Re: Advice needed. I want to change from Vista to XP.

    WOW...(not the vista wow, hehe).. you mean i can obtain a copy of xp from Dell?
    if it is true, it will save me some money, and time too
    Will call Dell first thing in the morning in Monday, hopefully can have my misery dissolve, as well as my kids' misery.

    Seems that Vista is not that WOW anyway, maybe it will be very good in about 6mths time.

    So, when is Leopard OS coming...haha

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    Default Re: Advice needed. I want to change from Vista to XP.

    i did the same, got a vista laptop, over frustrated with it... de-vista it to XP too...

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    Default Re: Advice needed. I want to change from Vista to XP.

    so you did the de-vista thru Dell???
    Sorry for asking so much question, cos i'm not good in computer PC knowledge.

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    Default Re: Advice needed. I want to change from Vista to XP.

    guess you will have to buy a copy of orginal XP Pro.

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    Default Re: Advice needed. I want to change from Vista to XP.

    Quote Originally Posted by aH DaN View Post
    Thanks Matthew. My is also Dell , but different model . My is 6400.
    Hope can DE-VISTA it too.
    At least I now have more confident that I will be able to install XP into it.
    Plan to purchase an original XP copy.
    There are seller selling the original copy at about 100 to 150, claim it is new and not registered yet. Think I can buy from them?

    Thank you in advance
    can hunt it over here.....

    http://www.phing.com/cat.php?catID=298&pg=1


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    Default Re: Advice needed. I want to change from Vista to XP.

    just finished my De Vista, and now it is on XP
    I would like to thanks Dennis, Scandisk, Matthew, Arcanic, ihub88 and Jesser for all your good advise. I did it by myself
    Would like to thanks the ppl at Dell for their very pro service, they are one of the best customer service I have experienced so far (the other one is M1).



    so,when is Leopard coming.......hehe

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