Go from Vista to XP

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Old 03-02-07, 12:36 PM
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Go from Vista to XP

Hello again-
I'd like to get a new PC, probably a Dell E521. However, I am told they only ship with Vista OS now, and I really want to stay with XP. Can I just buy a legit. version of XP from ebay and install it over the Vista OS?

Thanks Very Much in advance for your help!
Jan
 
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Old 03-02-07, 01:06 PM
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Dell will sell you XP, you just have to buy the right system and work with them.

You can buy a copy of XP and install it. However, make sure that you completely reformat the hard drive and do a clean install. It is never a good idea to install a new OS on top of an old OS, especially if the "old" OS is a newer OS.

Also, make sure that you get CDs (or DVD) for ALL of the software you purchase (Office, anti-virus, etc.). Further, make sure that you get CDs for all of the hardware drivers you will need.
 
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