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Old 03-14-2010, 10:54 AM   #1
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Default Installing xp pro

I have a compaq with vista, and i want to put xp pro on it. how much pain would it be to do?
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:26 AM   #2
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Finding the drivers would be a pain. My opinion is upgrade to 7.
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:33 AM   #3
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Yeah I was thinking the same thing, low on cash.
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:34 AM   #4
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I feel you there man. Try unsinstalling unwanted applications, defrag the drive, run CCleaner and cleaning tools, do some research on tweaking Vista to have it a bit faster. At least that could compensate the wait.
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:48 AM   #5
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Yeah i have done all of that expect tweaking it. Where would i find info on that?
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:57 AM   #6
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Looks like there's a site dedicated to that.
http://www.tweakvista.com/
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Old 03-14-2010, 03:37 PM   #7
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I think you would be fine on driver's if you go to xp. Just backup the drivers that on the machine. A lot of drivers for vista where xp drivers which work fine. But i agree with the other's upgrade to 7 the drive store for 7 is huge so you prolly wont have to install any drivers other than maybe the bus driver.
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The easiest thing to do is go to Compaq's website and look up your laptop to see if there are any available drivers for XP.
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