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Old 01-02-2010, 04:00 PM   #1
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I have Vista Home, and I was wondering I can Install XP Pro on the machine?
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Old 01-02-2010, 04:01 PM   #2
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Installing XP on the machine is the easy bit.

You have to then obtain XP drivers for the chipset, audio, HD controllers, etc.

What machine do you have?
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I have a compaq
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I have a compaq
Whats the model number? When did you buy it?
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Model SR5703WM. I bought In February or March of 09
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Compaq Presario SR5703WM Desktop PC

Only has drivers for Vista and Windows 7. Here or here.
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so it looks like xp is out of the qustion
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I guess so.

Without drivers for the Ethernet ports, chipset, etc the computers useless.

You having problems with Vista?
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Yeah its very slow, firefox always freezes, just tired of it
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I have seen this information. Apparently it's the XP drivers for the Asus M2N68-LA motherboard thats in your tower.

Although you could service your computer. Spend a few hours cleaning inside the machine, de-fragging the drive/s, etc.
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