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That completely depends on the manufacturer. Dell is one of the few brands still offering XP on thier machines. They do NOT allow Vista to XP downgrades, however. If you want an XP Dell, you have to order it that way from the factory.
That's an interesting statement, and, if accurate, could cause major complexities for those who downgrade. So, with that in mind, I went to Dell and did some testing using Dell systems that are only offered with the Vista OS and to my surprise, they all offered XP drivers as well... now, if you could point me to an example of any piece of hardware that only supports Vista drivers, it would be very much appreciated.
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Posted 12 March 2008 - 07:46 AM
Many manufacturers make all thier own parts. Toshiba is the most notable example I can think of. They make thier own chipsets, boards, soundcards, and almost everything else. Sony VAIOs have many non-standard parts as well, most of the time. HP/Compaq do this to a lesser degree, though they often use intel boards. Dell almost always does NOT make their own parts, so finding xp drivers for those may be easier.
(I strongly disagree because it really depends on who made the individual parts for the composite machine and whether or not you can locate their website to download the real drivers instead of relying on system makers like Dell and HP who only rebrand the drivers but use the same ones that are available to the world when that component is sold as an individual retail item)
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