Posted 05 July 2008 - 06:49 AM
Downgrading to XP will likely improve performance a bit - but only you can tell if it's worth it. Luckily the Toshiba Restore DVD's come with everything needed to setup the machine with Vista on it (so, reverting to Vista if you're unhappy with XP won't take a lot of effort).
Downgrading to XP isn't as simple as just putting the XP CD in and installing it. You'll also have to search out and install the hardware drivers for your system. That's a bit frustrating as not all devices have easily located drivers for XP (for example, when upgrading my old Toshiba laptop from XP to Vista, I had to use an HP driver in order to get my SD card reader to work)
But the real issue here is the XP vs Vista thing - and that's a matter of personal preference. Laptop's can work faster with older operating systems - but the tradeoff is compatibility. If you've got a lot of older stuff that you need to keep working - then XP is probably best. But if you want access to the latest technology - then Vista is for you.
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