Posted 31 December 2008 - 01:04 AM
My laptop is on its last legs at this point; I've had it since summer of 2004 and it's practically unusable by now. I have a desktop computer (what I'm using now) but I still need a laptop, as I travel often and need a portable workspace. So I'm looking to buy a new laptop; the only issue is that I refuse to use Vista. I have it on my work computer and it's awful. I got someone to remove it and install XP over it but the computer is still messed up because of it.
Anyway, I'd like to purchase a new laptop with XP as the operating system. I understand that Vista is the standard now, but when I ordered my current HP desktop computer directly from HP in December 2007, about a year ago today, I specified that I'd like a business PC with XP as the operating system and they sent me one. I did the same thing earlier this month; I spent a long time on the phone with the rep at HP searching for the right laptop and again made it very clear that I wanted a business computer with XP as the operating system. What they sent me was a laptop with Vista on it that they had just uninstalled and put XP on. All the installation disks were for Vista and the laptop had a Vista sticker on it. I tested it out and right out of the box it was having performance issues; I called them back and said that I had wanted a laptop with XP as the original operating system and not Vista with XP written over it, like I had gotten a year ago, and they told me that they no longer did that...the best they could do was send me a Vista computer with XP on top of it. I returned the laptop, called Dell, and was told essentially the same thing, and that's as far as I've gotten.
So, my question here is: is there any way to purchase a new laptop with XP as the operating system? Not a used laptop off eBay or anything, and not a new Vista laptop with XP written over it, but a new laptop where XP has been the only OS on that machine from day one.
Thanks in advance for any help!