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Posted 04 September 2009 - 05:14 PM
Snoofie : Computer Geek Wannabe
Posted 04 September 2009 - 06:52 PM
I have a Gateway T-1413h notebook that came pre-installed with Vista. I have discs that allow me to restore the computer to its factory default settings if I need (or want) to, and I also have a backup disc with all the necessary default drivers for the computer.
I'm really not into Vista, for a number of reasons, and would really like to just go back to XP. My question is: Would the process be any different on a machine that came pre-installed with Vista? I've only dealt in the past with computers that came "as is", with no OS installed at all. Would it just be as easy as putting my XP installation disc in and letting it run? And then, what about the driver files? Would they still work with XP, I wonder?
Also: Let's say for argument's sake that downgrading to XP wouldn't be a problem. Is there a way to do it so that I'm just installing the OS, without doing a total wipe of my hard drive? I hate having to back everything up and basically start over again. Or...here's another question, although this is something I've never done before. Would it be possible to set up another partition on the hard drive and set up XP on that one, basically running two OS on the same machine?
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