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test out before install?

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#1 rolltide101


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Posted 01 September 2010 - 07:47 AM

I have Windows 7 on my netbook and was wondering if it woud be possible to see how compaitable with Windows XP it is before I intall it? I have this disc. Windows XP is better for netbooks than Windows 7 since its reource use is not as high. But I guess I will ask for yalls thoughts on that. I have a intel atom n450 (1.66GHz) and 2 gigs of ram.

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#2 Romeo29


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Posted 01 September 2010 - 08:23 AM

As a rule of thumb, a machine which is able to run Windows 7 will also be able to run Windows XP. The only problem you may face is drivers. Manufacturers no longer make drivers for XP. Modern hardware comes with drivers only for Vista and 7. You should check that at least video, sound and network drivers should work on XP.

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