I am in the market to purchase a Dell XPS M1210 laptop computer. Dell is now selling their computers standard with Vista. I do not want to have Vista for a large number of reasons, including some of the ones listed above. I was thinking it should be easy to format when I get the computer (keeping anything I might have needed that was preinstalled) and install Windows XP, but then I started thinking about things like the drivers etc. that would be specific to the computer and OS.
Anyone know if it would be a simple process or whether I am correct in being worried about the drivers? Should I be able to find these drivers, or am I SOL? I am hoping that I can get rid of Vista... don't know if I could get the computer if I could not remove it.. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
EDIT: A point I may not have made is the fact that I do not have any important files on the computer yet. I will move them over from my old desktop computer after I am able to get XP up and running on the 1210. If it will be as simple as formatting and installing XP, horray! I don' t think it will be quite that simple though.
Edited by Tilgare, 09 February 2007 - 10:11 AM.