free downgrade to windows xp


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I've heard about a free downgrade to windows xp, is that true?

I've heard many people insatisfied with windows vista. Many of them really
dont have a good machine. With my machine i have a 4,5 WEI which I consider
is a good grade and eventhough i think xp is a lot faster thans vista....is
this performance normal? I mean, XP turns on and off in a sec or 2 while
vista takes like 2-3 mins....Will SP1 fix this or we will have to just accept
it?

I have a dell notebook/ inspiron 1520/ intel core 2 duo/ 2gb RAM/ 1.5 ghz /
nvidia geforce 8600m gt
 
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Malke

Quick said:
I've heard about a free downgrade to windows xp, is that true?

I've heard many people insatisfied with windows vista. Many of them really
dont have a good machine. With my machine i have a 4,5 WEI which I
consider is a good grade and eventhough i think xp is a lot faster thans
vista....is this performance normal? I mean, XP turns on and off in a sec
or 2 while vista takes like 2-3 mins....Will SP1 fix this or we will have
to just accept it?

I have a dell notebook/ inspiron 1520/ intel core 2 duo/ 2gb RAM/ 1.5 ghz
/ nvidia geforce 8600m gt

General information about replacing Vista with XP:

A. On an OEM (Dell, HP, Sony, etc.) computer:

1. Go to the OEM's website and look for XP drivers for your specific model
computer. If there are no XP drivers, then you can't install XP. End of
story. If there are drivers, download them and store on a CD-R or USB
thumbdrive; you'll need them after you install XP.

2. Check with the OEM - either from their tech support website or by calling
them - to see if you will void your warranty if you do this. If you will
void the warranty, you make the decision.

3. If the OEM does support XP on the machine, call them and see if you can
have downgrade rights and have them send you an XP restore disk. This will
be far the easiest and best way of getting XP on the machine.

4. If XP is supported on the machine but the OEM doesn't have an XP restore
disk for you, understand that you'll need to purchase a retail copy of XP
from your favorite online or brick/mortar store.

5. Also understand that you will need to do a clean install of XP so if you
have any data you want, back it up first.

6. If none of the above is applicable to you because you can't run XP on
that machine (see Item #1 above), return the computer and purchase one
running XP instead.

B. On a generic/home-built computer (from non-OEM company) - You will need
drivers for all your hardware. See the second link below for more details:

http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html - Clean Install How-To
http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Reinstalling_Windows - What
you will need on-hand

Malke
 
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mikeyhsd

check your EVENT logs to see what may be stalling the shut down process.



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I've heard about a free downgrade to windows xp, is that true?

I've heard many people insatisfied with windows vista. Many of them really
dont have a good machine. With my machine i have a 4,5 WEI which I consider
is a good grade and eventhough i think xp is a lot faster thans vista....is
this performance normal? I mean, XP turns on and off in a sec or 2 while
vista takes like 2-3 mins....Will SP1 fix this or we will have to just accept
it?

I have a dell notebook/ inspiron 1520/ intel core 2 duo/ 2gb RAM/ 1.5 ghz /
nvidia geforce 8600m gt
 
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R Dexter

I received my Dell Inspiron 1720 last week with Vista Ultimate
pre-installed. It gave me problems right out of the box. I narrowed it
down to Trend Micro's PC-cillan Internet Security 14 which I ordered with my
machine. Tried installing all the patches and hot-fixes, but it still
wouldn't shut down or hibernate properly. I ended up uninstalling PC-cillan
and went to CA Security Center from RoadRunner. I haven't had any
performance issues since then.
 

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