Changing Vista with XP? – some thoughts.

Changing Vista with XP? - some thoughts.

The operating system Vista, which Microsoft released at the end of 2006 as the successor of XP, was not accepted very well by many. Whether because of the youth of Vista or simply because of the popularity of Windows XP, many end users make clearly statement that they prefer to stay with Windows XP, at least for now.
Now a new problem occurs, and it is that some new PC and Laptop configurations are available only with Vista. So, how to get back to Windows XP?

The transition from XP to Vista will definitely take time. Could be for one night and can last several nights if any problem arise. In all cases it is good idea to have a second computer handy, connected to the Internet if you need to seek additional help files and Internet forums.
In two words, the process of downgrading from Windows Vista to Windows XP includes finding the right device drivers for XP and the addition of a laptop on an installation of legal CD of Windows XP. If drivers are not (they are definitely not) in the installation disk and you have to load them manually, you will have problems if they are not installed in a certain order. This will require many trials and errors, so in principle, is easier to let XP do it.

The first task is to be identified internal hardware of the PC/Laptop because it will require XP drivers. For this purpose you can use appropriate program for systematic diagnosis and print the list of needed drivers.
It would also help to make search trough the Internet for your model of the PC/Laptop "+ XP", to see if someone is passed the process of downgrading from Vista to XP. You can get useful information about specific drivers or how to avoid any additional problems.
The next step will be to visit the Web site of the manufacturer of the PC/Laptop and find drivers for the specific model. Search for XP drivers and download them in a folder. Compare the list of hardware, not to miss anything. The same model of PC/Laptop may have different hardware configurations, with different chipset or graphics controllers.
It is important to note that the PC/Laptop may require 20-30 device drivers, including to mention audio, network controller, wireless card, modem, tachpad, USB port, Firewire port and slot card and reader maps, Web camera and other hardware.
After you gather all Windows XP, you need to save a startup disk. This can be done with installation files from the original disk Microsoft XP. One easy way to do this is by using a free program like nLite. On this disc you can add patches and improvements so that the plant then needs no update.
Once the new XP disc has all necessary installation options for the process, you can continue without a hitch. If you do have any problems, check whether you can correct them and save disk and notes for future installations.
At this time of the PC/Laptop hard disk can be reformatted, to make room for HR. This process erases all data, including Vista. A return back to Vista after formatting the disk will require all drivers downloaded again, this time for Vista, and new installation of the operating system.
Many people pass from Vista to XP, so you will find no problems with proper help set search. It is best to check out in advance what is written about it, to be prepared to make the transition as easy and fast.

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