Vista is very user-configurable
What is it you hate about it?
If you could be specific, I'm sure one of the Vista experts can walk you through disabling the bits & pieces you don't like, like Aero for example.
Doesn't really matter what we think of Vista. He is asking how to format and install XP and whether or not it is difficult, not what our opinion of Vista is.
Obsessed. It is actually not difficult once you obtain the XP OEM cd to format and install xp upon your computer.
I will gladly walk you through the process once you obtain the cd, and I will list the drivers you will need and how to get them.
Do you have a usb flash drive? It may be handy to get them. Usually when you format the pc xp will not know what any of the hardware is on your machine thus it will not be able to connect to the internet to obtain the drivers you do need. Therefore you need either a usb flash drive and access to another pc (so that you may download the drivers, drop them on the flash drive, then plug the flash drive into the laptop and install from there) and/or a cd burner and another pc (or if the toshiba can burn cds you can download the drivers now to cd, then burn, then format etc...
Let me know when you obtain the xp cd, and we'll go from there.
Starting with reference on the specs of your laptop.http://www.csd.toshi...kceghdgngdgmn.0
Edited by AitrusSkyy, 26 September 2008 - 10:06 AM.