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new com. with vista / need to go back to xp/ drivers?

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Hello everyone! I have just purchsed a new Gateway GM 5442 (vista home premium) INTEL CORE DUO PROCESSOR E440 2ghz,2ghz ram, 500 g sata hard drive, usb portable media drive bay, dvd+/- r/w cd-r/w drive, analog digital tv tuner-with 3-d combo(pcle), ge force 7600 video card. I bought this for music recording with Pro Tools software and need xp, can I put xp on this machine without any problems with drivers etc? Will i also retain the features this computer came with, like the digital tv tuner etc?

Any info would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
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You'd probably need a seperate partition for the XP.

Also, the hardware would not be a problem, only the drivers. If you want to install XP on a pre-installed Vista machine (dual-booting), you'd need to install seperate XP drivers on the XP partition, or your hardware won't work at all. Installing XP onto a PC with another OS on it would be like installing XP on a blank computer.

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you should look here on dual booting xp and vista...
or here if you already have vista installed

Edited by happyrck, 20 December 2007 - 09:17 AM.

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