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Vista downgrade to XP

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I just bought a new Gateway DX441S .... according to Gateway I HAD to take it as is ... with Vista. I don't want Vista .... I would rather have my tried and true XP on it. How do I find out what issues I will have with drivers and all that when I do the downgrade? What sort of information do I need to give anyone willing to help me. Or do I need to contact Gateway?

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I 'd like to recommend that instead of wiping Vista, you setup a dual boot with XP. Directions to do this here: http://www.pronetwor...about88231.html

As for installing XP on that box. You are sure to have driver problems. The Gateway site lists a lot of drivers that should work with XP, all you can do is try: http://support.gatew...s...10406&type=

Having a dual boot setup allows you full use of the computer by booting Vista to locate drivers you need for XP, and at the same time allowing you to get used to Vista. You never know, after a while you may get to like it. Many people that I know who have Vista did not like it at first but after a week or two like it beter than the XP they had before.
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