xp 2 vista

  Bike-it 19:17 09 Feb 09
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I have a laptop which has windows xp installed on it but i want to install vista basic onto the laptop, so do i need to un-install xp and do a fresh install of vista or will i be able to install vista over the top of xp.

  tullie 19:44 09 Feb 09

Just boot from your XP cd,reformat and install,i assume you will need Vista drivers,i dont know as ive never moved from xp to vista.

  DieSse 21:31 09 Feb 09

Vista home basic is very basic. Arguably more basic than XP.

  harrodski11 21:48 09 Feb 09

Why not just get the free beta of Windows 7?

  Strawballs 22:15 09 Feb 09

I would'nt bother my XP laptop died so my kids bought me a Vista home basic one for Christmas (oh to have the XP one back)

  Bike-it 22:47 09 Feb 09

Thanks a lot folks, windows 7 might be an option

  Quiller. 23:02 09 Feb 09

hard drive space. Why not try a dual boot.

You will need a partition of 20Gb+. Boot from cd and select the partition for vista.Select new installation. If it is the correct disk it will load and you can select which OS yo want on boot up.

As for
" I have a laptop which has windows xp installed on it but i want to install vista basic onto the laptop, so do i need to un-install xp and do a fresh install of vista or will i be able to install vista over the top of xp."

will depend on which version of vista you have. e.g retail, upgrade or oem

  config_error 02:15 10 Feb 09

xp is faster than vista.. read click here

  PA28 13:55 10 Feb 09

Unless you have a well specified laptop then just don't do it.

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