formatting built in windows8?

  bargee62 10:16 20 Feb 13
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I recently had to buy a new laptop (Samsung NP550P) which came with windows 8 installed and I really can't stand it. Is there any reason I can't format the disc and install XP pro sp3 which quite simply worked and did all that I need? If it's feasible, how would I go about doing this as I seem to remember something about install discs not letting you install over a later version?

  Pine Man 11:03 20 Feb 13

'Is there any reason I can't format the disc and install XP pro sp3'

None whatsoever as long as the drivers that run your laptop are compatible with XP.

  rdave13 17:13 20 Feb 13

You also might find problems with AHCI, click here.

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