Wiping Vista completely and putting XP on

  Daisy22 08 Sep 09

I've just bought a secondhand laptop which has vista installed, however, it is only 512 mb with 1.60 ghz and its running a bit slow.

Its for my daughter who only wants internet and word processing so I thought it might be better to get rid of Vista and put XP on.

How do I do this please

  chub_tor 08 Sep 09

It would probably be easier to leave Vista on the machine and increase the RAM in the laptop to 3 or 4Gb. That way you won't have to buy XP or have the hassle of changing all the laptop's drivers.

  mooly 09 Sep 09

Definitely agree...
I'm guessing it must be Vista Home Basic. Check with the manufacturer of laptop how much RAM it will accept as there may be a limit or a BIOS update needed, or even post details here someone may know. Or visit,

click here

which will scan laptop and advise on suitable upgrades.

Can you also do a clean Vista install from a recovery partition on the HDD as it may be cluttered with previous stuff etc.

  heepster 10 Sep 09

A word of warning...........Read this:

click here

Not as easy as you would think.I have tried this and its not as easy as you would think.


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