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    Vista to XP

    A friend of mine recently purchased a new computer which already had Vista set-up as the default. And she hates it.

    It seems awhile back that someone mentioned that you could go back to XP (and some commercials seem to suggest this.)

    Anyone know how this is done?

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    Re: Vista to XP

    It is very popular to hate Vista right now. I still haven't figured out why.



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    Re: Vista to XP

    You really can't "go back", but you can make Vista look and feel pretty much like XP by changing the start menu to "classic mode", disabling User Access Control, and changing the theme back to Windows Classic.

    It's pretty much identical to XP after that, to be honest.

    edit: you could buy a copy of XP and install it, given that you have XP drivers for the hardware in the computer.


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    Re: Vista to XP

    I just bought my computer over the weekend and I actually LIKE having Vista. Especially after I stopped using Vista's firewall as my firewall.


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    Re: Vista to XP

    I'm sure you could just format the computer with an XP disk if you have one.



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    Re: Vista to XP

    I don't have Vista so I don't know about it's options. I doubt though that you can just uninstall it like it's an upgrade (especially if they bought it new).

    If they really want to run Windows XP, they'd probably have to format the HDD and install XP fresh.

    I've been looking to upgrade to Vista but I'm not sure if my PC has the hardware requirements. My PC is a few years old now. I have some research to do.



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    Re: Vista to XP

    Quote Originally Posted by MadCy View Post
    I don't have Vista so I don't know about it's options. I doubt though that you can just uninstall it like it's an upgrade (especially if they bought it new).

    If they really want to run Windows XP, they'd probably have to format the HDD and install XP fresh.

    I've been looking to upgrade to Vista but I'm not sure if my PC has the hardware requirements. My PC is a few years old now. I have some research to do.
    If you have XP, it's really not worth the upgrade. There really isn't anything that's worth changing. I use XP on both my home and work desktops, and Vista really doesn't have anything that I miss.



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    Re: Vista to XP

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    If you have XP, it's really not worth the upgrade. There really isn't anything that's worth changing. I use XP on both my home and work desktops, and Vista really doesn't have anything that I miss.
    I agree, it's not worth the upgrade. On the other hand I haven't had any issues with Vista on a new PC.



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    Re: Vista to XP

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I agree, it's not worth the upgrade. On the other hand I haven't had any issues with Vista on a new PC.
    Agreed. I really don't like it as much as XP, but it's not worth the pain of getting rid of it. It's sort of like a benign mole that nobody sees.



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    Re: Vista to XP

    Quote Originally Posted by MadCy View Post
    I don't have Vista so I don't know about it's options. I doubt though that you can just uninstall it like it's an upgrade (especially if they bought it new).

    If they really want to run Windows XP, they'd probably have to format the HDD and install XP fresh.

    I've been looking to upgrade to Vista but I'm not sure if my PC has the hardware requirements. My PC is a few years old now. I have some research to do.

    Vista website can check your computer guts and tell you it can be upgraded.
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro...deadvisor.mspx


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    Re: Vista to XP

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Vista website can check your computer guts and tell you it can be upgraded.
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro...deadvisor.mspx


    Thanks! What do you guys think about Office '07? I'm using Office '03 now. I heavily use Excel, Word, Outlook, a little Access.



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    Office 07 is awesome!! The main reason i like it so much is the fact that on word it saves your sources for a paper, and in the end the bibliography page is one click away!! It helps a lot especially considering I hate writing bibliography pages!



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    Re: Vista to XP

    2003 Office is fine. 2007 has some features, but Vista does not need 2007 Office and visa versa. For the $200-300 (incl Access) money, I would sit pat on Office 2003.


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    Re: Vista to XP

    Quote Originally Posted by Ames View Post
    It is very popular to hate Vista right now. I still haven't figured out why.
    Because it is so sllllloooooowwww!


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    Re: Vista to XP

    You can make vista essential look and feel like xp by turning the UAC off and setting it to classic mode and setting the theme to xp.


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