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Re: xp in notebook

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by R. McCarty, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. R. McCarty

    R. McCarty Flightless Bird

    One additional point. If you disable Windows Search there is a very
    good replacement application for search, Called "Everything". You
    can get a copy at this location:
    http://www.voidtools.com/ Version
    *Very light system footprint and FAST.

    "R. McCarty" <PcEngWork-NoSpam_@mindspring.com> wrote in message news:...
    > Vista performance in my experience is hampered by Windows Search.
    > In some cases just disabling that service will noticeably improve Vista's
    > performance.
    > You'd be better served moving the other direction. Not down to XP,
    > but up to Windows 7. Most OEMs have a program that provides a
    > free upgrade to Windows 7 if the PC was purchased from June of 2009
    > until January of 2010. Based on when you purchased the notebook I'd
    > check and see if you vendor has a Windows 7 upgrade program.
    > You can downgrade Vista Professional & Ultimate to XP, but most
    > notebooks ship with the Home Premium SKU that doesn't qualify.
    > "z3r0" <reply@newsgro.up> wrote in message
    > news:ep1Th%23ewKHA.3896@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>I bought a notebook and came with Vista OS. I want to install
    >> XP instead since I'm unsatisfied with Vista OS performance.
    >> My HP came with no CD, (preinstalled OS). Is there a legal way
    >> to switch (downgrade) to XP? In that case, how do I get the XP
    >> installation
    >> disc?
    >> HP don't want to provide support to do that, since they say hardwarde is
    >> made
    >> for vista, bla bla.


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