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Downgrade of vista possible? How?

I have a philips freevents x59 laptop running Vista Home Premium for default. Is it possible to downgrade to Windows XP? Could you tell me how? I have read some where that Microsoft allows for this.

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    confirm the make and model of that computer again please

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It is possibile, but FROM personal experience it is NOT RECOMMENDED as you will run into other problems. My recommendation is OPTIMISE Vista and make sure you install the latest service pack on it. This will solve a whole lot of issues for you which you presently have with Vista.

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http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/get/anytime-upgrade-overview.aspx

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http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9040318
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