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Can I change operating systems?

I hate vista want to go back to xp pro sp2 will I still be able to use all the built in camaras wireless g everything?

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Re: can I change operating systems?

I did it on my laptop because I dont like vista either. Just make sure to look up all the drivers for your hardware before you reformat the system. Most drivers are available in the XP version. Then just reload it and put on the correct drivers.

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