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What do you think about downgrading OS from Vista to XP???

What problems might there be? I am having a "pro" do this. He assures me that all the bells and whistles that came with the laptop will work with the properly installed drivers.
I hate vista! not user friendly!

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    annie fannie Feb 04, 2008

    Yes, this is what I plan to do. I found someone to do it for me. I just wanted some insight from anyone that has changed OS and how that went.

    thanks

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Well get rid of vista. find a windows ME or XP disk and re-install it. I never liked vista to begin with

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