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I'm pushing 80 and still trying to keep up with the software advances! I recently purchased Aspire 4330 and would like to replace Vista with XP. I have the XP installation disk! If I'm reading your directions correctly I must completely back up my Vista installed programs and I have to completely reformat my hard drive and then try to reinstall if possible to XP? Also I'm interested in knowing if I can install more memory with out too much problem? I have built desktop computers from scratch in the past but I have never worked on laptops?? Thanks for any help and advice! chetspaulding@gmail.com

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Ok well done I hope I am still going when I am 80...(56 now) Well yes you MUST format WITH XP, the entire drive to rid Vista Uggg... Then simply install XP. Most of you "Vista" stuff won't work on XP, sorta can't go "Backwards" so to speak. Ensure you have ALL the drivers you need for your laptop FIRST. and put them on say a Flash Drive. Now when you get asked for drivers you can point them to the Flash Drive. As for Memory generally 4GB is max. There is generally no problem simply open up the panel underneath and slot in the extra RAM. Or remove totally and install all new sticks.
You could also install BOTH and simply choose your OS from a Boot Menu... but thats another story.

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