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Can I have XP installed on a new laptop purchase at Best Buy...If so, how much?

I do not want Vista. What is my option when purchasing a new laptop?
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Not much..you can specify xp for now..but be sure you buy it that way, otherwise you may need to downgrade, and the support options might be limited at that point..

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