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Vista I recently purchased a compaq laptop with vista installed. I hate this os. I have a legal copy of xp and want to know if I can format the hard drive and install xp instead of vista and what kind of problems I might encounter ty rich

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Yes you can. But make sure you obtain the drivers of your system. After formating, things like camera, sound, bluetooth, LAN e.t.c might not work. So you must have all your system's drivers before formating. You can always get them from the internet.

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