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Gateway desktop I have a gateway desktop with vista and a hp laptop with xp. I HATE vista and I was wondering if I can put xp from my laptop onto my desktop and get rid of vista. None of my software on xp will work with vista and I don't want to go through the expense of repurchasing all of my software. Any help would be good. Thank you Katbeck

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    Any help would be good. Thank you

  • katbeck Jul 30, 2008

    This is very good advice, I will look into the purchase of xp software for the gateway to change it over from Vista. I am very displeased with Vista and all its advertising. Thank you very much this has helped alot. Katbeck

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Only if it's not an HP labele operating system disc. Otherwise you will need an XP operating system disc, the HP recovery disc with XP will not work with your Gateway or any other manufacturer machine other than HP. The operating system on any manufacturer recovery disc is assigned to that specific manufacturer, so if you try to install from the HP disc it might install, but it will only give you thirty days, then shut down, or it won't install at all. It will be cheaper to purchase an XP operating system disc than all the software over again just for Viiiiiista!!! (I enjoy making fun of Vista) If you have anymore questions or need help feel free to ask.

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    Ryan Rogers Jul 30, 2008

    Keep in mind that you will need to download drivers for certain devices in your Gateway. You can find these at Gateway's support site. If you have any trouble find any drivers let me know and I'll see if I can track them down.

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