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I have Vista Ultimate Retail.
My dad has Vista Home OEM on his laptop.
He hates it.
I am going to try and load XP (Googled it and all drivers are available, but need to do a few tweaks to make it work, some have had success, some have not).
If it does not work, can I use my Vista Ultimate DVD to load Vista and his Key to give him Vista Home back? From my understanding, the DVD has all versions on it, just the Key determines which version gets loaded?
The laptop did not come with a recovery disk.
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No, you need the OEM disc.
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Well, that sux. I don't think it will be an issue though, After a bit of research I have found all the drivers (had to make a new XP disk with the SATA drivers on it) and it seems to be working just fine.
Vista was not that bad on it once he got another gig of memory (came with only 512 with 64 of that shared as video, it was a dog then).
Really is not any faster or different speed wise. He just does not want to have to mess with Vista.
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Well, that sux. I don't think it will be an issue though, After a bit of research I have found all the drivers (had to make a new XP disk with the SATA drivers on it) and it seems to be working just fine.
Vista was not that bad on it once he got another gig of memory (came with only 512 with 64 of that shared as video, it was a dog then).
Really is not any faster or different speed wise. He just does not want to have to mess with Vista.
You can call either his laptop manufacturer or Microsoft, explain the situation, and they will send you a proper disc.
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Well, that sux. I don't think it will be an issue though, After a bit of research I have found all the drivers (had to make a new XP disk with the SATA drivers on it) and it seems to be working just fine.
Vista was not that bad on it once he got another gig of memory (came with only 512 with 64 of that shared as video, it was a dog then).
Really is not any faster or different speed wise. He just does not want to have to mess with Vista.
Im pretty sure its legal to download and burn your own iso IF you have the legal key first.
    
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