I recently had a question asked of me. Here are the basics:
Needed a new laptop for school.
Laptop came with Windows Vista, but need Windows XP to run Application X (inability to do this is a show stopper)
There are really three options here:
- Buy the laptop with XP installed. Yes, you can still do this with many companies (including Dell).
- If don’t need Vista, just run XP by itself.
- If you already have Vista on your machine and want to install XP on it, setup a dual boot: Lifehacker links to ProNetworks which has a step-by-step guide. Either way, you’ll need to get copy of VistaBootPro (which is free!)