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Robbie34
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Can I Change OS From Vista To XP?

My laptop arrived today and I am underwhelmed with Vista.  Is it possible to change it to XP?
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Re: Can I Change OS From Vista To XP?

Simply put, yes.

 

You will need a retail copy of XP and the appropriate drivers from the Lenovo support page. Be sure to download the appropriate drivers ahead of time to minimize downtime.

 

Note: In the BIOS configuration, you will need to switch the SATA controller from AHCI to IDE compatibility mode.


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Nordan
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Re: Can I Change OS From Vista To XP?

Gracias Luis, no podia encontrar esta informacion por ningun sitio.

 

Saludos

Hector

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Re: Can I Change OS From Vista To XP?

You can certainly change the operating system.

 

If your laptop is withing warranty, you can ask Lenovo support for WinXP recovery CDs for free.

 

Following information can be useful.

 

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=VSTA-DWNGRD 

Downgrading from Windows Vista to Windows XP

 

 

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-67897.html

This Intel Matrix Storage Manager Driver is designed to provide functionality for the AHCI Controller for SATA Hard-disk. This is compitable with N200-0769 machines only. You should able to check compitibilal softare for your machine on Lenovo site.

 

 

Robbie34
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Re: Can I Change OS From Vista To XP?

Yes I can.

 

Excellent service from Constantine at Lenovo.  He is sending me a set of discs to install XP.

 

I like my laptop, and this is the icing on the cake.

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