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Old 26th January 2013   #1
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Can I replace Windows 8 with Windows XP on a new 64-bit laptop


I recently bought a new Toshiba Laptop Satellite C850 64-bit with Windows 8, which I really don't like.

Is it possible to re-format the hard drive and install Windows XP Pro?

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Yes it's possible provided you can find drivers for all of the hardware... which could be very hard to do.

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Thanks Steve, would it be easier to install Window 7 instead. I think it might be a more practical solution. Anyway, I just need to know if this is going to happen for me. And, again, I'm talking about 64-bit.

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Odds are you'll have much better luck with drivers with Win 7.

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  • Windows XP is only supported through April 8, 2014
  • Windows XP is 32-bit, so only van address around 3-3.5 GB of RAM. You probably have more
  • Windows XP Professional 64 bit is an abomination

But before you go to Windows 7 x64, just install Start8 on Windows 8, and you have Windows 7 on steroids!

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Thank you, Steve.

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Thank you, Arie. I''ll try it.

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Best bet is to load Windows 7 64bit and if you like XP you can run a virtual XP window (as long as you have licenses for Windows 7 and XP.

This way you won't have non-microsoft software running on your computer or have to pay for the Stardock addon.

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Thanks Core7,

Can you still buy Windows 7 64-bit?

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Yes - check out Amazon/New Egg

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Thanks PeteC,

I'll check it out.

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Hi PeteC,

Is this what I need? I don’t understand the legal stuff below. Especially the last couple of lines about additional requirements to use cert… ??

The URL for NEWegg.ca is:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...t+professional

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Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - OEM

Disclaimer: Use of this OEM System Builder Channel software is subject to the terms of the Microsoft OEM System Builder License. This software is intended for pre-installation on a new personal computer for resale. This OEM System Builder Channel software requires the assembler to provide end user support for the Windows software and cannot be transferred to another computer once it is installed. To acquire Windows software with support provided by Microsoft please see our full package "Retail" product offerings.

Version: Professional
System Requirements: If you want to run Windows 7 on your PC, here's what it takes: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver Additional requirements to use cert...

Model #: FQC-04649

Item #: N82E16832116992

Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy

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Yes - the legal disclaimer indicates that you will get no support from Microsoft (end user support), that is to be provided by the assembler of the computer, i.e. yourself or WindowsBBS . That is the reason why OEM software is cheaper than the full retail box. You will get the usual updates and patches through Windows Update.
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Hi PeteC,

You've been very helpful and I appreciate all the time you have taken to help. This goes for the rest of you fellows too. You have all been very helpful.

Sincerely,

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