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Old 11-22-2008, 10:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys so like i got this lap top as a gift
Gateway Support - M-2410u Notebook Specifications
this the 1 i got is there any way i can downgrade to xp or should i just swipe in a new hrd drive an do afrsh install of xp any suggestions i REALLY CAN NOT STAND VISTA
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Old 11-22-2008, 10:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If they never offered a version of that laptop with xp you may not be able to find drivers for it.
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Whats wrong with vista, btw?
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Hello,

You'll have to install Windows XP. You can find Windows XP drivers for your notebook model at the Gateway Support website:

Gateway Support Drivers & Downloads: Notebook Computers > Gateway M-2410u > Windows XP
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if gateway didn't make a xp version of the laptop then chances are that they aren't going to have drivers for that model for xp. you'll have to search for a driver by driver basis, or maybe you can get lucky like me, and somebody's compiled a list of xp drivers for your specific laptop (generally components are the same in a family of laptops).
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Agreed.

I'd say just suck it up and use Vista...I like it a lot more than XP.
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Hello,

Personally I don't mind Vista, but there are some occasions where using Windows XP would be better. We know that Windows Vista has higher system requirements than Windows XP, and taking into account the whole Vista Capable fiasco, there are some users where downgrading to Windows XP would be better.

For example, my HP 2510p notebook originally had Windows Vista Business installed (actually, I replaced the OS with Vista Server 2008 Standard Edition). However, recently I decided to install and use Windows XP instead. It only has a 1.8" 4200RPM hard drive and a Core 2 Duo ULV U7600 processor. I'm glad I changed because my notebook is definitely more responsive now and it takes less time to copy files (most certainly), boot, hibernate and shutdown.
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or you can get server 08 and throw that on there. or just suck it up and use vista. if i had to choose vista or xp i would choose vista over xp any day.
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or you can get server 08 and throw that on there. or just suck it up and use vista. if i had to choose vista or xp i would choose vista over xp any day.
Same here. In my opinion there is no reason to go with xp at this point
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