HP Pavilion dv9260 and Windows XP
I recently purchased an HP Pavilion 9260 laptop. It's a nice machine, but it came with Windows Vista, which uses quite a bit of RAM. This laptop has 2GB of RAM, and with the default installation, Windows Vista takes about 950mb of RAM without running any applications. This seems bad, I don't want half my RAM to be used up without even running anything. I managed to get that down to about 560mb by disabling some services, but I would like to remove Windows Vista and install Windows XP on this laptop, since XP uses much less memory. My concern is drivers - is there good driver support for Windows XP for this laptop?