installing xp on my windows 7 laptop

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installing xp on my windows 7 laptop

Post by Wretched » Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:10 am

If I was to install windows xp on my laptop would it recognize my graphics card? This might be a dumb question :?
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Re: installing xp on my windows 7 laptop

Post by tom61 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:01 pm

Maybe. Search for XP drivers for all your laptop's hardware before taking the plunge to XP.

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Re: installing xp on my windows 7 laptop

Post by cennar » Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:26 pm

generally most mobile cards are easy for xp (intel 945m?). I switched my acer over a wile ago and then switched back to discover how much worse windows 7s performance was. I'm dual booting right now and the comparison every time I go back is funny. and yeah look up manufacturing drivers, allot of HP drivers aren't out for xp any more. the divers exist but take longer to find because Hp is off selling up windows7 to rid the land of vista.

I will say that using just windows 7 for it's dual boot is nice, I've got three kinds of windows on the same lame ass computer.
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Re: installing xp on my windows 7 laptop

Post by Sparkfist » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:55 pm

Best thing to do is let us know what the make is. I can tell you that most Dell laptops and computers come with XP drivers. And to be blunt, if you have a Toshiba, forget it.

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Re: installing xp on my windows 7 laptop

Post by spir1t7 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:59 pm

Yes, most likely. We've done it on all of our school laptops that had windows 7 pro.
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