Upgrade Downgrade: Laptop Edition
October 10, 2011 1:13 PM Subscribe
Getting a brand new Core i7 laptop. How sensible is it to downgrade it to XP?
posted by yellowcandy to Computers & Internet (32 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm replacing a workhorse laptop I bought in 2005 that, because I bought it with longevity in mind, is still doing well.
But it's really time for a replacement. So the new one is going to follow the same model.
All of that said, I want to know what kinds of big advantages I'll get from sticking with Windows 7 vs. downgrading to XP. The new machine is pretty speedy 2.0 Ghz, with 8MB of RAM and 7200 rpm HDs with about 1TB of space.
Does it make any sense to flip to XP? I'm also concerned about mounting XP and not being able to use components on the laptop because of a lack of drivers for them... So what do I need to know here?