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laptop that can still allow XP Pro to install

by Chinookman / August 21, 2007 11:16 AM PDT

hey folks. I'm presently in need of a laptop for business and school. My need is to be able to install a copy of XP Pro rather then Vista. I'm not interested in participating in M$'s consumer beta testing program. I need a laptop that while I'm in class giving presentations or what ever it needs to run period and I'm not wiling to chance having issue with Vista. My classmates have had their issues and don't want hardware to impact my grades. OK disclaimer out of the way I ask because I just learned that some Toshiba models will not allow XP to install due to drivers.

My budget is 1100 and await some input from you folks that have been there done that. I would prefer a HP and thanks to this forum learned of the Toshiba vertical line issue. Also I think I read here that HP has customer service issues w/ a SATA hard drive and no replacements on their web site.

And yeah I realize they all have pluses and deltas so I'm hopefully not trying to be too anal just really have my heart on running XP Pro until graduation next summer. SP1 should be debugged for a good SP2 by then.................LOL.........

Thanks in advance folks appreciate the input...oh yeah no pressure but would like to take advantage of the labor day sales coming up..!!


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biz laptop with xp pro
by ramarc / August 21, 2007 11:28 AM PDT
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laptop w/ XP
by Chinookman / August 21, 2007 11:34 PM PDT
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Thnaks for the model number I"ll now start my on-line search for one. Oh you did say that it was a direct only though right? OK I"ll give them a call.

thank you

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dell business line
by paki1genius / August 22, 2007 5:44 AM PDT

on the dell website they offer business laptops which give u an option of having windows xp pro.

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Well I hope you can get the laptop
by orlbuckeye / August 22, 2007 8:36 PM PDT
In reply to: dell business line

before classes start. Right now NVIDIA and AMD graphics card shortages are causing delays in shipping of both desktops and laptops. My company is doing a computer forklift and the HP's shipments have been delayed.

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