..but you'll need to have a legal operating system to reinstall with PLUS...the key issue is finding the correct drivers for the new operating system. It's not for the feint at heart.
See the link below for other HP users who have downgraded to XP:
Hope this helps.
I'm new to this board and I must say I'm slightly challenged when it comes to computers/software/etc., so bear with me. LOL
I recently purchased a new HP Pavilion laptop that has Microsoft Vista OS, and I hate it! I've heard there's no way to switch to another OS at all. Is this true?? So I buy a computer that's not really mine to have whatever software on it what I so desire?
Please tell me there's a way to get Vista off and replace it with either XP or even Ubuntu. I've already put personal stuff onto the hard drive (files, pics, etc.), so I'm reluctant to return the computer... hence, I've heard how your information can still be retrieved even after reformatting, etc.
Please please can someone help me? Is there any way to remove Vista and then replace it? I'm desperate.
Thanks for any help.