I am about to buy a new computer. I want to uninstall Vista and install XP
Do you think I will have driver issues
You will probably have driver issues, although a Microsoft update or a search on your computers manufacter's site will probably list XP drivers, if not Google is your friend.
I have both XP and Vista dual-booted on my PC, and I was able to find XP one's on Toshiba's European website.
Yes I needed to give more info. But I was not looking at any system but making a general inquiry.
Any how I managed to buy a
DELL Optiplex 755 Core 2 Duo 2x3.0GHz, 2GB, XP Pro, Intel E8400 processor
It came with both Vista and XP I chose what was installed
XP was installed but it is totally Vista ready. So all is well...
I definitely recommend going to XP. Vista is a memory hog, with only 2 GB of RAM you'll put a strain on the system, the first memory intensive process you run. Although its a perfectly new system, I also recommend that you do a full (deep) format of the disks when you run the XP installation.
Drivers will not be an issue on this PC. From a general search online, I can tell that you won't have very many issues. Your graphics card is integrated ... GMA3100... Intel. You'll be fine, drivers for that will either self install or can be found easily. I think your sound is onboard, and you're running a pretty basic system.
Good luck with that mate.
I do hope you got it cheap though. No offense, its a pretty crappy system.
ProfessorY91.. I love your honesty.
My system goes.. and that is something. You should have smelt the insulation of the old one as it died. lol
I will get an I7 one day..
I suppose the most important driver would be internet, so get that first. After that Google will help like I said above. A deep format (not a quick one) will probably work really well, not so much to get rid of Vista but to get rid of all the bloatware that comes with it.
I had to format my laptop yesterday (DCHP service failed to start) and Vista took 1 second (seriously no lie!) to format my 250 GB drive. I was quite surprised.
Why would you uninstall Vista? It is indeed heavier, but with SP1 it became more stable than XP and it's a whole lot more fun to use.