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Old July 8th, 2009, 01:45 PM   #996
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Default Re: O/T computer help desk thread

Originally Posted by carcentric View Post
I just ordered a Dell laptop for my son's 30th birthday present, and it comes with Windows Vista Home Basic SP1 loaded. Dell would load it with XP Pro instead, but for $150 extra.

Can Windows XP Home Edition UPGRADE with SP2 be used to "retrograde" the system, or would a whole new Windows XP Home Edition with SP2 (non-upgrade version) be required to do that?

You would need a full version and a valid product key. Unless he is having comparability issues with a printer or such just keep vista. your going to have to get use to it sooner or later

just my $.16 (adjusted for inflation)

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