Is Vista Hardware Proprietary ???

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Post by rees75 on 29th July 2009, 9:44 pm

My roommate has an Acer desktop computer that runs Vista Home Basic. He's got the computer so screwed up that I can't even get it into safe mode or restore to an older restore point (it says that something is damaged). So I was going to either format the hard drive or run the recovery. But the problem is there's no recovery partition or discs (I think he has formatted the hard drive previously and got rid of the recovery partition) or lost the discs. I told him that I have an XP Home disc with a new key to go with it but he says that I can't because the Hardware and the drivers are Vista Proprietary and won't work with XP. Is that really how it works? I'm not familiar with Vista all that much. I just thought I could install XP and just download the appropriate drivers for the hardware. Please help!!!

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Post by Doctor Inferno on 30th July 2009, 1:42 pm

Hello,

The most Vista software will work on XP. So you can install XP Home on his PC. The manufacturer's site should also provide XP drivers.


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Post by rees75 on 30th July 2009, 3:45 pm

Thank you so much for the information. It's definitely helpful!

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