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Topez

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I just had to buy a new comp...(P2-1343w) with windows 8
I what to rid it of windows 8..and go to windows xp
what do i need to do this?
 

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SIW2

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I am sure you are not the only one to have been inflicted with win8.

You need a license for a better/proper o/s.

If your new machine came with win 8 PRO, I believe you can install win7 or Vista instead without needing to buy another license.

XP - I have no idea. Perhaps you can buy it on ebay/amazon
 

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gazz9496

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win xp has limited support left never mind the lack of support for the later direct x versions as well as a great deal of software that is out now and to come out that doesn't support xp.

get windows 7 as an alternative.
 

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Coke Robot

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Why xp? Support is ending in two years, not to mention the drying up well of modern software.

Go with 7 if you must, but I'd learn how to use Windows 8 and not let an operating system best you.
 

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gazz9496

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actually i'd be surprised if there was even xp driver support for a new machine.
 

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Mystere

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I just had to buy a new comp...(P2-1343w) with windows 8
I what to rid it of windows 8..and go to windows xp
what do i need to do this?

XP is unlikely to work on any new machine, there simply won't be any drivers for the hardware.

I would suggest giving Windows 8 a chance.. get a book, there are several free books available that will teach you more about it.

Worst case, I would not suggest going further back than Windows 7.
 

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Hopachi

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I just had to buy a new comp...(P2-1343w) with windows 8
I what to rid it of windows 8..and go to windows xp
what do i need to do this?

Another "sucks" thread. Nice. :)

Downgrading can be a pain on new machines because you'll have to search for missing drivers.

If going to XP... no comment.
My 2010 laptop cannot handle it at all so expect even less than none support on newer machines.

So:
what do i need to do this?
An older computer... Or run XP in a virtual machine.

If you hate 8 that bad, go to 7 as most said.
 

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Indianatone

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I just had to buy a new comp...(P2-1343w) with windows 8
I what to rid it of windows 8..and go to windows xp
what do i need to do this?
Contact the manufacterer of the computer and ask nicely for a copy of Windows 7. Better yet tell them you want a copy of Windows 7 or your money back. Or take it back to the retailer and demand Windows 7 or your money back.
 

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gazz9496

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xp 32 bits work on any new machine or 2012 motherboard i know i did install xp on 2 of them

on many aftermarket boards this is true, were talking about an HP machine here, custom main boards that often don't have driver support, for vista never mind xp.

we need the physical model number to really tell him it will work or not.
 

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Max Peck

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I just had to buy a new comp...(P2-1343w) with windows 8
I what to rid it of windows 8..and go to windows xp
what do i need to do this?

You come onto a Windows 8 forum, declare that it "Sucks" and want relevant help? There's nice people on this forum that would be glad to help if you weren't being so rude.

I would take a guess at your age but I'd say "High School" should cover it. I'm sure the board would accept an apology if you're willing to offer same. Otherwise, why not troll somewhere else?

-Max
 

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Mystere

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xp 32 bits work on any new machine or 2012 motherboard i know i did install xp on 2 of them

This is simply not true, particularly with laptops. Yes, the OS will work with the basic chipset an technically function, but most of your devices will not, such as network cards (particularly wireless ones), SD cards and/or USB ports (particularly USB3). Some video cards may not work either, so you would only get basic resolution and colors. That's unlikely though.
 

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yvesj

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sorry i never do use video card or any card .
again sorry .
a month ago i did install xp on a really old board and i was able to get all the driver .
now i use 4 brand new computer right now from xp to win7 and my browser is oprera and you only cant tell xp by the task bar all the rest work the same on all my window .
well the email are not the same .
soory about my spelling am french .doing my best to explain
 

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Hopachi

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xp 32 bits work on any new machine or 2012 motherboard i know i did install xp on 2 of them

This is simply not true, particularly with laptops. Yes, the OS will work with the basic chipset an technically function, but most of your devices will not, such as network cards (particularly wireless ones), SD cards and/or USB ports (particularly USB3). Some video cards may not work either, so you would only get basic resolution and colors. That's unlikely though.

I Agree.

xp 32 bits work on any new machine or 2012 motherboard i know i did install xp on 2 of them

on many aftermarket boards this is true, were talking about an HP machine here, custom main boards that often don't have driver support, for vista never mind xp.

we need the physical model number to really tell him it will work or not.

Yes that's exactly what I'm talking about: a HP laptop from 2010 doesn't support XP so let's be quiet about even newer models.
 

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    HP Envy DV6 7250
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    HP, Intel HM77 Express Chipset
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Mystere

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sorry i never do use video card or any card .

I find that very hard to believe. In fact, it makes me think you don't actually understand what I'm talking about.
 

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    Auria 27" IPS + 2x Samsung 23"
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gazz9496

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sorry i never do use video card or any card .
again sorry .
a month ago i did install xp on a really old board and i was able to get all the driver .
now i use 4 brand new computer right now from xp to win7 and my browser is oprera and you only cant tell xp by the task bar all the rest work the same on all my window .
well the email are not the same .
soory about my spelling am french .doing my best to explain

the graphics driver is either a standalone chip from Nvidia or Amd or integrated ie using the onboard chip of the intel/amd cpu, now these are all dx11 capable which xp isn't which again leads us to the problem of driver support being lackluster but possible depending, but you will have one otherwise you wouldn't have a display to look at:)

can you post the model of your laptop, it should be on the bottom or under the battery.

older hardware had support for xp, new hardware will either offer it or not, but given xp support ends in 2014 (march? i think) less than 2 years away chances are new hardware won't support it.

there will be differences even between windows 7 and xp, frankly i'm stunned xp is even used at all given how much better 7 is.

google translate ftw...hope this is even readable for you.

le pilote graphique est soit une puce autonome de Nvidia ou AMD ou intégré soit en utilisant la puce à bord du CPU Intel / AMD, maintenant ce sont tous capables dx11 xp qui n'est pas qui conduit de nouveau à nous le problème de l'aide à la conduite étant atone, mais possibles en fonction, mais vous aurez un sinon vous ne seriez pas d'écran à regarder

pouvez-vous envoyer le modèle de votre ordinateur portable, il devrait être sur le fond ou sous la batterie.

matériel plus ancien avait un soutien pour xp, le nouveau matériel sera soit l'offrir ou non, mais étant donné le soutien xp se termine en 2014 (mars? je crois) moins de 2 ans de suite les chances sont de nouveau matériel ne le supportent pas.

il y aura des différences même entre Windows 7 et XP, franchement, je suis stupéfait xp est même utilisé du tout étant donné la façon dont beaucoup mieux 7 est.
 

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yvesj

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Originally Posted by yvesj
sorry i never do use video card or any card .
I find that very hard to believe. In fact, it makes me think you don't actually understand what I'm talking about.

ho yes i do am building computer to pass the time .
am 68 and only been on a computer since 2007 .no school .grade 6 only to bad am french ..
in the last years i did builb my self 9 of them right now i am running 4 of them .
so if you like a chalenge come and see me and we build one each
 

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snooker

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Originally Posted by yvesj
sorry i never do use video card or any card .
I find that very hard to believe. In fact, it makes me think you don't actually understand what I'm talking about.

ho yes i do am building computer to pass the time .
am 68 and only been on a computer since 2007 .no school .grade 6 only to bad am french ..
in the last years i did builb my self 9 of them right now i am running 4 of them .
so if you like a chalenge come and see me and we build one each

To save members time , you say your a comp builder , Why not just mention which motherboards you are using ( name and model )
 

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