+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
General Chat Thread, Recommendations for modern laptops downgradable to XP? in General; Hi, Just looking for laptop recommendations which could be downgraded to XP. Has anyone managed downgrade a laptop recently to ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Huddersfield
    Posts
    6
    Thank Post
    5
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Recommendations for modern laptops downgradable to XP?

    Hi,

    Just looking for laptop recommendations which could be downgraded to XP.

    Has anyone managed downgrade a laptop recently to XP Pro with out any problems? Some laptops just wont run xp, whether its the drivers aren't available or the SATA on the BIOS wont let you change to IDE mode etc etc.

    Were looking at getting some laptops for the next school year for our Art dept to run Adobe CS4, Internet browsing and general network use. Laptops will be connected to network via wireless or good old fashioned plugged in!

    Thanks,

    Dean

  2. #2

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    18,381
    Thank Post
    525
    Thanked 2,615 Times in 2,021 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    891
    We bought some HP ProBook 6560b's recently. They have XP drivers on the HP site, so downgrade ok.

    They're Intel i5's with 4GB RAM, so should be specced very well for your needs.

    They're definitely not cheap though, they're now around £800. We got them a month or so ago, and they were about £600 then!
    Last edited by localzuk; 20th June 2011 at 03:57 PM.

  3. Thanks to localzuk from:

    deanrawlings (20th June 2011)

  4. #3

    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Huddersfield
    Posts
    6
    Thank Post
    5
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Brill, thanks for your reply, they look ideal, though a bit pricey, I will have a look into some other Hp's and see if they have the drivers online.

    Thanks alot.

  5. #4
    kevbaz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Plymouth
    Posts
    855
    Thank Post
    129
    Thanked 69 Times in 47 Posts
    Rep Power
    44
    The Probook 4525S work fine and are of a decent spec around the £400ish mark

  6. Thanks to kevbaz from:

    deanrawlings (20th June 2011)



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Modern Warfare 2
    By mattx in forum Gaming
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 19th September 2010, 11:38 AM
  2. Move over Modern Warfare 2
    By nephilim in forum Gaming
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 9th December 2009, 10:13 AM
  3. Laptops for staff, any recommendations?
    By farquea in forum Hardware
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 16th October 2009, 12:38 AM
  4. Laptops for video editing recommendations
    By Pumaedition in forum Hardware
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 7th May 2009, 11:10 AM
  5. modern apprentice
    By edie209 in forum General Chat
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 13th July 2006, 09:46 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •