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    New laptops with WinXP drivers?

    Hello all,

    I'm trying to get a quote for a laptop that is still compatible with WinXP and so has drivers readily available. This is causing my suppliers some trouble, however. Does anyone know of a make/model that fits the bill, whilst still being reasonably good value and not over specificed? We're planning a move to Win7, but for the moment i don't want both on the network causing profile confusions, etc.

    Cheers!

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    Do you have roaming profiles? The V2 profile issue will only happen if you have roaming profiles.

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    We do have roaming profiles for staff, unfortunately, so this is a concern!

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    Don't know if you were thinking of refurbs, but @ict-direct have some nice Lenovo T61s that have XP drivers available

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    Just bought some of these as they had XP Drivers available on the Lenovo Support site:

    Lenovo E530s (3259-MKG) - Available Here

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    We use Lenovo E530 which work fine with XP.

    A problem you may have depending on how you do licensing is you will find it very hard to buy Laptops with Windows 7 licenses (you aren't allowed to downgrade Windows 8 to XP). Even laptops advertised as "Windows 7 laptops" will probably have a Windows 8 license.

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    I personally would use the opportunity to test Windows 7 and get it up and running. The roaming profile thing isn't the end of the world there are guides on how to overcome this from this forum

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    The Fujitsu Lifebook AH512 have XP Drivers available on the website.

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    Thanks for the suggestions! We're looking at a very small quantity to buy at the moment and so i don't want to spend any time setting up for a single Win7 device knowing that i'll be going Win7 site wide sometime (hopefully) soon, thereby avoiding the profiles issue completely. Plans may change, however!

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