Okay i've come across some AWESOME luck. My aunt who got laid off last year got a deal where she takes 2 classes and then she can buy a computer and they will reimburse her for it. She has no need for it and will be giving it to me as an early graduation gift (VERY EARLY :p). Although this Pc is free, there is a downside to it, It comes with Windows Vista Pre-Installed. The PC itself is $800 and the specs are as follows. CPU-AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000 (2.6 GHZ) RAM-1 GB ddr2 667mhz GPU-GeForce 7300 LE(crap :) ) HDD-250 GB SATA And a DVD reader and all the other basics. But the problem is,I dont want to run Vista yet and want to know if i can backup Vista to a disc,Buy OEM XP,install and use until Vista bugs are worked out. Or, should i Just Buy and extra gig of ram, (was going to do this anyways), a new Videocard,and hope i can play the games i like on Vista? And also, since its an HP computer, will i be able to use gaming brand ram in it? I Know with Dell and such they are picky on the hardware you use.(It has 4 dimms). Thanks. EDIT: I Just Came acroos the Dell XPS 400. I Think it is a slightly better deal but could use some opinions. SPECS:PROCESSORIntel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor E6320 (4MB L2 cache,1.86GHz,1066FSB)OPERATING SYSTEMGenuine Windows® XP Home Edition with re-installation CDMEMORY2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz - 2 DIMMsHARD DRIVE320GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache™OPTICAL DRIVESingle Drive: 16X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capabilityMONITORS19 inch SE198WFP Widescreen Flat Panel MonitorVIDEO CARD128MB nVidia GeForce 8300 GSSOUND CARDIntegrated 7.1 Channel AudioKEYBOARD & MOUSEDell USB KeyboardMOUSEDell Optical USB MouseFLOPPY & MEDIA READERNo Floppy Drive IncludedMODEM56K PCI Data Fax Modem
If you are using a HP computer you can make a system backup on Disk using HP Backup and Recovery manager. And then install windows XP.
Not sure if you can do that on all HP computer though but I bought a laptop and my friend a desktop and we both made Recovery disk that can be used to re-install vista on a HP computer.
okay, now im just not sure if i should get an hp or a dell that comes with xp:confused:. thanks.
well if you are planning to down grade to XP then I would suggest the Dell.. You could upgrade the Processor though..
yeah, i was thinking that,since i wont have to downgrade to xp, i can get at least the 2.2 GHZ C2D and the 8600GT. And with Dell's Monitors, thats a really cheap price. (i like dell monitors :) )
both are great computers i must say. First one needs more ram and a better card. Vista isnt that bad you know..
Sovereign001;3844259both are great computers i must say. First one needs more ram and a better card. Vista isnt that bad you know..
lol yeas i know, i just want to be sure i can play ALL my games with no hassle. Vista doesnt promise that and xp does :) ill be getting vista when SP1 comes around. im leaning more towards the dell because its a little more expensive but you get what you pay for (including their awesome sexy LCD monitors)