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    you can't buy any laptop with XP!

    it seems that Microsoft has forced vista on all the manufacturers so that almost everywhere you go the only place you can buy a laptop with a Windows XP is on old models in unofficial channels...it'll be at least a year until all my work apps are vista supported.

    I'm looking for a fast 17 inch with plenty of USB and XP...

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    Dell ws supposed to be reintroducing XP although I don't know if that extends to laptops

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    alienware lets you choose some other specialised market computing does to

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    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=406745

    scan have it for just under a grand normally on today only. Or you could just install xp on a laptop that comes with vista.

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    dell still do it on some.. Go through small business and then on the lower models you can choose which os you want.

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    scan is nice, the <1k 17 inch range is a choice between two models.

    I have Windows XP installation disk from my desktop but I think they will ask me for a reactivation because i can only use it on one computer to have access to updates?
    Last edited by prehensile; 27-04-2007 at 03:49 PM.

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    Never mind about updates etc. You can only legaly use it on one system. full stop.

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    I think it's mad that wanting XP reduces the choice by about 10

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    IBM/Lenovo laptops mostly come with XP installed rather than Vista.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    Never mind about updates etc. You can only legaly use it on one system. full stop.
    hahaha you guys crack me up.

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    the most intense eBay climax EVER...checked out the lineup on dell and it came up to &#163;1100...got back to the auction with two minutes left... bid 840 with 5 seconds left...boom boom boom....the the guy is real as well he bought some camera batteries...
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...5328&rd=1&rd=1

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    Or do what I do, have a Dell account manager, tell him you want XP Pro on it and jobs a goodun

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    Quote Originally Posted by madman045 View Post
    Or do what I do, have a Dell account manager, tell him you want XP Pro on it and jobs a goodun
    that sounds like a shifty manoeuvre

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