|I think I'd like to do both! Then when the new machine is fully set up and stale, this one I'm repairing now can become a useful backup machine. But will there be an issue as I described? Would I have a hard time finding XP board level drivers for certain better machines?|
I'll likely have some more questions for everyone when I do that, but as I'm always a bargain hunter, thats where I have to start... if I get a machine that has the hardware I want, but maybe has Vista installed, is there any reason to doubt that board level XP drivers could not be found if i attempted suc a migration? Pardon my ignorance here. This all stems from a few years back when I was looking in Best Buy for a machine. I knew they were all VISTA off the shelf, but when i asked about having them supply it with XP for me, their "geek squad" said that Microsoft wasn't allowing that, and the the board level drivers were not being made available by the mfgrs.
I realize this is a totally different subject, but what's the truth here?