installing W xp on Linux

March 19, 2009 at 10:37:59
Specs: Windows XP
I bought my neice an Acer - but with Linux. A very bad move, too complicated for a 13 year old who wants to skype, msn, listen to music and download stuff - she needs Windows xp home (or pro?). So now I want to uninstall Linux and replace. Has anyone done this? Can you tell me how to do it/pitfalls/dangers? What difference if I install Windows xp pro - cause it's a bit cheaper?

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March 19, 2009 at 10:59:10

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#2
March 19, 2009 at 11:37:40
There's definitely a bit of a learning curve with Linux, but I suggest you keep it. You can do all the things you mentioned IF you take the time to learn how. If you feel you need XP, create a Linux/XP dual boot configuration. I assume your Acer has Ubuntu?

http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_...


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#3
March 19, 2009 at 14:17:57
Kind of nice of you.

Not worth the upgrade for you to do it. Sell (donate) the device and get a new one with xp installed maybe.

Seems any kid would be able to use Linux. Might be easier for her to just learn linux? Even my wife can use it, well.. she can as much as she understands windows.

Be sure you have a way to boot the system. Some of the newer net things are usb boot, without any cd drive.

If you have a cd drive then I'd use HOME instead of Pro. She really has no need for professional.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


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