Windows XP forum: Can YOU buy a new laptop that has XP on it? WHY NOT?

by: dllfo April 15, 2007 9:05 PM PDT

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Can YOU buy a new laptop that has XP on it? WHY NOT?

by dllfo - 4/15/07 9:05 PM

I am not asking for tech help. I am looking for advice on dumping vista and going back to xp. If I don't, the computer goes back.

I could hardly type this because vista made the page shake, bounce, hop around....

My Toshiba (XP sp2) died. I asked for another computer with XP and was told Circuit City did not have any. I called around. None available.

Why? I am disabled, on morphine and I have a lot of medical problems,
I cannot handle the stress of this mess.

Why can't I find a new notebook with xp?

I tried Vista, it stinks. Too many dumb changes for me, so if CC wants me to keep their computer, I asked them to reformat the drive and put just XPsp2 on it. After all, when I lost my Toshiba, I had paid for a copy of XPsp2 oem...I would be happy with that.

It just dawned on me that it is quite a coincidence all the majors force us into Vista about the same time.

The final straw was when I tried to contact MS for email support. They have us fill the usual info until it got to my key number.
I finally found it on the bottom, where gates said it would be, I very
carefully copied the info twice to be sure, then...sorry..vista is making this page jump and down again...anyway jumping again..is CNET all screwed up, or is it vista? I am on the new sony VGN FE 880E/H/.

When I typed in the key, and I was 100% correct, vista went crazy, saying I had a bad key, then it got worse and worse.

I called Circuit City, told them what vista did, they were ..unhappy, said it has happened before. We type in our number, vista says that number has already been issued and YOU have a bogus copy. page is jumping up and down again.

After almost 4 hours, sony reformatted the entire computer to its original condition, just hit F10 and it happens. sorry, vista has jumped the page around again.

Why can't I get a new notebook with XPsp2????????

XPsp2 would last me for a couple years...I don't do games, etc.
but some agreement between gates & the manufacturers prevents them from selling us this computer with XPsp2???????????????

I guess I just don't understand. All of my software is set up for xp,
it will cost more money for new programs....lose lose for me.

IS THERE ONE GOOD REASON I SHOULDN'T BE ABLE TO USE XP FOR A COUPLE MORE YEARS?????? I do lotus, MS Word, emails, nothing fancy.

The sony has a duo core T5500 system, 2 gig of ddrr ram I think and is otherwise overkill for what I need.

I don't mean to gripe, but something is really wrong with this picture.

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