Downgrade from Vista 64 to XP Pro

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  1. Runner

    Runner Notebook Enthusiast

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    I ordered my T400 w/ Vista 64 but am now thinking that I should have started w/ XP Pro. I did order the XP recovery DVD with my system. Will I need to reformat the hard drive to switch to XP?
     
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    Renee Notebook Virtuoso

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    No, no, no you made the right decision with vista originally
     
  3. Runner

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    OK, that reassures me. But, am I going to have any problems using remote desktop from the Vista 64 to an XP Pro computer on the same network?
     
  4. jonlumpkin

    jonlumpkin NBR Transmogrifier

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    Not really a problem but you will have to check a box that says "allow connections to computers running an earlier version ..." as XP doesn't have some Remote security feature of Vista/7. However, if you check the box and save settings, you shouldn't have any trouble.
     
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    OK, Thanks! I should have mentioned XP Pro 32, is the answer the same? I plan on connecting to the older desktop from the T400.
     
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    bsodder Notebook Evangelist

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    32 v 64 bit makes no difference with RDP...
     
  7. Renee

    Renee Notebook Virtuoso

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    I'd second what john says. There was no xp 64-period so it was all xp-32.
     
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    jonlumpkin NBR Transmogrifier

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    Not true. Windows XP Pro 64-Bit. However, the 64-bit version was rare and I don't recommend it because driver support is awful.
     
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    Ditto. Oh and OP stick with vista, it is better all around then XP.
     
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    MastahRiz Notebook Evangelist

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    Vista is the way to go. And you could save yourself all this trouble and worrying and just use a program called Team Viewer, which is free and sets up a perfect remote desktop connection every time, regardless of which Windows is installed on either end.
     
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