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Default mini 9 upgrade from ubuntu to xp - 11-05-2009, 03:06 AM

I'm thinking of loading window xp to mini 9 presently with ubuntu, have dell xp recovery disk xp pack 2 will it work
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Default 11-05-2009, 03:28 PM

Probably, though you're not licensed for that.


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Default 11-07-2009, 03:52 AM

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I'm thinking of loading window xp to mini 9 presently with ubuntu, have dell xp recovery disk xp pack 2 will it work
Why would you want to downgrade your system to XP? Load up regular Ubuntu 9.1 and you won't be disappointed. It runs very fast, has great wireless support, (much better then 9.04), plays flash very well and with a little tweaking can be a very well put together system.


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Default 11-07-2009, 06:08 PM

9.10 seems to also be very buggy, according to media and user reports.


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Default 11-07-2009, 07:59 PM

I'm considering this as well, as I have a Vostro A90 I picked up cheap now, and need to use XP for work related software that just isn't stable in a linux xp cloned environment.

It should work straight away, right? I mean a hard drive is a hard drive.
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Default 11-07-2009, 08:44 PM

It may or may not work depending on how old the XP disc is. I think stock XP will install ok on the 9 but you'll need additional drivers from the Dell web site.


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Default Ez - 11-13-2009, 07:38 AM

Wow. Simply put. For those of you who have an XP equipped Mini9 and wish to share the joy, just pick up the refurbed Vostro A90 with Linux off of the outlet and use your original discs.

Now I know that this is in violation of the TOS of XP yadda yadda, but hey, half of you have made yours an Apple.

Took about an hour. One Christmas present down, now to convince the wife we need to get more to give out as gifts.
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Default 11-17-2009, 04:07 PM

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9.10 seems to also be very buggy, according to media and user reports.
Interesting. I haven't had a single issue since I upgraded from 9.04. If you have enough storage you can run VMware player and an install of XP. It all runs just fine. That way you can have the best of both worlds. I use my Mini 9 for work and sometimes I need XP for windows centric apps. 99% of the time I'm in Linux but when I need windows I just fire it up in a player session. Don't have any problems with XP either.


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Default 11-17-2009, 06:30 PM

I've had a bunch of issues since "upgrading" to 9.10. Slow boot, much slower than 9.04. Graphics issues. Static with sound output.


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Default 11-22-2009, 10:42 AM

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Why would you want to downgrade your system to XP? Load up regular Ubuntu 9.1 and you won't be disappointed. It runs very fast, has great wireless support, (much better then 9.04), plays flash very well and with a little tweaking can be a very well put together system.
I prefer XP because netstumbler wont work on vista or windows 7. And I heavily rely on netstumbler to hone in on wifi signals when I am out and about. There ARE other programs similar to netstumbler, but nothing that I have found so far that is as good as netstumbler (note: with the hack netcrumbler.. it allows you to both get a signal AND connect to it)..
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