1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

do you think I should downgrade to WinXp?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by virus_1720, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. virus_1720

    virus_1720 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2008
    Messages:
    1,686
    Likes Received:
    1,197
    Location:
    BHW
    Hey guys, I hate vista. Its heavy and it really sucks as you all already know. I bought a laptop this may that came vista pre-insatlled. I always wanted to downgrade to XP coz I thought that things would be super fast then but was too lazy.

    Anyway here are my configs :

    [​IMG]


    What do you guys suggest, windows 7 or windows XP. I want crazy speed. I also bought another laptop 3 months back that has 1 GB ram but is way faster than my vista lappy. That is what triggered this.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. origin

    origin Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2008
    Messages:
    334
    Likes Received:
    90
    Home Page:
    Things to consider:

    Your Memory = 2 GB, after OS loaded:
    XP + drivers: 1.7 GB free, speed: fast, games: ok
    Vista+drivers: 400 MB free, speed: slow, games: naah.
    Win7 + drivers: 600 MB free, speed: medium, games: maybe

    More or less, I think you know the idea :)
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. Christophe1700

    Christophe1700 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2009
    Messages:
    114
    Likes Received:
    2
    Home Page:
    I hate vista, it takes many years before all those bugs are out of the system
     
  4. virus_1720

    virus_1720 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2008
    Messages:
    1,686
    Likes Received:
    1,197
    Location:
    BHW
    is it actually possible to downgrade?
     
  5. origin

    origin Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2008
    Messages:
    334
    Likes Received:
    90
    Home Page:
    Yes.
    Actually, downgrading is about reinstalling your WinXP.
    Don't foget to BACKUP any necessary data.
     
  6. Alex Brooks

    Alex Brooks BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2009
    Messages:
    1,199
    Likes Received:
    297
    Go with windows 7, installed it on my desktop, then shortly after my laptop, haven't had a single issue and both were running vista, both are much faster now.
     
  7. vwvr76

    vwvr76 Newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes, if there are XP drivers. If they don't have them posted on the HP site then just do a Google search on your model/xp drivers. If that doesn't turn up anything contact their customer support and bug them about needing to use XP. They probably have them somewhere even if it's not offered on their main site.

    Your last resort after all that is to find out the main components of your pc: chipset, video, audio, network, etc then find the drivers for those individually. Good luck! BTW, I skipped Vista but Windows 7 is pretty good.
     
  8. The Captain

    The Captain Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2009
    Messages:
    343
    Likes Received:
    188
    I would personally go with win 7. It is the best by far.
     
  9. Hellfire

    Hellfire Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2009
    Messages:
    241
    Likes Received:
    150
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Norway
    I have two laptops, one with XP and one with Windows 7. And I have to say; go upgrade.
    Windows 7 is superior in everyway, but most importanly it's more secure. And you don't want your login information stolen, right?
     
  10. elbeto

    elbeto Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2009
    Messages:
    98
    Likes Received:
    75
    Occupation:
    Beer drinker
    Location:
    close to the laptop
    I really prefer windows xp also, I make my own version without any shi*s only a 290 MB Cd, If you want to make your own Windows version you can use this amazing software h**p://www.nliteos.com/download.html This will give you an unattended windows version, you can the drivers to the windows compilation also.
     
  11. magpie2419

    magpie2419 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2009
    Messages:
    313
    Likes Received:
    343
    Occupation:
    Millionaire
    Location:
    Newcastle UK Or Morocco
    Couple of things here to throw in. I have a HP laptop nearly the same specs as yours, I hated Vista so I downgraded you will need a copy of XP with Satta drivers and you will probably have to add them to your copy of XP your self, that's what I ended up doing. You will then need to go to HP support and download all the drivers for your model for XP this is a real pain in the arse, and will take a lot of googling. I had mine up and running XP and it was fast.

    Then I decided to try Windows 7 and to be honest once I have it set up the way I like it, I haven't looked back, its been great easy to use and setup was easy too.

    My advice would be go with Windows 7 support for XP will be discontinued soon
     
  12. sebamann1

    sebamann1 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Messages:
    107
    Likes Received:
    116
    Occupation:
    student / pwning the world's ass
    Location:
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    i downgraded to xp first, and then switched to 7. 7 rules my life, you should really be using it
     
  13. jacko999

    jacko999 Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2008
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    24
    Ive not had anyproblems using windows 7 and really like it but a few people i know have had problems i would say go with xp as pretty much every program is guaranteed to work
     
  14. The Captain

    The Captain Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2009
    Messages:
    343
    Likes Received:
    188
    You can get any program to work in win 7 via "compatability mode"
     
  15. SebastianJu

    SebastianJu Power Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2008
    Messages:
    679
    Likes Received:
    130
    I have bought a Notebook with Vista too... And I bought a winxp-cd from ebay for 20euro or similar. And I planned to install XP on the Notebook because I didnt liked Vista. But now I dont do it actually because Vista is running fine and smooth. When you take the time to setup Vista and disable annoying functions its a good OS. Fast and stable.

    I wont install XP on my Notebook now. Im pleased with vista. Every problem you have can be disabled I think.
     
  16. NX_NULL

    NX_NULL Regular Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2008
    Messages:
    309
    Likes Received:
    425
    I suggest you to downgrade to Windows XP sp3
    Almost any softwares and hardwares is working on it

    in your package you have a cd that called Downgrade to Windows XP driver or some thing like that, with that driver you can easily downgrade to windows xp
     
  17. sebamann1

    sebamann1 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Messages:
    107
    Likes Received:
    116
    Occupation:
    student / pwning the world's ass
    Location:
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    7's always more stable. Believe me, I've custom built Vista-distros for some clients, and they always, always, always fuck up at some point anyway.
    The core of vista was just badly assembled
     
  18. jacko999

    jacko999 Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2008
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    24
    yeah wasnt to do with program kept crashing/freezing but its the x64 version i have the x86 and it works perfectly for me.
     
  19. virus_1720

    virus_1720 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2008
    Messages:
    1,686
    Likes Received:
    1,197
    Location:
    BHW
    I think what I am gonna do is have both windows 7 and win XP installed (Dual boot).
    If anything goes wrong I will run a system recovery.
     
  20. oyeah22

    oyeah22 Power Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2009
    Messages:
    633
    Likes Received:
    244
    Location:
    i dont remember
    why do so many people around here say MATE! i dont get it! am i missing something?