Install Windows® XP in Sony® VAIO E Series
Guidelines to install Windows XP in the Sony VAIO E series
The Sony VAIO E series is the perfect system for navigation and browsing. It is equipped with a picture motion browser and Intel® Core i5; it has also got excellent performance. It is comes with Windows 7. However, as this platform is new to users and if a user needs to downgrade to Windows XP, a set of guidelines must be followed.
Here we will talk about the different guidelines to install Windows XP in the Sony VAIO E series.
- Check on downgrade rights and back up all the important information
- Keep a back up of Windows 7 drivers and install Windows XP
- Benefits of Windows XP
Check on downgrade rights and back up all the important information
Ensure the downgrade rights and policies published by Microsoft® before proceeding with the downgrade from Windows 7 to Windows XP, the eighteen months cap must be followed. And when an operating system is uninstalled, the information along with the operating system also gets wiped off. Therefore it is important to back up all the data. There are people who follow backing up of data in another partition of the hard disk. However it should not be done. Instead the information must be backed up in a removable storage; it could be a CD, DVD or a personal media drive.
Keep a back up of Windows 7 drivers and install Windows XP
Always make sure that the drivers for different devices are being backed up properly. Put in the Windows XP CD in the CD drive and change the BIOS to boot from the CD drive beforehand. Select ‘Install Windows XP’ from the main screen. The installation window will appear asking for an upgrade. Select the upgrade option. ‘Clean install’ is always a better option to format the hard disk so that no files from the past exist on the hard disk drive. The license agreement would appear. Accept the agreement and the upgrade advisor would bring in a report. Make a note of the hardware or software issues that may pop up. Update the set up files from the Internet if required and the set up will begin. The files from the CD would be copied to the hard disk and the system would boot. The Windows installation screen will appear. The ‘Out of the Box’ window will appear after the system reboots. After the installation is complete do not forget to check the hardware and the software to see if they are functioning properly or not.
Benefits of Windows XP
There were countless advances in the area of security enhancements and that let Windows XP get an upper hand over other operating systems. The advanced attributes of Windows Firewall, like Internet Connection Firewall helped in protecting the system from malicious programs. Microsoft Outlook® email attachments and Windows Messenger were also checked for attached viruses. Moreover, Bluetooth brought one more dimension to connectivity and data sharing. Simple wireless connection strategies were other unique selling features of the platform. The control panel was enhanced by the ‘Add and Remove Programs’ feature, giving the user a better interface to control the applications.