Install Windows® XP in Sony® VAIO Z Series
Are you interested in knowing the guidelines of installing Windows XP IN Sony VAIO Z Series?
Sleek, elegance and versatility can be used to describe the Sony VAIO Z series. Its technical specifications include a blu-ray disk drive, VGA output, 2.0 USB port, ExpressCard /34 slot, Intel Core processor powered by turbo boost technology, 8 GB RAM and 500 GB hard disk capacity. The laptop also comes with a 13-inch multimedia display screen supported by NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M GPU (1GB RAM) with Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD graphics card along with Intel HM57 Express Chipset and HDMI out and VGA out. This would have been in complete without Windows 7 that is preinstalled as the primary operating system. Nevertheless, some users are yet to be convinced of the robust nature of Windows 7 and until then would prefer Windows XP as the OS.
Discussed here are the guidelines for installing Windows XP in Sony VAIO Z series laptop:
- System requirements
- Tips to install Windows XP
- What to keep in mind
First of all, you need to make sure that the system is compatible with the software. This is necessary for the better performance of a computer. The minimum system requirements are Intel Pentium 300 MHz, 64 MB of RAM, 1.5 GB free hard disk space and CD ROM.
Tips to install Windows XP
The next step is to establish whether the current Windows 7 was installed as a new installation over an earlier version or as a fresh installation in the PC without any pre-existing OS or an upgrade from a previous Windows edition. You also need to check if the current operating system was installed as a part of a multi-boot system since each option presents a different method to downgrade. In addition, all software application installation disks must be readily available as device drivers and programs i.e. Microsoft Office, antivirus, antispam among others will be lost with a re-install. Although, you will not lose any stored files, folders and important documents but it is still recommended that you create a backup of all the data. After this, insert the installation disk and restart the system and allow the boot up to request start up from the disk.
What to keep in mind
It is recommended that amongst the provided options to revert back to Windows XP, select ‘Clean Install’ option. This will provide added benefits of refreshing the system clock to restart thus wiping out any bugs that may have been picked along the way. Moreover, ensure that you have made backups of the recovery disk partition as the manufacturer does not supply a CD copy with the shipment of the laptop.