Is it free to downgrade from Windows Vista to Windows XP?

by on December 4, 2009

Q: I have a Sony VAIO vgn-ns240e laptop with Windows Vista Home Premium Edition. Is it possible to downgrade it to Windows XP and is it free or not? I don’t have a Windows XP installation disc or key.

6 Responses to “Is it free to downgrade from Windows Vista to Windows XP?”
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    You won’t be able to downgrade from XP to Vista for free. If you really don’t want to use Vista for whatever reason I’d suggest an upgrade to Windows 7 instead.


    Upgrade to Windows 7 also won’t be free right ? I’ll probably have to buy Windows 7 which costs a lot…


    actually sorry for missprint I have Sony Vaio VGN-NS140E


    If you want a different version of Windows other than Vista, whether that be XP or 7, you’ll need to pay Microsoft for it.

    Is there a specific reason you don’t want to use Vista?


    It’s just very slow…


    Check this out to help speed things up: