Downgraded from vista to XP Pro?

Michael-Best used Ask the Experts™
Can Gateway ML6022j be downgraded from vista to XP Pro in either its pre-installed Japanese OS or can I just install English & Japanese XP Pro on separate partitions & keep the Vista OS? & whats the best & easiest method? I know drivers may be an issue, do Gateway support XP Pro drivers? A link to XP Pro drivers would be nice, thanks in advance.
Watch Question

Do more with

Expert Office
EXPERT OFFICE® is a registered trademark of EXPERTS EXCHANGE®

instead installing 2 os, suggest to install English os w/ add-on language; thus, easier to install drivers found here¶m=1015682R
Thanks  yfastud:
But I am Japanese thus need dual boot OS..English & Japanese XP Pro.
Everyone knows Vista is ME:2, thus only a paper weight / boat anchor.
Also Japanese OS is superior to English OS for Asian Languages.
He he... he he... ;)

I know very little Japanese when working for Fujifilm awhile ago, so really not sure if it's different because I've setup a lot of pc for Chinese community, then setup add-on languages which include Chinese language and most of these Chinese people don't even know an English word ;)

Anyway, your listed model is special made for Japan/Japanese and the link I've provided is exclusive drivers for your laptop and you should not have problem to install those drivers on Japanese OS ;)

To install dual OS, you should setup 2 partitions before installation, and install each OS on 1 partition. If using Vista, the job is a little more easier because it auto create a multi OS boot when install the second OS. After install both XP OS, you need to use a program to setup multi boot screen for you. Since I'm using Acronis which is not free, if you like to get the free program, you should google for it
How to Generate Services Revenue the Easiest Way

This Tuesday! Learn key insights about modern cyber protection services & gain practical strategies to skyrocket business:

- What it takes to build a cloud service portfolio
- How to determine which services will help your unique business grow
- Various use-cases and examples

Done, I will now go & buy it @ Yen 30,000 new, its a one time only sale & too cheap to miss out on.
I have set up over 30 dual boot computers but heard that some of the new Vista models dont support XP.
Then I will see if the drivers work, & if so, you get the points.
Sorry for delay...someone turned off the sun, so I had to go see it.
Next time is 26 yrs later & I will be  ???, by then.
I got my new PC only to find it broken on delivery, so to say sorry they gave me the newest model at the same price.
Are the driver the same?
I should be doing this myself (see my profile & you will understand)... but I have never asked a question & think that I should give some points to others + I am getting lazy, or too too much beer is distracting me lately.

I have had no reply, so I contacted Gateway direct, only to be told that they dont support dual boot...thus no driver support fof XP.????
I have to go away for a month, thus cannot look into this now.
I will try: Uniblue / driver scanner, to locate drivers when I get back.

Do more with

Expert Office
Submit tech questions to Ask the Experts™ at any time to receive solutions, advice, and new ideas from leading industry professionals.

Start 7-Day Free Trial