This replacement model for the XPS1220 model comes with Vista 32bit Home Premium as its default operating system. Some people prefers to have the old faithful Windows XP as its operating system. Can we have XP on this laptop? In short, yes. As I explain more, you will realise its actually a no.
You may install other operating system on this laptop, of course, without affecting the functionality of Dell Media Direct 3 which I found to be quite useful. Dell Media Direct 3 allows fast boot up to its own program interface that lets you play music, watch movie, view pictures and so other basic useful features.
As at the blog time 17 September, Dell hasn’t released full set of drivers for all the devices found in this laptop. Therefore, you may still install XP but will not enjoy full functionalities of what it can offers.
Important device drivers that it lacks are as follow (with reference to Dell official release):-
- Graphic driver for 8400M GS
As a conclusion, it is not feasible to install Windows XP at the moment since there are still many drivers made not available yet. If you insist to have it, continue reading in part 2 later.Social tagging: Dell XPS1330 > Install XP on Dell XPS1330 > XP Drivers for Dell XPS1330