Unless it came with an ' XP downgrade cd' as quite a few Vista laptops do. I'd guess it would be quite a hassle getting all the drivers. Tofu would know for sure. Ram is fairly cheap atm though, so maybe bump it up a bit.
I got Vista Ultimate and runs super fast on my system, but I got 8GB (yes 8!) of RAM.
64 bit....I was considering it, but I always hear about everyone moaning about compatibility issues? Is there really that big a problem? I mean, I hear just as much griping about regular Vista, and I really haven't had any compatibility issues with it so far, and I use a lot of obscure software.
Yeah, get a few things that won't run on it. Autocad (which I use for work) I can't get running. Tried 2006 and 2008....both won't work/install. 2009 will run, but Autodesk want to sell it to me for $7000! I'll just use my old comp for drawings I guess. Basically, I haven't too much stuff installed. It's a bit of a lottery really. Installed some video converter (that I used to run on XP) a couple of hours ago. It installed, but played up big time.
Live and learn I suppose, but I am getting used to Vista and it really couldn't be any faster. I don't think Vista could even read 4Gb of RAM, so I guess I'm 'future proofed' for a little while at least.