HP Mini 1000: “Can I install my own copy of Windows XP Home on the Linux version?”

by on Feb.08, 2009, under Technology

I’m thinking about buying an HP Mini 1000, but have a few questions about them before I decide.  I decided to e-mail HP; here’s my question and their response.

Me to HP:

I’m considering purchase of the HP Mini 1000 with the Linux based OS. Because of my work’s VPN connection, I may not be able to use the Linux based OS. I have a copy of Windows XP Home. I notice a version of the HP Mini 1000 comes with Windows XP Home; should I need to, would I be able to load my copy of Windows XP Home onto the HP Mini, or does it run a special version of Windows XP Home?

HP to Me:

Hello SLeepdepD,

Thank you for contacting HP Total Care.

I really a ppreciate your interest, regarding your query with the HDD space it will depend upon the configuration that you choose, as it comes with 16 gb SSD (solid state drive) also, where if you install Xp it will take around 4 gb.

Now regarding thwe operating system query there are unit which come with Xp preinstalled, however if you want to install any other retails version of xp also you can.

This should resolve the issue. If you need further assistance, please reply to this message and we will be happy to assist you further.

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