I need some clarification. I just bought a new laptop with Vista preinstalled and would like to erase the hard drive, with DBAN Boot n Nuke or WipeDrive, and install a copy of XP.
I would already have done (attempted?) it except for I apparently can't get the laptop to boot from the disk drive even tho I've set up BIOS the way it should be in order to do that. That's not the issue though, since I think I can solve that by burning DBAN or WIpe Drive onto a CD-R on a PC (and not a CD-RW burned on a MAC like I have now).
The question I have is this: at Best Buy, the guys at the Geek Squad told me I cannot do this, since all the hardware on the laptop is new and none of the drivers on XP will work with it, in fact the drivers will not even have an XP version.
Is this true? I really don't want to use Vista. Advice is appreciated.