I'm thinking of buying a notebook through DELL online, though I've noticed that Windows Vista is the only option for an English language OS. I'm not familiar with Vista and know for a fact that most of the applications I'm running now won't work on it. WinXP is only offered in Chinese. Is there anyway around it?
One thing I'm considering is actually buying the machine pre-installed with WinXP in Chinese and then do a reformat and clean install of the OS in English (I have the original CD).
Does anyone have any thoughts on how to solve this? I would appreciate any help.
I've also asked a few people on the threads about this, but I figured I'd post this generally and get some feedback from other users as well.