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Vista Help I wanted to know how to turn off the automatic updates to windows vista. Also can anyone tell me if you can dual load Vista and XP so that you can which operating system you want to use?

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Go to Control panel switch to classic view, bottom right thumbnail WINDOWS UPDATE and double click it. Top left in blue CHANGE SETTINGS Left Click and change setting to what you want.

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To turn off auto updates control panel/windows update/change settings

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You can dual boot with vista and XP but XP must be insatalled before Vista

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Dear sir, i've a compaq presario c700. recently i've switched to vista from xp. where should i get the drivers.


well when you switched to vista it had to do a compatability check so unless it showed programs only compatible with XP then you should be fine. windows will update itself through automatic updates or it will tell you when updates are available and let you pick which ones you want.

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If XP where your primary OS this would not be a problem. Since Vista is the Primary you are going to need to get a boot loader that will start before either OS does and use that to choose OS at bootup.

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From what you're saying I get that you want to install Windows XP with Service Pack 3 on your computer. Are you wanting to replace Vista, or do you want a dual boot system? Do you have a Vista CD as well if you want a dual boot system? Did you receive any other disc's with the computer that may have a driver set on it?

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No it is not if Vista is already loaded. In order for it to work and have a dual-boot, the earlier OS must be loaded first. So, first you must have Windows XP; then you can load Windows Vista; however it does not work the other way around. So if you wanted to have both, you would have to wipe your hard drive clean, load Windows XP, then load Windows Vista....Good Luck.

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How to dual boot Vista and XP (with Vista installed first) -- the step-by-step guide with screenshots

UPDATED | Got a Vista PC and want to install XP so you can dual-boot between them? Here's how to do it, in an easy, step-by-step format. Page 1 - Intro
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Scenario: You want to install Vista on your PC alongside your XP installation, on the same drive. You have installed Vista already. (If you have XP installed first, check out our earlier tutorial on how to dual boot Vista and XP with XP installed first.)
Tutorial Summary: We need to shrink the Vista partition on the hard disk and create enough space for an installation of XP. This can be done in three ways - using the GPartEd Live CD, the DISKPART utility on the Vista DVD or the Vista Disk Management GUI - and we'll cover all three. We'll then install XP and install EasyBCD to reinstate the Vista bootloader which will be overwritten during the XP installation, and then use EasyBCD to configure Vista's bootloader to boot the XP partition.
Updated September 2008: This is an updated tutorial, based on our first Windows Vista/XP dual-booting workshop. The main differences are that we are now using Windows Vista SP1 and Windows XP SP3. EasyBCD has also been updated and this makes some of the steps in our first tutorial redundant - the whole process is now easier.
This tutorial has been tested on a VMWare 6 Workstation.

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I'm looking for Windows XP drivers for my Gateway M-2610H laptop.


ya might be able to get the drivers ya want this is a vista machine redid my wifes new dell desktop got rid of vista had a little trouble had to go to microsoft and download all new updates for Xp vista is not to bad once you reload it and install again all the **** goes away. i'm a linux fan but its a bit sticky to, gate way has propretary softwareput in by factory and all ya want is basic vista.

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Thank God that I don't have Vista! Everyone I know who has it has had it taken out and XP put back on. Vista has an agenda all of its own. I know a computer repair man who has at least six customers a day who want it taken out! It may be an idea to do the same. I have never had any problems with XP. It's not really an answer, but maybe you should try it? John.

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Installing windows xp on hp pavilion dv 6516 tx


I'm not sure solution #1 is very explanatory, so....

IF you want to install XP on your computer, Windows XP will load most of the drivers you need automatically.
For the drivers that are specific to your HP pavilion
you will be able to download device drivers from HP website
or, request a driver CD

When XP is installed [assuming you or someone can do that]
you can:
Go to the 'My Computer' icon [right-click]
Choose:
  • 'Properties'
  • Then Choose 'Hardware'
  • Finally, choose 'Device Manager'
Here you will have a list of all your hardware
If you have any drivers that need to be installed, there should be
a yellow (?) question mark by the name of the hardware

Most devices/hardware will be handled by XP SP2
The default drivers will be loaded automatically
For example, your keyboard:

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Above you see the window that opens if I double-click on
the 'Keyboard' icon.

For XP to function, you only have to worry about the ones
with the yellow (?) question mark

Or, if you want to add a specific driver, like a Video or Sound driver, but you don't see a yellow (?) question mark
you can still install/update the driver at the 'driver' tab
[second tab in the picture above]

If you need more specific help I can do that too

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PCI PARALLEL CARD WINDOWS VISTA X64


There are know compatibility and driver problems with Vista. Please visit the Microsoft update website for updates and driver issues.

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