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Presario desktop windows vista, shuts down unexpectedly

In addition to shutting down, I had been unable to create recovery cd's. With recovery cd's purchased from hp, I ran recovery cd's. Updates would not install, many error messages. Service Pack 1 will not install. Still shuts down randomly, Blue screen then shuts down. I am currently waiting delivery of full version of windows vista. It will not have sp1 installed so I feel I will back to square one, updates unable to install

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Windows Vista will not install on old computers. If this is your case try installing Windows XP, If this does not work you might want to try Linux (Ubuntu). which will run on almost any old computer with full capabilities.
It is free and you can download it from
http://www.ubuntu.com/

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