I bought this Gateway GT 5228 computer with Windows XP installed, but replaced it with Vista Home Premium 64-bit. Now, the really convenient silver shortcut keys for cut, paste, copy, etc. don't work like they did with XP. Is there any way to make them work again?
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Re: Gateway SK-9922 Keyboard fastkeys don't work
You have a problem with your drivers. That keyboard is too old and I can not find any vista drivers. I can find XP and Windows 2000 drivers. The regular keys should work, but the extra keys that are not standard on all keyboards, like the cut, paste, and volume controls should not work.
If you want a keyboard to have those functions, then you need to buy a newer keyboard that has vista drivers.
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Hello kelvinvu, according to the information that I gathered from this computer model, it has Windows Vista 32 bit home premium installed on it. Windows XP is an older operating system so you can't "upgrade" to it. You could however install a fresh copy (more likely completely erasing all your previous information on vista and data files) or you could upgrade to Windows 7. Since you are using "Windows Vista 32 bit home premium", you have to upgrade to "Windows 7 32 bit home premium" or better. So if you were trying to "upgrade" to Windows 7 Home Basic, it will not allow that since it considers that a downgrade in the Operating System. You should actually be able to pop in the Windows 7 Home Premium CD while vista is running and start the upgrade process pretty painlessly that way. Just access the CD and walk through the menus for upgrading Vista to Windows 7. As a reminder, you must use the 32 bit discs. If you try and use the 64 bit discs (a different operating system as far as windows is concerned) you will have to go through the same process of installing a new version of windows (not upgrade). I hope this has solved your specific problem kelvinvu, have a great day!
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Client and server operated systems supported for the most current release of the UPD: Client operating systems supported:
Microsoft Windows 7 Starter, Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate; x86 and x64
Microsoft Windows Vista Business, Enterprise, Home Basic, Home Premium, and Ultimate; x86 and x64
Microsoft Windows XP (SP2 and later) Home Edition, and Professional; x86 and x64
*Note: Microsoft retired mainstream support for Windows XP in April
2009. HP will continue to provide best effort support for the current
UPD and tools for the discontinued Windows XP operating system until
2) For Windows XP: Control Panel -> Regional and Language Options -> Languages tab -> Details button (which opens Text Services and Input Languages dialog box) -> Installed Services -> Add button -> Keyboard layout/IME -> (There you choose your keyboard layout)
For Windows Vista: Control Panel -> Regional and Language Options -> Keyboards and Languages tab -> Change keyboards button General tab
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my 5228 was under warranty when the same problem occurred. the motherboard was replaced at least twice. six months later, I have the same problem but now am out of warranty. so try replacing the motherboard. am going to try it on my own only because I have so much info in that compter.
check that you have all updates for your linksys and cable modem and the new adapter you bought since your pc is old..
if that doesn't help then try the following:
i would shut down pc, uplug router power, turn off the cable modem and give it all at least 10-20 secs.. plug the other pc in the router then start up cable modem and router.. after that, then turn your pc on and see if it recognizes...
is the adapter for a desktop to make wireless of a laptop, just curious..