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Vista vs XP

I recently used a laptop with Vista installed on it...I didn't like it at all. Vista doesn't seem to be as user friendly as my XP but the problem is that I need to purchase a new laptop and it seems that they all come pre set-up with Vista. How can I get a laptop with XP please?

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Amost all the businesses are refusing Vista. If you are dealing with a computer company that works with businesses, you should be able to order one with XP-Pro.

I was reading in a news site that MS took some very big losses with the Vista problem. The article indicated that it also affected their stock price in the markets.

They are supposed to be coming out with SP-1 for Vista. I was told that this is supposed to have the fixes necessary to make Vista work properly.

As for using Vista, I was told, but did not see this, it is supposed to have a classic mode to make it have the feel and look like the old Windows NT or 2000.

As for myself, I use XP-Pro on all my computers. I run it in the old classic mode. I am how shopping for a new server for our company. I will be ordering it with XP-Pro only.

As far as I am conserned, MS did a great job on XP-Pro, and they should have not made such drastic changes with Vista!


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There are still some new model bundled with Linux, you can buy that one and instead of installing linux, install windows xp , you can have also the xp driver on it

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NEED GRAPHIC DRIVER


It seems that HP only offers a graphic driver for Vista for this laptop. Even though they sold it with XP. You didn't say what OS you're running. It comes up as a Intel 940/943/945 chipset driver.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?os=2093&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&sw_lang=&product=3353138#N264

The closest I could come on the Intel website is the drivers for the 945GM express chipset. But it has drivers for XP and Win 7.

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&ProductFamily=Graphics&ProductLine=Laptop+graphics+drivers&ProductProduct=Mobile+Intel%C2%AE+945GM+Express+Chipset+Family&ProdId=2301&LineId=1101&FamilyId=39

Jun 04, 2012 | PC Laptops

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Software upgrade


Hi!

Well, win xp is absolutly more fun as OS then win 2000:)
To upgrade to win xp will be no problem since Toshiba have drivers for ir. To upgrade to VISTA will...or can give you problem since there arent any drivers for that Tecra S1.

If u deside to upgrade to win xp, here is all the drivers u gona need to do it:
http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=DL&os=&category=&moid=380605&rpn=PT831U&modelFilter=S1&selCategory=3&selFamily=1073768664&selModel=380605%7CPT831U

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Mar 12, 2009 | Toshiba Tecra S1 Notebook

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Okay so my friend put a password on her sylvania laptop and she forgot it and now she wants to know how to get it to default settings can you help?


What the Os do you use?
Vista and Windows 7 allow you to create a password reset disk.If you installed Windows XP, boot up Windows XP in Safe Mode and log on with the built-in administrator account.

Besides,using WindowsPassword Reset is a good method.

In my experience,use windows password reset tool is the best method to reset windows password.

May 06, 2012 | PC Laptops

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I cant install vista on presario cq61 105sa??


Hi
Sometimes getting around these virus problems can be a little tricky. I've found, in my own business that when reinstalling VISTA it will give problems. To eliminate those I use a Linux program called Gpartition. Its free and down loadable. You can use this to completely eliminate anything on that partition (wiped). Then restart VISTA and it should see a blank disk and want to format it. Goodluck

Mar 10, 2010 | PC Laptops

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No audio device installed.


It's unlikly that HP will relesae he needed Vista drivers for your sound device.
That has been a problem with Vista since day 1.
If you want your sound back, you should go back to XP.
Windows Vista use a new software architecture, and hardware devices must comply with it, in order to be used by the new OS.
Sorry

Jul 23, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv1000 Notebook

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Vista to windows xp prof., toshiba satellite l305-s5894


hello , friend its very easy to do that, steps are
1. insert bootable cd/dvd xp prof. cd.
2. But be cautious because the xp profsn doesnt contain the drivers for ata hard disk. so pls find on net the drivers for ata hard disk drivers, also update it in bootable xp profsnl dvd . recreate bootable dvd of xp with advanced bootable xp,
3. or find it from your friend with latest updates requirement. and do from it.
4. Boot from tht cd and start the installation.
5. once it i completed install all video, audio e.tc. drivers.
6. if you dont have that drivers pls download it from toshiba site by entering the toshiba serial no

Mar 25, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite L305-S5894 Notebook

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Laptop Inbuilt Webcam Problem (Compaq C791TU)


Log on to your laptop as an administrator, create a new user account and log on using that new user account and see if you have the same problem. If you have the same problem, uninstall the new driver, which you have installed first and then create a new user account and log on.

Thanks,

Feb 27, 2009 | PC Laptops

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What do you think about downgrading OS from Vista to XP???


well get rid of vista. find a windows ME or XP disk and re-install it. I never liked vista to begin with

Feb 04, 2008 | HP Pavilion dv4000 Notebook

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Need audio driver assistance for a901tu notebook


installl xp first . then using that identify ur audio codec . then go to the companys suoort section website and downlaod the latest drivers

Jan 27, 2008 | Compaq Presario 700 470024-192 Notebook

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