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We cannot download Google,system restore does not work,it will not give date to restore,it stucks on register repair and it locks ,freezes the computer. Tried to install open office.tried in safe mode that doesn't work either.Tried to open Fire Fox,that doesn,t open either. Now I purchased this computer,on Feb. 13th 2008.It took a week to get it,they had to get it ready for me. As you see there are many problems with VISTA.What can I do ,it is only 2 months old,and I would like WINDOWS XP. I was told you can get the program disk to do this.Could you give me more options,as to what I can do.Would the shop I got this computer from ,have to fix this up for me.I am from Estevan Sask.Purchased at Tech Solutions here.Please help me solve this. Yvonne Brown PH 306-634-2216 Estevan Sask. yvonne.m.c@sasktel.net

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I think it is best if you talk to the shop where you bought your PC because i believe it still have the warranty and that includes, maybe, Windows Vista.

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