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About vista vs xp

i am looking into getting a computer for the tenant association i belong too.
the computers i see have vista and i hear bad things about it. is it??


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Or if you can't afford a more expensive PC, you can always just turn off features like Aero (which is a huge memory hog) and several other services. From what I've read, it really depends on use and what you're running.  Just make sure any applications you want to run are approved to run on Vista beforehand.

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That depends on your opinion. Vista does require more powerful computer specifications to its improved visual and performance features. With any new release you can run into hardware compatibility issues, but normally if the computer comes from the manufacturer with Vista installed then it should run just fine. There are several specific reasons why someone would stay away from Vista but if the machine comes with it you might as well use it.

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My computer programs started to be taken over by windows media program,so I tried to stop this by putting my programs and files accidently into c folder ...8activator.exe.Thats when my problems began,

Wow, I hate to necro an old thread here, but seeing as how there is no answer I will chime in here.

You need to change your file associations. This process varies from one OS version to the next so follow the links below for your respective Windows version. I will include XP since I know plenty of people still cling to that to this day.

I use Windows 10 which does not have Media Center, so I know that walkthrough does not help you. However, it may help others with similar file association issues.

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Are certain restore disks interchangeable?

Unfortunately you cant use a vista restore disk for a XP operating system.

You could install vista on it and then use XP compatibility mode for whatever programs you want to run. Simply right click on the program and select the compatability tab..change to XP.

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2. you can buy an operating system disc such as XP or vista

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I just chunk em and load my XP pro disc

( multi machine volume license required if you wanna put it on multible computers )
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but in some cases you may find that XP pro will install on many machines just fine.

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Vista is a huge change for you then. I understand your frustration.

It really just depends on what your used to, your PC specs,etcs..

You do not need to buy a new computer just to have XP.

What you can do is erase Vista off the new sony, and install XP. I can help guild you if you like, on the phone it's almost a 1-3 hour talk. Depending on your experience etc..

It's an easy process downgrading to XP, all you need is:
1.A XP Disk.(The Windows XP Operating System Disk)

That's it, you get that and we can down grade your Sony to XP.

I recommend people get vista for a secondary PC like have a desktop that you do your work on, and if you have a laptop get vista on it as your personal computer. But on the desktop being your work keep it as is.

Let us know what you decide,

Thanks and I hope this helps,


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